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New Video: Tamar Braxton – ‘If I Don’t Have You’ [Starring NeNe Leakes]

Published: Thursday 9th Jul 2015 by Sam
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New video alert!

Tamar Braxton has unboxed the visual for her latest single ‘If I Don’t Have You’ – which is lifted from her third studio album ‘Calling All Lovers.’

Rolled out on VEVO moments ago, the release follows buzz cut ‘Let Me Know,’ which impacted last Fall.

The ambitious clip for ‘If I’ is the songbird’s most measured attempt at a theme-driven video with its showgirl theme.

Does it deliver, though? You be the judge after the jump where the NeNe Leakes featured visual awaits.

Standard-fare, which at this junction just won’t cut it. The song, despite its strong vocal showing, sounds at best like an album cut and more realistically like B-side filler. Hence, if adamant that it was a single, then surely a more engaging video should have been commissioned?

We wholly appreciate Tamar’s talent, but when will artists realize the importance of hitting a home run visually in an era that sees video streams directly impact where they chart on Billboard? It’s so baffling to see visuals such as this that feel as though they were released as a necessity rather than being an event. Where is the replay value?

When are the razzies again? NeNe Leakes just bagged herself a Worst Actress nomination. Shocking.

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  1. #TeamTinashe Stan July 9, 2015

    I am so tired of some women these days looking like trannies and a damn fool at that. Nene, needs to fall off a few stairs with this one.

    I am actually beginning to like Tamar Braxton. The video performance from her was great and she calmed down her sensuality a bit here and made it feel real not a TRY HARD like previous efforts and the over the top dramatic award performances. Video was good but I would of liked more of a storyline not a Drag Queen Vegas show storyline.
    Tamar > K Michelle

    • DEBRA July 9, 2015

      They all look like trannies

    • zakia stoves December 13, 2015

      tamar is the best singer ever.i love all her songs.i would like to meet her.her baby is so cute.i love her house.she has a pretty pool.◆★◆★◆★◆★◆

  2. Rihyeezy July 9, 2015

    Not MOOSE leaks!

    • Rain J Taylor September 5, 2016

      I love Tamar as well as Nene. Both of these ladies are about making their coins. Stop hating people. We should celebrate them.

  3. ShakaZulu July 9, 2015

    Tamar is LATE, this video is LATE what else came out today???

  4. LesB July 9, 2015

    TB’s vocals are a definite Godsend though I agree. The video and song choice are not the best pick for a single. She gets much credit for being one of the best voices out and let’s not forget she is still getting cemented in the game. All things in time!

  5. omg July 9, 2015

    OMG Nene was ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE in this video! She should have never left RHOA, I don’t see her getting any acting gigs in any production that’s worth anything’ GOD was that awful. She needs to invest her money so that it can continue to come in because she definitely won’t be making it in Hollywood with those chops.

  6. Justin July 9, 2015

    I honestly liked the visuals. Lace fronts were all on point and the make up was good. The killer for me is that i know she can hold a beat, so they could have had her do a couple of little sensual dance moves. Give me the full package.

    Also, towards the end there it looked like the lip-synching was a little lazy. Like, girl the vocals are screaming and giving me mariah notes, so you gotta look like you are into it.

    I love Tamar, she looks fab, her body is looking great, and I like the song. Now lets just practice doing it live and giving some killer performance. Get you two backup dancers, turn on the red light, and give me a little magic.

    B+

  7. Cough Cough July 9, 2015

    So you knock this song as an album cut but call Janet Jacksons snooze fest track “refreshing” or whatever reach-filled word y’all used. This site is nothing more than a ki ki.. Never taken seriously because of inconsistent “journalism”

    • What now July 9, 2015

      KIIII

    • LOL July 10, 2015

      LOL BUT JANET’S SO CALLED SNOOZEFEST CHARTED ON THE HOT 100 WITHOUT A VIDEO, WHILE THIS MESS FROM FLOPMAR WACKSTON STILL HASN’T CHARTED YET LOL

      • Bermuda July 10, 2015

        PREACH!!!

