Tamar Braxton says don’t give up

By Drum Digital
03 December 2013

Reality TV drama queen Tamar Braxton was very emotional at the Soul Train Awards.

For many who are used to her over the top performances her real emotions were a surprise.

During her acceptance speech for the Chaka Khan Award for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist Tamar shed a tear or two.

Toni Braxton's baby sister encouraged viewers to believe in themselves.

"I almost gave up on myself," she said. "No matter what you want to be…don't give up on yourself. It's possible. I'm 36 years old and I'm proud of it."

Soul Train Awards Winners:

  • Best New Artist: K. Michelle
  • Best R&B/Soul Male Artist: Miguel
  • Centric Certified Award: Luke James
  • Video of The Year: Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu "Q.U.E.E.N."
  • Best Gospel/Inspiration Performance: Tye Tribbett "If He Did It Before … Same God"
  • Album of the Year: Kendrick Lamar "Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City"
  • Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year: Wale feat. Tiara Thomas "Bad"
  • The Chaka Khan Award for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist: Tamar Braxton
  • Song of The Year: Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. "Blurred Lines"
  • The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award: Tamar Braxton "Love & War"
  • Best Dance Performance: Ciara "Body Party"
  • Best Collaboration: Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. "Blurred Lines"
  • Best International Performance: Bunji Garlin "Differentology"
  • Best Traditional Jazz Performance: Nicole Henry "Waiting in Vain"
  • Best Contemporary Jazz Performance: George Duke "Missing You"
  • Best Independent R&B Soul Performance: Ashanti "Never Should Have"
  • Best Entertainment/Music Website or Blog: ThisIsRnB.com

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