Toni Braxton Talks Bankruptcy, Playboy, & Her Health on ’20/20′

Toni Braxton and sons

Toni Braxton was in the spotlight on last night’s “20/20.” The Grammy-winning diva opened up about her two bankruptcies, posing for Playboy, and her medical conditions.

The 45-year-old singer, who was addicted to spending money on high-end goods for her home, has became more cautious in recent years. “I have to monitor myself ’cause I’m definitely on a budget,” she said.

She also debated posing for Playboy when times got rough, but decided against it because of her sons. “What are their friends gonna say?”

One month after she renewed her contract for her Las Vegas show, she was diagnosed with Microvascular angina and later Lupus. “The doctor told me I would never be able to perform,” said Toni, who defeated the odds.

When asked why her last three albums didn’t sell as well, she laughed, “That’s like a one-night stand that you don’t want to talk about.”

Watch Toni sit down and share some candid confessions.



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21 Comments

  1. BoomBOOM

    I’M PROUD OF YOU TONI YOU ARE A LEGEND AN ICON AND A SURVIVOR YOUR STORY IS INSPIRING MILLIONS … IN THE 20 YEARS YOU WILLL BE IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME… WE LOVE YOU.

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    BEYONCELAND Reply:

    @BoomBOOM, No Matter What She Does We Will Always Love Her! That’s How It Is In The Legends Club!

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  2. Dominique

    I hate the for naming it Unbreak My Bank Account, lol

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    Phoenix Wright Reply:

    @Dominique, Lmfao they’re wrong for that

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  3. Blah

    I’m confused. She was making sound like that she was the victim from “Behind The Music”. She got mad at Oprah for making her seem like she has a spending problem. She saying that she signed a dirty contract and Now on 20/20, she admit that she had a spending problem?

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    Trace Reply:

    @Blah, Exactly. FLIP-FLOP.

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    Asa Reply:

    @Blah, so you’ve never denied you had a problem before eventually accepting it?

    Pa-lease.

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  4. B

    “Unbreak my bank account…” HAHAHAHA

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  5. MmmHmm

    THE INDUSTRY HAS REALLY SCREWED TONY OVER! LA RED, LA FACE & WHOMEVER ELSE NEED TO PAY HER BACK HER MILLIONS! I LOVE YOU TONY!

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  6. Pereezy,Tyga's 187 Is Great YMCMB MMG

    She Look Fat as F**k, WTF

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    Nathan Reply:

    @Pereezy,Tyga’s 187 Is Great YMCMB MMG, She’s sick, you ignorant, inbred mofo.

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    Glamour Puss Reply:

    @Pereezy,Tyga’s 187 Is Great YMCMB MMG, She has lupus and is on steroids you f__k.

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  7. AllAmerykhanBoy

    FLOP

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  8. TEENA

    Toni Braxton is still a No.1 singer! She is still the best. The industry has been very deceptive to her. Toni is a smart woman & she will bounce back. God is on her side & will work it all out. This too shall pass! Toni will make a full comeback stronger than ever.

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  9. Steve A

    You cant deny her voice. Period!…If she gets the right song, she can definitely have a hit.

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  10. Pour Rearz Boomztue

    I think some people already know something about her but cAN’T WAIT for her sister come out with a song I talking about Tamara Braxton, Nice interview

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  11. Pour Rearz Boomztue

    I know one song that she always hated it Unbreak my heart

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  12. Yo

    LEGEND!!!

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  13. BAWSE

    Nice!

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  14. Kyle

    I watched her Behind The Music special the other day and I’m shocked at all that she has been through. I give her credit for keepin’ it movin and pushing through it all. There is no denying her voice and although I don’t think she’ll be able to duplicate the success she once had, she at least knows how to capitalize off of success in other areas like her reality show and doing the Vegas shows. Good luck to her!

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  15. amanda

    love u tony b strong loved u and l still do,u are a humble person . Believe in god and also in yoself all ma love

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