Missy Elliott Urges Toni Braxton to Return to Music

Toni Braxton dropped a bombshell when she said that she was done with music. In the weeks following her announcement, the R&B icon has received an outpouring of support from her peers. While hosting her sister Tamar’s Backyard Boogie Baby Shower at the Hotel Bel-Air, the oldest Braxton spoke out about her leave of absence from the industry.

“I’m kinda still on the done with music side, but we’ll see,” she told Rap-Up TV. “I haven’t done any recording, nothing in the studio.”

Some of her famous friends including Anita Baker, Babyface, and Missy Elliott have tried to encourage her to get back in the studio. “Missy called me. [She said], ‘I’ll be in town, come by, just come say hi,’” she shared. “They’re kinda tryna push me to do something. But I love them for that and it makes me feel so much better ’cause I don’t feel so alone.”

She’s not the only superstar who fell out of love with music. “Someone told me Barbra Streisand, who is like the queen bee, felt the same way, but she didn’t do it for 10 years,” said Toni.

Even if it takes that long, she sees the silver lining. “Maybe I’ll be a better singer ’cause I feel like Barbra got even better, so we’ll see.”



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23 Comments

  1. turquoise.

    I can see where Toni’s coming from. She’s been through soooo much in her career. Carrying her sisters on her back, multiple bankruptcies, divorce, back to back flop albums, childbirth, Lupus. But at the same time, she can transfer all of that pain & frustration into a masterpiece. Stop trying to keep up with the 20 year olds and BE TONI! :)

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    Illuminati Reply:

    @turquoise., right. agreed. transfer that energy into something beautiful to inspire people.

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    Mkhululi Reply:

    @turquoise., Wow – you are a true Toni fan(lol), so am I. Since she announced that she is done with music, the more obsessed I am with her. I listen to her everyday…I love her voice and her period!!!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    @turquoise., Thank you if she wouldve just continued to be the ORIGINAL artist that Babyface and LA made her and be herself she wouldve not een flopping. SHE IS A CLASS ACT but I dont think she realizes that aand that is why she is not being herself and just trying ti keep with the times. She really needs to leave the blonde wigs and wigs period alone. Short hair on her is CLASSIC. Even her weave during secrets era was NICE. She needs to leave the BEYONCE wigs and keeping up with the Beyonces and Rihannas ALONE. Timeless artists like ANita Baker and Barbara Streissand does not try to keep up with the BEYONCES. Toni has an ORIGINAL and TIMELESS VOICE and her image in her prime was ICONIC but she oversexed and hardly left anything to the imagination as time went on. LA AND BABYFACE knew what they was doing for her. She was SOPHISTICATED when she first came out because she was SEXY without becoming completely Naked.. And OVERSEXING.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    @Anonymous, And she needs to reunite with BABYFACE to make the classic music she once made. Babyface and LA had the vision and obsession for her voice and when someone believes in you that much thats when their BEST WORK comes out.

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  2. qrqw

    people need to stop living in the past there is too much new talent out here for you to be trying to resurrect old shit.

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    wow Reply:

    @qrqw,
    Is that what your father tells your mom about her pu$$y????
    Whats wrong with this generation!?!?!??!!

    Thinking that because you are older your not worth anything.
    Maybe Toni Braxton wont be playing at the club but she OBVIOUSLY has an audience!

    Is YOUR fave not gonna eventually get old? Should they be considered useless then too? smdh

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    qrqw Reply:

    sorry for expressing my opinion guys. I dont know what I was thinking.

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    WOW Reply:

    @qrqw,
    your “opinion” is IGNORANT. So next time you have an “opinion” make sure its something smart or constructive instead of hateful!

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    WhatTalent Reply:

    @qrqw,
    Lmao do you mean the useless wave of “talent” who obviously have to rely on antics, costumes and controversies to garner attention?
    Toni is a natural born talented singer.. none of these autotuned over the top acts now a day.

    The best rapper of my time was Tupac, Biggie, JayZ and Nas… The best rappers of your time is Lil Wayne… Quality has DEFINITELY diminished in the music world!

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  3. x

    Thank goodness someone stepped to @qrqw. Understand this: Toni Braxton is a VOCALIST with a unique sound. She could sing the phone book and folks would love it. You can’t say that about any of these autotuned “singers” today. All Toni has to do is stand there and sing; she doesn’t have to use a big production and videos to sell her music. The trouble with the youth today is that they wouldn’t know good singing if it slapped them in the face!

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    Justice4u2013 Reply:

    @x,

    “bows” Thank you!! Eloquently put!

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    x Reply:

    @Justice4u2013, Thanks – I’m just tired of ignorant folks giving their ‘opinion’.

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    Justice4u2013 Reply:

    @x, Not sure what that means, but yeah ok. If it’s negative, that must include yourself. If it’s positive, I try to just keep it simple. Like now!

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  4. x

    Forgive me, I didn’t mean to say the trouble with youth. I meant to say the trouble with ‘MANY’ young people. I can’t put everyone in that basket.

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  5. Love Toni

    She will always be my favourite singer. I hope and pray she get back to music because real fans will buy it.

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  6. Toni's Grammys

    I reall do hope she comes back with a hot album

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  7. Anonymous

    Thank you if she wouldve just continued to be the ORIGINAL artist that Babyface and LA made her and be herself she wouldve not een flopping. SHE IS A CLASS ACT but I dont think she realizes that aand that is why she is not being herself and just trying ti keep with the times. She really needs to leave the blonde wigs and wigs period alone. Short hair on her is CLASSIC. Even her weave during secrets era was NICE. She needs to leave the BEYONCE wigs and keeping up with the Beyonces and Rihannas ALONE. Timeless artists like ANita Baker and Barbara Streissand does not try to keep up with the BEYONCES. Toni has an ORIGINAL and TIMELESS VOICE and her image in her prime was ICONIC but she oversexed and hardly left anything to the imagination as time went on. LA AND BABYFACE knew what they was doing for her. She was SOPHISTICATED when she first came out because she was SEXY without becoming completely Naked.. And OVERSEXING.

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  11. B. White

    Missy needs to return to music herself, how is going to urge someone to return to music.

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