PQs FULL ACCESS: Toni Braxton
Grammy-award winning singer and reality TV star Toni Braxton is releasing her ninth studio album, "Sex and Cigarettes" and the sultry songstress promises it will be worth the wait for her millions of fans. This will be Toni's first solo album in eight years.
Toni came into the music scene in 1992, teaming up with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds with her widely successful track "Love Shoulda Brought You Home" which was featured on the Eddie Murphy Movie Boomerang soundtrack. Following the success of that single Toni teamed up again with Babyface with her debut album which won a ton of awards,
Toni On Relationships
Toni recalls when she first fell in love and the devastating aftermath of the breakup. Braxton states, “I remember being in love…and after we broke up…I think he’s over there tripping about me, but then to learn he’s moved on, it’s a hard experience. I wanted to dive into that.”
Toni On The New Album
The singer, who says her album is reminiscent of Adele’s “Hello”, says “It’s about girl empowerment, but at the same time I’m dying inside because the guy has moved on. Sex and Cigarettes is the next step for sexy and for my sound. I think as an artist you have to push the envelope even further and that’s what I think I did with this album. I think my fans are really going to like it.”
Toni On Reality TV
Currently there is a lot of pressure to “perform” on reality T.V. shows. Toni says that her family shopped around their reality show pilot and chose to go with Magical Elves production company and WE tv because it was important to her that she and her family were able to be who they are, and not forced to portray any of negative stereotypes.
As reported, Toni Braxton and Birdman really got tongues wagging about their relationship with the 2016 release of their collaboration “Heart Away” which hinted at the blossoming romance.
“He took my heart away,” sings Toni. “Bad man with good manner... Played me like I was a habit... Middle finger, he could have it... I used to dream of livin’ lavish... Now a girl’s a livin’ legend.” Later, the Cash Money boss offers a few lines of his own. “Overseas and we high, steering wheel on the right side,” he raps. “Good girl with a bad guy, I took her heart, I won’t lie.”
Well with that said... maybe there’s another future collaboration for the two entertainers in the future. -PQ