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FULL CIRCLE MOMENTS: Tamar Braxton Confronts Her Bully's SON On Twitter + Queen Latifah Opens Up About Overcoming Alcoholism & Being Molested


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The drama continues for Tamar Braxton.  We've heard her high school horror stories, but now one has come back to haunt her.  Check out how she confronted a past bully's SON on twitter, plus Queen Latifah opening up about being molested as a child...

Remember when Tamar Braxton would talk about being bullied in high school?  She revealed on her show "Tamar & Vince" that she was never liked in high school, was constantly made fun of, and was often bullied.  And it contributed to a low self esteem.

So when one of those bullies from high school resurfaced on Twitter last night, well, the SON of one of those bullies, ish got real.  

The person said:

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And Tamar responded (Read from bottom up)

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Wow.  Why this guy is so proud of what happened back in the day is beyond us.  But he claims his mother is now a doctor at University of Maryland Hospital.

He kept poking at Tamar saying:

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And this:

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Totally unnecessary.  But nice way of handling this Tay-Tay.



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And in other full-circle news, Queen Latifah is revealing how being molested as a small child by a babysitter and other tragedies led to alcoholism.  She survived it and is offering up her story so maybe others can too.  In the latest issue of Good Housekeeping, where the talk show host is looking Holiday glam on the cover, Latifah opened up about her journey of getting to where she is.

"There's probably no reason I should be here as an African-American girl from Newark," Latifah says. "And for a lot of the things I've wanted to do in life, I haven't looked typical," she adds, referring to Hollywood's beauty standards. While other aspiring actresses might have compromised themselves to win a role, Latifah has famously declared, "I was not born a size 2. I'm not skinny, period. I'm not willing to sleep with the director or step on somebody else's neck to get the job."

She said about deciding to get therapy thanks to the urging of her friend Jada Pinkett Smith:

We ignore our feelings a lot, I realize. Many of us have to…until they really bite us in the butt. What set me free was looking at it from a different perspective, I was 5, manipulated and afraid. You have to say something. The power of those who perpetrate the abuse is your fear and your shame…and that’s unacceptable.

On her brother's death:

My life was rocked to the core…I felt guilty, because I was angry at God. ‘Lance was not there for me to share it with, And I was thinking, Well, I don’t need this. I’d rather have my brother back.’

On her past drinking problem:

Drinking a bunch of alcohol, numbing myself. Every day I would be faded, like a painting that’s just not vibrant, whose edges are dull, I wasn’t living my full life.

On how she got through it all:

I was continuously praying, I realized that wasn’t helping me or my brother. I learned that God was going to provide comfort; I know He is always listening and guiding…I got this little message in my head that I feel was from God. It was as clear as day, like a voice that said to me, ‘Dana, don’t let it all go, because you’re gonna get through this.’ Nobody is perfect. I know that I’m not a saint, but God’s love is there for me. I know that I need help to make it through every day, so I pray to God to help me do the best I can, to lift me up when I am tired and help me develop into the person He wants me to be…I am always surrounded by His love, and He is always there.

The issue of Good Housekeeping is on stands now.  Read the full interview HERE.


Photos: Tamar's IG/Good Housekeeping

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