Tamar Braxton after claiming she was too ‘drained’ to attend the funeral of her 24-year-old niece went on her kinky tour over the weekend in three cities.
The 42-year-old singer spoke about the unexpected death of Lauren ‘LoLo’ Braxton in Maryland in an Instagram Live video last week a few days after she died.
Tamar has been touring recently with Kandi Burruss and her Welcome To The Dungeon experience while also filming Braxton Family Values.
Facing backlash: Tamar Braxton, shown last month in West Hollywood, California, has responded to the backlash after saying she was too ‘drained’ to attend a family funeral
She revealed in the four-minute video Friday that the death was her first loss of a family member.
‘I’ve been M.I.A. because I just cannot bring myself to post about my niece. Like, I just can’t do it. But what I did want to say is I want to thank everyone for sending their condolences,’ Tamar said.
‘I don’t want my sisters or my family to get upset with me, but the things that’s been going on – this is the first time that anybody in my family has passed, she added.
‘Nobody tell you about going to the damn funeral. I don’t have time going to the funeral,’ she said.
No time: The 42-year-old singer last week said she didn’t have time to attend the funeral as she’s been touring with Kandi Burruss and her Welcome To The Dungeon experience
‘I’m still drained from that… It’s a lot. Everything happens in God’s divine order and you’ve got to respect it and praise him anyway,’ Tamar added.
Critics were quick to question the singer for not attending the funeral for her niece who died April 29 of complications from a heart condition.
Tamar took to Instagram in response and shared a public service announcement posting that read: ‘PSA: Please don’t tell people how to Heal from something You’ve Never Been Through’.
Heart condition: Lauren ‘LoLo’ Braxton, shown in an undated social media photo, died April 29 in Maryland of complications from a heart condition
Public service: Tamar took to Instagram to respond to the backlash over missing the funeral
She included a caption that read, in part: ‘Everyone should be allowed to grieve how they want, when they want and however long they want to. Stop giving expiry dates to the pain you did not endure. If you cannot be kind, say nothing’.
Tamar in the comments added: ‘… and now you know the rest of the story’.
The Celebrity Big Brother winner over the weekend performed in the Welcome To The Dungeon tour in Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia.
Tamar before posting Friday that she was too ‘drained’ to attend the funeral shared images Thursday from the dungeon tour showing off her body in lingerie.
On tour: Tamar before saying she was too ‘drained’ to go to the funeral shared photos of herself on Instagram in sexy lingerie while on tour
‘I did this tour because my friends said that ”don’t nobody know u have that body underneath all those church clothes” ion care I’m STILL saved… I’m an actress in playing a role,’ she wrote in the caption.
In her hashtag she said that Jesus approved the look: ‘Me and jesus talked about it.’
Lauren was the daughter of Tamar’s older brother Michael Conrad Braxton, Jr and her father told TMZ that she died of causes related to a heart condition.
Michael, 50, and Toni Braxton, are the elder siblings to sisters Traci, 48, Towanda, 45, Trina, 44 and Tamar.
Amazing niece: Toni Braxton took to Instagram with a memorial post after the death of her niece Lauren