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LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 05: Tamar Braxton attends the 2017 Soul Train Awards, presented by BET, at the Orleans Arena on November 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On Monday (Sept. 21), Tamar Braxton broke her silence since she made headlines regarding an altercation with her fiance David Adefeso. She took to Instagram and explained that she forgot to love herself. However, she didn’t address anything regarding her relationship with Adefeso.

The “Love and War” singer shared a photo of herself looking in the mirror at herself while wearing a shade of red lipstick. “God thank you for saving me! You know my true heart. Despite what the world may think of me, you kept me here for a reason. You are a God of second chances, and this second chance I won’t take for granted. The world can often be a dark place but I must resort to you for my light,” Braxton wrote.

“Ladies, have you ever felt like you put all your time and love into your children, job, relationship, and family but often forget to love yourself? That is where I have been for the past few years. I believe I have put a lot of time and effort into loving and giving my all to everything else but myself. I have allowed myself to stay in toxic situations including work environments.”

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 02: Tamar Braxton is seen as We TV celebrates the premiere of “Braxton Family Values” at Doheny Room on April 02, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for WE tv )

“I’ve allowed my talents to be used for the wrong reasons. I have allowed myself to be used in too many ‘angry black girl’ narratives. I’m not angry at all. I have been battling mental health for some time now, and let me tell y’all is not a joke. Nor is it a reason for anyone to call you ‘crazy.’ I am praying for anyone that is on this same battle,” she continued.

“I’ve realized in this time that the only thing I can control is the things I own. I want to personally fight for brown girls to have more ownership and not just be a slave to the industry. Black women are the unvalued and unprotected.”

“I am on a never-ending battle to be the best Tamar Braxton I can be. God has brought me through a lot so I would like to pass it on to use my voice to help brown women and ALL women in these similar situations. We all have the opportunity to evolve. For now on it’s me vs me,” Braxton concluded.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.

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