Is Tamar Braxton Leaving ‘The Real’ To Focus On Music Career?

After rumors had spread that Tamar Braxton wouldn’t be returning for season three of the popular daytime talk show The RealPEOPLE confirmed her split from the show. The reason being?  To “concentrate on her solo career.”

A joint statement released on Sunday (May 22) from Braxton and The Real states:”

“The Real and Tamar Braxton have mutually decided that Tamar will not be continuing with the show for its upcoming third season. She will be leaving in order to concentrate on her solo career. Everyone associated with The Real appreciates Tamar’s efforts and the contributions she has made to the show’s success, and we wish her all the best for the future.”

But is that THE REAL (pun intended) reason Tamar is splitting from the show? On Saturday, Tamar left a cryptic message on her IG, calling out some “backstabbers.”

“I love u all but I have been stabbed in the back by someone I stupidly trusted (not my man or my sisters) I am not about to be tried and tested to snitch and it’s not in good taste to tell you who,” she wrote. “But as #tamartians you are very smart and can figure things out on your own. But know that every one who smiles in your face is NOT your friend and is NOT cheering for you and will LIE and try and tear u down to TRY and dim your light,” she said.

While the statement makes it seem like the split was cordial, could her leaving the show be related to the events that caused her to write this post? Could Tamar be talking about one of her co-hosts? Time will tell.