Loni Love knows her fans want the full story -- so that's what she's giving them in her new book. The comedian's memoir, I Tried to Change So You Don't Have To, chronicles her childhood growing up in the projects, her dating mishaps, career journey and time as a co-host on The Real.
In a candid interview with ET's Deidre Behar, Love talks about spilling it all in her book, including her experience during Tamar Braxton's dramatic departure from The Real in 2016, and how she feels it "tarnished" the groundbreaking show.
Braxton's firing from The Real seemed to come out of nowhere. She's said she was given no explanation of why she was let go from the series, and Love and the other co-hosts, Adrienne Houghton, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Jeannie Mai, said they were also taken aback by the news. However, rumors quickly spread about drama among the ladies, especially after Braxton posted on Instagram about being backstabbed and then unfollowed Love. She unfollowed the other women days later.
"Everybody gets their day in court and everybody gets to tell their side and everybody gets to tell their truth. That's the reason why you write books -- it's to tell your truth," Love tells ET. "The fans deserve it, the fans want to know another side. Well, you're gonna get it."
The aftermath of Braxton's firing was particularly hard on Love, as online trolls accused her of being responsible for it.
"I used to be the person that was like, 'You know what? It will all blow over.' But we live in the age now of social media where it doesn't blow over. It's there forever, there are things that everyone on the show has said that are still living. So, you still have to continue to fight for your character, and I think there's nothing wrong with fighting for your character and fighting for your truth," she explains.
"I've always been a strong person, and in the book, you will understand why certain things were said, why certain things weren't said," Love shares. "Hopefully this will give people another view."