LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Does Toni Braxton leave the music business? Toni Braxton tells Babyface tonight on Braxton Family Values that she is leaving the music business. But does she really leave, and does Babyface change her mind?
Babyface first reveals a long well known, but not often discussed, Braxton Family tension. “You know what attracted me to you in the first place is the pain in your voice.”
Toni pauses and tells viewers “I know what Babyface is referring.” She said it’s the family tension, “that he and LA Reid signed me but not my sisters” for her album deal with La Face Records. Toni adds “and I remembering feeling torn about it. I felt saddened about it. Even when my moment happened, I knew that I was suddenly solo then.”
But does she leave? Babyface tells her to stay. “People let you in throughout your hear break through your music. Unhappy in love. They felt like they were apart of you. And now you are shutting people out.”
Toni’s last album was her sixth studio album Pulse in 2010. In January 2013 she told news ‘I’m just not going to do any albums anymore; maybe touring occasionally here and there because I love performing, but not as much as I did in the past. But no new projects.”
She also told news “I hate to have reality star behind my name. That’s just not what I wanted to be when I grew up.” She added “For me it’s challenging because the artists that I grew up to be; me, the late great Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, we were taught to be aloof. No one needs to know about your life. But now in the age of reality you have to talk about your life and expose it.”
Toni does return to music. Her new album is Chapter VIII: The Encore of a Gemstone. Braxton is coming out in July 2013. She was initially set to release Heartstrings and Synagogue Vibes in 2012.