Tamar Braxton was coached by producers to fight with Big Brother castmate Atlanta Housewife Kandi, MTO News has learned.

Kandi Burress from the Real Housewives of Atlanta and Tamar Braxton from Braxton Family Values are both inside the Celebrity Big Brother House. And the two ladies are fighting like alleycats. But all of the arguments are initiated by Tamar Braxton.

Now we know why.

We spoke with a person close to Tamar who tells us that the "drama" between Tamar and Kandi - is being done for the cameras and at the request of the shows producers.

The insider explained, "The producers wanted Tamar to commit to bringing the drama, before they signed her on. When she learned that Kandi was joining the cast, she knew who to bring [the drama] to."

The insider added, "Tamar is not that argumentative in real life. She's playing it up for the camera at Kandi's expense."

Here's Tamar forcing the drama last night - which ended with her in tears. She really deserves an OSCAR for her performance:

According to Entertainment Weekly:

Tamar Braxton and Kandi Burruss were less than thrilled to find out they would be sharing a house together on season 2 of Celebrity Big Brother. It seems they had a feud of some sort dating back to a joint music tour last year.

But the dueling divas appeared to make nice and actually form an alliance in the early days of the game. So far, so good! But that all goes on the window in tonight’s episode. In this sneak peek clip from the CBS episode, Braxton and Burruss look to bury the hatchet by getting into the reasons for their feud. But then it all goes wrong. Horribly wrong.