Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Tamar Braxton on Playing Snoop Dogg’s ‘Angel’ in Semi-Autobiographical Musical ‘Redemption of a Dogg’

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*“Please believe you’ve never seen urban theatre like this,” Snoop Dogg previously stated abt his semi-autobiographical touring musical “Redemption of a Dogg.”

Adding: “With my flavor and his expertise, we’re gonna bring the people an unmissable show,” rapper promises.”

Je’Caryous Johnson’s newest stage play stars the music icon and singer Tamar Braxton and chronicles a multi-faceted character built around the persona of the rap star. As reported by rollingout.com, the play examines the internal battle one man has between preserving his life-long legacy and losing the love of his life.

Braxton stars as the character The Angel, who serves as Snoop spiritual guide Rolling out recently chopped it up with the part-time reality TV star about her role in the play. Check out what she had to say below.

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Tell us about your character in the stage play Redemption of a Dogg.

I am an angel. Everybody thinks that I’m Shani [Snoop’s wife]. Not. I’m not Boss Lady at all. But my character is really important to Snoop because I have been assigned to him to guide him to his destiny.

Tell us about one of your favorite scenes in the play.

I think my number one favorite scene is when I have a conversation with Snoop about taking accountability for all of the mistakes that he’s made, and really getting him to look at himself and not blame others for what happened. Now, others did do things wrong; however, you have to take accountability for your part.

How easy or difficult was it for you to play the role of an angel?

At first, I was very apprehensive about playing the role of an angel, because I didn’t know what she entailed.

Understandable, because we see you as bad girl, tough chic, sassy mamma, and all of that.

And I am all of that in this play. And I’ve said this before, I feel as if God places our angels around us who can identify with us. This is who I am in the play to Snoop. Because he’s tough, he’s got sass to him, he’s funny, he’s also smart, and he’s also talented. We’re like parallel to each other in this play.

How do you navigate being the unapologetic version of Tamar Braxton, and still manage to live your best life?

I think that I’m unapologetic to who I am, not what I do. So, that’s how I’m able to live my best life because If I hurt your feelings, if I said something that was wrong, I have no problems saying ‘I’m so sorry,’ because my intent is not to hurt your feelings. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t have a good day if I knew that I hurt somebody’s feelings. I’m able to live my life unapologetically, simply because I’ve accepted myself for who I am, flaws and all. I know that I do have a mouth, and sometimes I want to take things back that I said. And even when I’ve thought about some things, they still came out the wrong way. It’s a flaw. The only thing I can do about that is apologize and really be sincerely sorry and move on.


Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.




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