R&B powerhouses Toni Braxton and Babyface teamed up to perform their duet “Hurt You” for the first time on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Tuesday. The Grammy-winning diva rocked a short ‘do and gold dress while belting out the sultry song with the multi-platinum producer, who was clad in all black.
Originally due Dec. 3, their duets album Love, Marriage & Divorce is now set to arrive on Nov. 25 on Motown Records.
Toni Braxton’s hiatus from music is officially over. The Grammy-winning singer, who had previously said she was retiring from the industry, returns with “Hurt You,” a collaboration with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.
The tender love ballad marks the first single off their joint album Love, Marriage & Divorce, due Dec. 3 on Motown Records.
The R&B diva and legendary producer team up on the smoldering duet, which finds Toni in top form. “God knows I never meant to hurt you/ I never meant to break your heart,” they sing on the chorus.
Light some candles and listen to their sultry song below.
Toni Braxton is known for her revealing outfits (check her Grammy getup). But the singer showed more than she wanted to during her show in New Brunswick, NJ earlier this week (via TMZ). The R&B diva was performing when the back of her glittery dress fell out, exposing her ass.
But she kept on performing like a pro. One of the men from the audience gave her his blazer to cover up as a stylist repaired the dangling piece.
She joked about it on Twitter. “Nobody’s Perfect! Lol,” tweeted Toni, to which her sister Tamar responded, “You are tho sissy! At least your ass is AMAZING!”
“Hurt You,” Toni’s collaboration with Babyface, will premiere on Monday, while their duets album is due this fall on Motown Records. Listen to a recording of the song, which she played before her show.
While her sister Tamar gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday, Toni Braxton had her own exciting news to share with the world. After announcing that she was retiring from music, the R&B icon is back in the studio with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
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.”
Tamar Braxton was surrounded by friends and family at her Backyard Boogie Baby Shower at Hotel Bel-Air on Sunday. Rap-Up TV was on the scene as the glowing mom-to-be arrived to the carnival-themed party in a white DVF dress.
Her husband Vincent and sister Toni hosted the lavish event, which will air on an upcoming episode of her WE tv reality show.
Tamar’s mother Evelyn and sisters Towanda, Traci, and Trina showed up fashionably late. Trina sported a pink onesie in honor of the occasion, which prompted Tamar to ask, “What the hell are you wearing?”
T.I. and his wife Tiny sent their love to the parents-to-be, while Toni was the last sister to arrive. She shared her advice for Tamar, who’s been telling her to buy yellow items.
“She’s having a boy… She says yellow, but I think it’s a boy,” said the oldest Braxton.
Before she gives birth to her baby, Tamar will deliver her new Biggie-sampled single “The One” on Tuesday. The video was shot last month on the beach in Santa Monica. “I saw the video for the first time last night. It’s amazing. The whole movement behind ‘The One’ is throwback and it’s so, so great. I can’t wait for everybody to see it,” she said.
All five of the Braxton sisters—and their mother Evelyn—worked the red carpet at the season 3 premiere of their WE tv reality series, “Braxton Family Values,” in New York on Wednesday. Fresh off announcing her pregnancy on television, a glowing Tamar showed off her baby bump with husband Vince by her side.
Her sister Toni was radiant in a red pantsuit as she posed with her younger sisters. Even Lil’ Kim showed love to the ladies by making an appearance.
“Thank You so much for coming out to support us, it really means a lot!” tweeted Trina Braxton, to which Kim replied, “Anytime. I love U guys!!!”
The third season of “Braxton Family Values” premieres tonight at 9 p.m.