  8. Cough Cough July 9, 2015

    The video is cute and fits the song. Not to mention Tamar looks pretty at damn near 40 years old and songs basically every mainstream girl under the table times 5. I can’t wait to hear the album.

    • LOL July 10, 2015

      LOL PLEASE, THIS SCREECHING FLOPPED TRYHARD CAN’T EVEN SING NENE UNDER THE TABLE LOL

  9. What now July 9, 2015

    EH. NEITHER HERE NOR THERE. STILL I LIKE THE SONG.

  10. Kitty Puurrzz July 9, 2015

    Monica is what’s happening in R&B. I feel like after #CodeRed comes this new aged girls are going to be obsolete. Music is heading back to the time when Monica & Brandy SLAYED the charts. Monica’s new single is climbing on radio & ITunes.

  11. Rudeazzgemini July 9, 2015

    What the hell was nene talking about ???? Video was a flop.. Nice song killed by horrible video..

  12. A&R July 9, 2015

    Humm…. This was get best video to date but it still falls short. I agree with everything tgj said. If Tamar keeps this up the public will write her off on the oldies but goodies station. Im not saying make the meaningless hip hop and r&b music of now but she needs a Umbrella or Irreplaceable type track. Something mature but fresh. Also, give us a Lil dance
    You’re 36 but it’s not over if Jlo 40 yr old ass can still cut up you can. And you betta wait for Janet. She’s 50 and will still cut a rug. Cool start but she’s needs a nice mid with urban groove to keep her commercial appeal. And her team needs to stop making her think she’s old. Oh, lose the blond for the black or Dark brown hair. The darker adds demension to her face and she’s looks good slimmer!!!

  13. E Young July 9, 2015

    This is a great song, but this video has nothing to do with the song. The video was pointless!

  14. stan July 10, 2015

    eh idk, i think the song is pretty good. more urban ac than mainstream, i guess, but that’s not a bad thing.

  15. Molly July 10, 2015

    Nene needs to be shot for this…. Tamar looked cute her best video so far the song is boring tho.

  16. Navy Nick July 10, 2015

    Amazing song; cute video, Tamar looked great! I like nene but this was not good acting, @ all.

  17. If I Don’t Have… A Grammy. July 10, 2015

    NeNe = NoNo … Tamar Girl This Not Gonna Do. This Is The Second Single Off Her Second Album And I’m Still Not Interested. I Wouldve Rather Watched A Video Of You Walking With Ya Man Through The Park Than This …

    I Will Give Her Credit On Her Hair And Makeup Though … The Looks Were On Point

  18. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig July 10, 2015

    That Diana Ross wig is not glued correctly smh! *tamar voice* DAT AIN’T THE MOVE!

  19. ~The Arcade~ July 10, 2015

    Nene Nene Nene *sigh* I like the song, there’s was no clear fluent storyline in the video, no male lead so who is she singing to? I give it 7.5/ 10.

  20. Likedbymany July 10, 2015

    Haters. Seriously though.
    The videos for this video were on point. Especially the dark brown hair on the stairs she looked like she did in “Only Love” video when she was like 19. The is her best video since “The One” its not a chart topper but if she can pull off a even better live performance this song will gain some nice traction. Go Tamar!

  21. LOL July 10, 2015

    LOL NOW I SEE WHY FLOPMAR MADE UP WITH K MICHELLE LOL. K MICHELLE’S VIDEOS ARE NEVER AS SHYTTY AS HERS LOL.

  22. gina July 10, 2015

    a hot tranny mess, just like all of her videos. she should just stick to reality tv and trashy talk shows.

  23. Meka D July 10, 2015

    Not her best.You can tell she was lip synching. VIDEO HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SONG.

  24. Cheryl July 10, 2015

    Uh Tamar like the song but you screaming and lipsyncing and that’s not good NeNe I don’t understand what you were doing
    redo redo no wait Tamar let’s here it live

  25. Carlos July 10, 2015

    NeNe was awful. Tamar’s vocals were amazing but NeNe destroyed the video for me. NeNe don’t quit your day job….oops you already have.

  26. You wanna love it right bettor like you do then my funky money July 11, 2015

    Nice video

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