Singer Tamar Braxton took to social media saying a Dallas bar turned her away Monday night for looking "like a gangster."
The bar at the center of the controversy, JR's Bar and Grill on Cedar Springs Road in Dallas, responded after receiving a wave of backlash. The eatery acknowledged Braxton was turned away, but did not elaborate as to why she was denied entry.
"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," JR's Bar and Grill said in a statement released to NBC 5. "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."
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Braxton is in town to perform at The Great Xscape Tour at Verizon Theatre on Dec. 13.