Monday, February 11, 2013

Toni Braxton Hates Being a Reality Star


Reality TV may be paying Toni Braxton's bills but it doesn't mean she has to like it...

Toni Braxton, who recently announced her retirement from music, tells The Grio
“I hate to have reality star behind my name.”
“That’s just not what I wanted to be when I grew up.”
“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.”

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whitney had a reality show though....R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

Bobby Brown had a reality show and Whitney decided to be apart of it.

Toni was too desperate for money & more fame to realize that ALL MONEY AIN'T GOOD MONEY but can we be real here Toni had been making questionable decisions for quite awhile now.

Tippie Toes said...

Well Toni keep doing lifetime movies you weren't to bad in Twist of Faith

Anonymous said...

I think she did the show for her sisters. I think she has held on to some guilt all these years for going solo, and this was her way of giving them a taste of fame. That's no way to live though.

Anonymous said...

What other way is there for her to make money, NONE>>>>bitch STFU, your man don't work, you can't work so reality is your best bet.

Anonymous said...

she did do the show for her sisters... she is private and she doesnt like doing the show, but who would watch one of her sister... she was good in twist of faith. her money issues comes her illness, get sick and see how broke you become even with health insurance. my mother was n the hospital for 9 days, her bill was 28k. she had medicare and state employees heath ins. together they paid 16k. with her ongoing illness she will never get out from under those bills.

AlWel said...

Every time Toni speaks she seems so sad. If you don't want to do reality TV don't. I think that each of the sister and her mom have built up enough of a storyline the show would survive without her.

I agree with the first 9:40 Twist of Faith wasn't bad at all.

AlWel said...

*12:40

Anonymous said...

Can't believe what she did to her face. SMH.

Anonymous said...

Did we miss the memo where Toni stated she was FORCED to do reality tv?

Because otherwise Toni needs to hush it was her CHOICE to start a RTV show.

But I agree w/ her in that she and the early 90's divas obeyed the code to keep their private life as such.

Anonymous said...

I dont know what to make of this bitch. Every time I look at this heffa, i keep thinking, dang she probably a pretty bad fuck. This bitch look like she probably only fuck her man every 2nd Wed at 9:10 pm. And then she'd go immediately to the bathroom and take a shower...hurting a nigga post-sex feelings.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:05, I'm gonna need you to bring it in by about 73.5%. I'm sure you have experienced sexual rejection but there is no reason why you transfer your inadequacies on Tone Capone!

Anonymous said...

What's with all of the hate for Toni Braxton? I bet most the chicks ( or chicks with dicks) hating on toni are too young to even know who she really is- SHe has always stated that she didn't like doing Reality TV or the Braxton show. She is doing it for $$ and for her sisters. Leave this woman alone. Damn

Anonymous said...

So many trollers, hating ass he-she's & hating females come on this sight and hate on EVERYBODY. The HE-shes will hate on every REAL WOMAN because they wish they were her...and the trollers hate because they wish they were AFRICAN AMERICANS or at least lived IN AMERICA and the hater females from America are jealous of everybody!! go get a life losers!!

where's my stimulus? said...

in reality, BROKE is a full-time job....

Anonymous said...

HAHA SNITCH THINK LIL MAMA AND MC LYTE ARE THE SAME PERSON..HAHAHA

SNITCH IS WHITE!!!

Anonymous said...

HAHA SNITCH THINK LIL MAMA AND MC LYTE ARE THE SAME PERSON..HAHAHA

SNITCH IS WHITE!!!

Anonymous said...

WHEN DID TONI BRAXTON GET DIE HARD STANS AND WHERE WAS YALL WHEN SHE NEEDED YOU THE MOST WHEN HER LAST TWO CDS DROPPED.

Anonymous said...

Think I'll check out Twist of Fate.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Toni Braxton's stupid ass.

This bitch can't manage her finances to save her life and still trying to stunt like she is paid in full.

She is a failure at everything she does. #suckstobeher.

Anonymous said...

@ 349- even if though had to file Bankruptcy Im sure she still has more $$ than you...figure out what bankruptcy really is...young, dumb or broke bitches always think they know what they are talking about!

Anonymous said...

I wish she'd talk about the real issue, which is that she was overwhelmed by fame and didn't manage her money well, and perhaps one or some of the people who were around her were a part of the problem.

There isn't anything wrong with her doing a show with her sisters, unless she was somehow forced into it and felt that she couldn't say no.

And why did she get plastic surgery? She was naturally cute!

Anonymous said...

