Loni Love On Amanda Seales Making Faces During Her Breakdown: “She Didn’t Understand” + Denies Rumors She Sent An Email To Get Tamar Braxton Fired
Loni Love is getting vocal about her recent newsworthy moments. From her emotional moment about her weight loss to new accusations that she got Tamar Braxton fired from “The Real”, the daytime talk show co-host and comedienne had plenty to say during an interview with Madame Noire.
She addressed the criticism she received after her breakdown on “The Real” recently. In that episode, she cried while explaining her weight loss and said “a lot of women in the African American community, we don’t know how to eat.”
She told Madame Noire of the backlash,
“I didn’t see any of that discussion cuz I was working on—I’m also the voice of “Bridezillas” so I was working on that. But I did hear about it. First of all, I never speak for every Black woman. If you go to my book, it actually explains how I grew up so my statement was for some women. Although, there were some women who were upset, there were a lot of women who understood what I was saying about accessibility capitalism has caused in the poor communities- that has caused us not to be able to eat clean. And not be able to eat the correct way. Which is why you see an obesity rate that is highest among Black females—more than any other race. Even with Black males. Black females have an obesity problem.”
She also spoke on Amanda Seales’s reaction.
But there was also another component about it, which was Amanda who didn’t understand because she’s new to the show. She didn’t understand. She personally called me and she was like, ‘Yoo…you were talking and the next minute you started crying.’ And it’s like, “Girl, that’s what we do on the show. It’s called “The Real.” It caught her off guard and that’s why you see the reaction that she had. She was like, ‘Do you want to do an IG?’ I said, ‘No, Amanda, this is a show. This is “The Real” and this is what we do.’ And like I said, she didn’t have time to come back and go, ‘Loni?’ We just had to get out. So, it is what it is.”
She went on to speak on the mixed reactions Amanda Seales has had since joining the show. theJasmineBRAND broke the news that she would be the fifth co-host.
Loni Love dished on the awkward run-in between Amanda Seales and a journalist who questioned Seales’s chemistry with her co-hosts.
Loni Love said,
“When you saw what the lady did with Extra, that’s that reality show stuff. We not a reality show. That’s why I grabbed her hand because I’m like, I know what’s happening. And Amanda feels like she’s being attacked and she shouldn’t feel like she’s being attacked. That question should have never been asked. Sorry! It’s supposed to be a soft interview. She’s dealing with a lot. It’s about a learning curve. But let her enjoy it. Let us enjoy it while we can. Like I said, we all get along. And let her make her faces. If she don’t understand, let her make her faces. I was trending, I was happy. She called me and said, ‘This memes…’ I said, ‘What?’ I promise you when you’re booked and busy you like, ‘What?!’ I was like, ‘Girl, let them people have their fun.’”
“Deep down, we are talking about issues that no other show is talking about. We’re not gon’ be perfect. We’re going to make some mistakes. Let the people give their opinions. We have to let Amanda be Amanda. Let her be herself and she’s going to be fine.”
She spoke on the ongoing drama between former co-host Tamar Braxton, who was fired in 2016. Loni Love was accused of getting Tamar Braxton fired and allegedly wanted to be the only “ghetto” Black woman on the show, according to claims Cookie Hull made to Comedy Hype.
Loni Love said of those claims,
“I do have thoughts about that that I addressed in my book. But I will say this, anybody that knows me, knows that I will not describe myself as a ghetto girl. I wouldn’t describe Tamar Braxton as a ghetto girl. I might say that we believe in the power of being ourselves. But ghetto girl?! I would never do that. And also, there’s a lesson in this. When you try to help people, you have to watch who you help. I’ve never been against any Black woman. My fans know that. That’s the reason why I wrote this book. When you read the book, you will see. I’ve been trying to get the truth out for years. But here, we dealing with this reality show type [mentality]. I do address that in my book.”
As for her comment that there aren’t any plus-size fashion icons for black women.
“When I said what I said. I said, ‘There are no plus size women that I know except for Ashley Graham of recent that are legends. Where’s our Naomi Campbell. They don’t put us on the covers of magazines. And that made a lot of plus size models mad. But I’m like, they’re not putting us on magazines. That last plus size woman I remember was—and I’ll probably get in trouble for this— was Mo’Nique. All I said was, ‘Where is our plus size legends?’ Because Black women been plus size for years. But they don’t give us a chance to be on the cover of magazines. Now, you might have your blog. You might have a couple of campaigns but I’m talking about where is the plus size Naomi Campbell for Black women. I’m not talking about Ashley, cuz ain’t Ashley White? So that’s what I was talking about…”
She also has zero regrets about making her boyfriend James Welsh sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
She said in the interview,
“I think an NDA (which is a non-disclose agreement) especially when you are a female that is making your way. And you meet somebody who is going to be in your life—it’s not about them. It’s about the people that are around them. And it’s not to question their friends’ character. But let me tell you something, when people need money, they do strange and odd things…. It was once we decided to go monogamous. And then I said, ‘You know what, I need to talk to you.’ It was just an honest, adult conversation. I know some people—celebrities— the minute somebody walk in they house, they’re like, ‘No, in order to do this…”
“Go down to Netflix. You can’t walk in the door without signing an NDA. And you may say, ‘You’re not a business.’ No, your life is your business. And it’s a lot of people that will make up stories and say certain things. So at least you have that to at least be some level of protection. Once we decided it was just going to be a relationship between he and I—and he was fine with signing it.”
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