The singer discussed the encounter on her Instagram story, revealing that she was barred from entering JR’s Bar & Grill because of her appearance.
“Evidently I look like a gangster. I can’t go in this establishment,” she said.
“Here in my favorite town Dallas, they have zero tolerance for black people.”
The establishment addressed the encounter in a statement, released to NBC 5. In it, they maintained that they have strict entrance policies which apply to anyone and everyone hoping to drink and dine at JR’s.
Our posted policies regarding entrance into JR’s Bar & Grill are to both ensure the safety of all our customers and to certify that our staff are in accordance with the law when serving alcohol – without exception,” the statement read.
“In this instance, we were simply following our published procedures. It would have been a beautiful experience and honor to add Tamar Braxton to the long list of celebrities who have enjoyed JR.s as a safe and inclusive entertainment venue. We are deeply saddened that she didn’t experience the love that awaited her inside.