4:10 bitch, slow your row. I know exactly what bankruptcy is and which chapters mean which. BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS TYPICALLY A MUTHAFUCKA IS FILING IT - regardless of what they make/made - is because they are in over their fucking head in debt....like this dookey ass, real potato nose having bitch. TWICE.

Anonymous said...

@4:10 LOL - nobody needs to figure out what "bankruptcy" means - it's pretty clear!!!

"Bankruptcy is a legal status of a person or organization that cannot repay the debts it owes to creditors." Wikipedia

"utter failure or impoverishment" Merriam Webster

"A legal proceeding involving a person or business that is unable to repay outstanding debts." Investopedia

"Chapter 7: you cannot make enough money to be able to fund a Chapter 13 bankruptcy repayment plan..." findlaw.com

toni braxton is a porch monkey princess said...

Isn't this the same slut bucket that was letting NBA niggers spray her tonsils with their baby batter back in the 90s? She is nothing but an industry whore. This hobit sized skank had vegas shows and they pay well! But she can't keep any money. Typical ghetto dweller.

Anonymous said...

@4:57 THANK YOU!!!! CUT AND DRY and that heffa has done it TWICE.

Anonymous said...

@4:58, it back on ya neck, bitch. Bankruptcy actually knows no color. Doesn't always have to be a racial issue.

Anonymous said...

TWICE. - 4:54 PM
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omg, she filed TWICE. that part slays me!!!

cns said...

She's sad because if she would have humbled herself not blown through all her money twice she would not have to do the modern day chittling circuit i.e. reality shows. Oprah tried to tell her but she was too proud to listen. Combine with her health issues and still being married to a deadbeat I guess I would be sad too. But I love that she is making theses sacrifices to help her sisters out.

What she needs to do is divorce her husband then go the Janet Jackson, Mellody Hobson, and Naomi Campbell route and start dating billionaires. Since she has her looks and a taste for the finer things she might as well. She might even get wifed up. Btw, she was really good in a Twist of Faith.

Anonymous said...

you know, instead of saying how much she doesn't like reality shows, she should maybe show a little gratitude for the opportunity and the income. say something nice, and keep her personal regrets to herself.

Anonymous said...

The faggots hating on Toni are obvious beyonce stans and are angry at the mere fact that Toni way more talented than beyonce, better looking and older.

Toni knows that she should have not done reality tv because she is a legend, there are certain things legends don't do. Now if it was beyonce it wouldn't be an issue because beyonce will never be a legend.

Anonymous said...

I can't hate Toni period! She has more than paid her dues. She brought major success to LaFace records and she is not only a talented singer, but writer, musician and arranger as well. She had her reasons for doing this show. I'm sure aside from her medical situation and bankruptcy she wanted to give her sisters some shine. You know that's something Beyonce will NEVER do. Toni has paved a way for her sisters even in this stage of their lives. Her doing the show with them was really unselfish because there wouldn't be a show if there was no Toni. Give props where they are due!

Haterade said...

Manage your money ho and you won't have to do reality tv.

Anonymous said...

The faggots hating on Toni are obvious beyonce stans and are angry at the mere fact that Toni way more talented than beyonce, better looking and older. 6:18 PM
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i admit, i've been criticizing toni, but i don't fit the profile you mention: not a "faggot" or a "beyonce stan" or "angry." just a casual observer and occasional blogger. just want to set the record straight before i go to bed. g'night.

Anonymous said...

Poor Toni.

Well, yeah, like the above comments, I think she has been sticking this out for her sisters. But what I think is sad is that her sisters seem too dependent on Toni's presence on the show. To be honest, they can be entertaining without Toni. They have established enough fans to not be so worried if Toni rarely shows up on the show.

Now, TAMAR, is another story! SOMEBODY TAKE HER DUMB ASS-ALL ABOUT ME & MY MOUTHBREATHER WALRUS-SHAPED HUSBAND/BANK ACCOUNT TV SHOW OFF THE AIR! Ain't nobody got time for that!

Anonymous said...

I liked Toni better with the short hair. No one could rock a pixie cut like she did.

WS

Anonymous said...

All of y'all talking about plastic surgery - she has lupus and the medication leaves her face puffy.

Anonymous said...

she told wendy williams she had to complete her contract obligations with WETV.

Toni signed the first year as a favor and bet she made with tamar

Once she agreed with tamar and her sisters to do season two toni was under contract


Anonymous said...

I dont want to be 50 doing something I dont want to do and still be BROKE.....get your life!

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