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R&Beef; : #Rebels Vs. #Martians

Posted on the 16 September 2013 by Nelle @ImSoJheanelle

Maybe this is just a ploy to get two successful black women to shade each other for the sake of publicity and album sales or maybe these two have a genuine dislike for each other. Social media is accessible to these celebrities so immediate feelings and thoughts are posted via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram etc. 

As a music lover, I have had enough of controversy, as aspiring publicist I understand that it garners attention whatever you are trying to sell to the public, but it is quite overdoneLet us dissect these two divas so we can finally put this so called beef to rest.

R&Beef; : #Rebels vs. #Martians

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Tamar Braxton is no stranger to the music business, she was ¼ of the nineties group The Braxtons , her sister Toni Braxton is a one of the most efficacious artist in R& B music and her husband is the man behind Streamline Records, associated with some of today’s popular artists such as Lady Gaga and Mindless Behavior. Before Vince Herbert entered the picture, Tamar had a record deal in 2000 but never propelled her to the success that she has today. According to, her recently released album “ Love &War” debuted in the top 10 Billboard chart selling 114,000 copies in its first week. It has been a long time coming for Tamar and her own success, but we have to admit there is a “who you know” factor, which includes her sister(s) and husband.
K. Michelle’s career had a great start in 2008 with the mentorship of R. Kelly; her two singles released on RCA Records, one featured Missy Elliot, showed minimal success on the charts. She did however develop a fan base that encouraged her to do more music by releasing mixtapes that gained attention of music executives. Becoming a cast member of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta TV series most definitely helped K. Michelle re-launch her career. Warner Bros Records released Rebellious Soul and the record sold 72,000 in its first week and debuted on the Billboard at number two and the US R&B albums at number one.  There are  some familiar factors that common to Tamar's success, except the Husband manager, and a prominent family. So let us give us her props for her hardwork and dedication to her craft.

Reality TV has been the platform responsible for all these two women success, and it is a shame how they have to keep bickering back and forth with each other in the media. Why is it that two black talented young women cannot congratulate each other on their successes and show a united front in a male dominated industry? Have we ever heard Reba McEntire and Dolly Partoncalling each other out? All this shade feeds into the way other women of other races view African Americans; angry all the time. As a music fan, both ladies are equally talented, at the end of the day; longevity is that matters. First week sales, touring and TV appearances are all good for publicity, but if they were not putting out good music things would not be possible. The entertainment business is big enough for both divas to co- exist. So now, can the beefing  and  bickering end, let us get back to making music.
Do you have a preference between these two divas? Why?
Are you frustrated with all these simulated feuds?

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