Towanda Braxton says she just wanted to be heard on "Braxton Family Values."
Discussing a scene on the current season of the series, where she screams and breaks glasses in front of her sisters and mother, Braxton says the emotional moment was overdue because she had been supressing her feelings for some time.
“I couldn’t be emotional. I couldn’t let everybody know how I was really feeling because as soon as I do there’s always a [back]lash. So I suppressed every time," Braxton told ABC News Radio this week. "I think there was only one other time — maybe not that big — I had lashed out and that’s, like Trina said, that’s when someone talked about my children. But when we were sitting together as a family I just felt that I wasn’t being heard, and it was a long time coming."
According to Trina Braxton, tension between she and Tamar Braxton also led to the shocking moment.
"That whole thing stemmed from one of Tamar's Tamartians telling Towanda that she hopes her kids get raped and killed [on Twitter]. Do you understand what I'm saying? So of course there's a certain retaliation that wells up in you when you talk about somebody's children," said Trina.
According to Towanda Braxton, she also felt a way about people claiming that she was jealous of Tamar's success.
"I detested the fact that everybody thought, or everybody was feeling that Towanda was jealous of Tamar. I'm like 'how dare you think that someone who actually volunteered to carry your child to be jealous?' That's ridiculous to me," she explained. "And whenever Tamar needed, and whenever Tamar wanted me to be there, I was there."
"Braxton Family Values" premieres tonight, Thursday, August 14 at 9/8c on WE.