The “Basketball Wives” reality star admits she’s tired of being made out to be an evil wench.
“Waking up to negativity on Twitter, negativity on Facebook, negativity on blogs, it’s emotionally and mentally draining, and things people say because they think they know you for watching you one hour of the week, it can weigh on your psyche,” Tami told Sister 2 Sister.
But she knows where her aggression comes from and has yet to deal with it.
While she and Evelyn Lozada have been labeled as the primary instigators of the show, she says it all comes from a hurt past. Tami has suffered through rape several times in her past.
“The way I’ve dealt with things over the course of my life comes from deep routed issues,” said Tami, who doesn’t think critics think about how people’s life experiences affect their actions when they comment on her and her co-stars’ behavior.
“Everybody has to respect the fact that people are going to take the journey and cross bridges when they’re ready to do it,” Tami told Sister 2 Sister. “People judge based on how they would handle a situation. They don’t take into consideration how a person was raised. Everybody’s going to handle things differently.”
She’s not salty about the criticism of the show, including Star Jones’ position that it’s a demeaning depiction of black women, she’s not too keen of name calling from fans.
“You don’t have to follow me on Twitter. You really don’t. You don’t have to like me on Facebook. You don’t have to do any of that. If you disagree with how I handle something or the way a moment went down, you can say that and you don’t have to call me a bitch. You don’t have to call me a lowlife. You don’t have to call me a hood rat. You don’t have to call me out my name to get your point across,” she said.