Tamar Braxton The Real drama update
Tamar Braxton opens up about being fired from “The Real.” Above, Braxton appears at the premieres of “Kendra on Top” and “Driven to Love” in West Hollywood, California, March 31, 2016. Getty Images

Tamar Braxton isn’t letting the drama surrounding her departure from “The Real” drag her down. The reality-television personality and singer stopped by “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” Thursday to open up about her exit and to make a big announcement.

Braxton said on the radio program she has no idea why the daytime talk show let her go. The “Love and War” singer explained that she found out through her husband, Vincent Herbert, who had called the show’s producers to discuss another matter. “For this to come out of the blue is astonishing,” Braxton said. “Me and the girls got along, so I thought.” She added, “I loved going to work. Just like everybody else, I loved driving to work.”

It was rumored “The Real” axed Braxton because she wasn’t “reading too well” with the audience and she wasn’t a good fit with advertisers, but she insists she was never given a reason why she was fired. “I really, honestly don’t know,” she told host Steve Harvey. “And I feel like that’s what bothering me to this day.”

Despite the drama, Braxton is determined to keep moving forward and even announced on Harvey’s show that she had been signed to his 112th Street Productions to possibly host either a game show or her own talk show. “I’m just not going to allow anybody to dim my star,” she said, adding: “I can’t let this one situation make me lose my self-esteem ... This is not a setback, it’s a setup. From here, it’s onward and upwards. And I have to keep telling myself that.”

“The Real” confirmed last month that Braxton wasn’t returning for Season 3. A joint statement by the singer and the show said Braxton’s departure was a mutual decision and that she was leaving so she could focus on her music career. However, Braxton hinted there was some drama behind-the-scenes when she posted an Instagram message saying that somebody she “stupidly trusted” had stabbed her in the back. After that post, Braxton took a brief break from social media, but returned Wednesday, telling fans she was “happy” and “positive.”