Tami Roman visited the Wendy Williams Show a couple of days ago in another attempt to rehabilitate her toxic image.
The interview starts off light enough with Wendy Williams mentioning that she had been invited to Tami’s wedding to Kenny Anderson years before. Tami jokes that the only way she knew what was going on with Anderson was by listening to WW’s show on the radio, so of course she invited her to the wedding! Aw. So cute. Tami draws sympathy from the crowd when she states that Anderson has little to nothing to do with their kids. Oh, and did you know that Tami is an actress who has appeared on Married with Children? Apparently, she is going to be a series regular on some show that she cannot speak of. Taking jobs from real actresses. SMH.
Sidebar: I am not at all a fan of Wendy Williams. I am watching this clip specifically to see for myself what Tami had to say and witness her crocodile tears. I find it hilarious that Williams has the nerve to state that she is embarrassed by Basketball Wives. I also find it amusing that Nicki Minaj has come out as boycotting Basketball Wives stating that it is an embarrassment to black women. It’s like being on another planet. Neither of those women are women that I would want any child to aspire to be.
Wendy wants to know what Tami’s daughters think about the show. Tami, first, takes the time to thank Wendy for inviting her on the show because people are so quick to point the finger and organize boycotts, but no one is stepping up to “help them out.” Help them out? Why is it anyone’s responsibility to help them out?
Wendy asks how or why these women, who are relatively attractive, are so violent. Two people clap when Tami said that if you focus the camera on the lives of anyone, it will capture behavior that they would be ashamed of. I don’t know not one person that I could focus the camera on and find them acting the way that she did this season, but I digress.
Tami tries to squeeze out a few tears as she mentions that, “for the first time,” her daughters were embarrassed by her behavior. She never fully recognized the platform that VH1 had given her and now that she recognizes it, she will use her powers for good. Or something. She also mentions her children taking abuse via social networking.
Sidebar: I will say that I am 100% against people going after the kids of any celebrity on any of these shows for any reason. They are not the ones who signed up for this spotlight and they aren’t responsible for the actions of their parents. I find it hypocritical to go off on Tami for being a bully while bullying her children about things that they didn’t do.
Tami still insists that things were going on behind the scenes that drove her to respond the way that she did to Kesha. Even though these things happened, Tami acknowledges that she has to take responsibility for her own actions and not allow others dictate how she behaves. She “openly admits” that she was acting a “pure fool” and that she has since apologized to Kesha. She is trying to take responsibility for her actions. To this Wendy responds, “Aww, that’s nice!” And quickly keeps it moving. Yea, Wendy, after all these years, you should be able to fake sincerity a tad better than that.
Sidebar: I will pay a solid nickel, a 5 whole cents, to anyone who can point me in the direction of what it is that Kesha did that was so horrible that Tami’s only recourse was to go in on her. From what I have seen and read, Tami has yet to shed any light on that. I can only think that it is because she didn’t actually do anything more than what we’ve already seen – talk behind Tami’s back.
Wendy wants to know which Tami the viewers can look forward to in Season 5. Tami vows that she will never, ever see “that look” on her children’s faces again, which means she will have to behave herself. I foresee more therapy sessions in our future.
The rest of the interview is just fluff with WW asking Tami about drinking beer after liposuction, her heart scare (not “mini” heart attack) and showing off her
suspect boyfriend. Tami says that he doesn’t watch the show, but when things get back to him, he just asks her, “What did you do?” in that playful sitcom kind of way where the wife/mom spends too much on a shopping spree and the husband/dad shakes his head and raises his arms in amused exasperation. Awww, shucks.
I can’t wait for the reunion show and will definitely do a review/recap Tuesday!
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