In Case You Missed It: Behind the Music: Toni Braxton

VH1′s excellent documentary series ‘Behind the Music’ explored R&B singer Toni Braxton’s meteoric rise to fame, and the many problems that sometimes accompanies the fast track to success.

Braxton opened up about her contract dispute with LaFace Records founders LA Reid and Babyface Edmonds, who produced such hits as “Un-break My Heart” and “Another Sad Love Song.”

But Braxton saved the most venom for talk show host Oprah Winfrey who was riding high in the TV ratings when she interviewed Braxton about her money problems in 1998.

Rather than be sympathetic toward an artist who was taken to the cleaners by her record label, Winfrey pressured Braxton to explain her extravagant purchases, such as her Gucci flatware. “I’m Oprah Winfrey and I don’t have Gucci flatware,” said Oprah as a defeated Braxton wiped away a tear.

“She was so frickin’ mean to me, I was in shock,” Toni remembers. It was hard not to feel sympathy for a woman who was ripped to shreds by Oprah in front of a national audience.

It was a defining moment in Braxton’s once notable career. With her career in flames and her demanding sisters riding her back, Braxton fell into a deep depression. The bank foreclosed on her condo, she filed for bankruptcy, and her possessions were auctioned off to pay her debts.

Braxton eventually won a lawsuit against Reid and Edmonds, and she signed a $20 million recording contract with LaFace.

But her money problems are far from over. Braxton filed for bankruptcy again in 2010. Her bankruptcy trustee accuses her of transferring cash into her estranged husband’s account in an effort to hide her assets.

Braxton reportedly transferred $53,490 to ex-husband Keri Lewis, according to the trustee of her estate. The trustee is suing Lewis for the return of the funds.

Lewis and Braxton have two sons together, Denim, 11, and Diesel, 8.

Watch the full episode of Behind the Music: Toni Braxton below.

Video courtesy of Yardie



 


181 Responses to “In Case You Missed It: Behind the Music: Toni Braxton”

  1. 1
    Donna del Gatto says:

    Lawd….. :coffee:

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    MzTisch says:

    I missed everything! When did this come on?

    I missed BCG reunion..now this!

    Oh, and hey! :D

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    prynsexxx says:

    LOL @the pre-weave Louis Farrakhan combover Toni is rockin.

    Disclaimer: Yep I only looked at the pic and did not read……it’s the end of the day and saying what Naomi’s edges said to her years ago….

    “I’m out dis bish!” :peace:

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    KK76 says:

    They said Toni had a recent #1 hit on the iTunes dance chart or something. Some times silence is golden.

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    NaijaGal says:

    If she wasn’t so full of herself…but I will say it was a good behind the music sans Tamar of course. Toni just needs to sing and be pretty cause when she talks…che

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    DownBottom says:

    :lol: @KK76 …I concur!

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    gbellab says:

    At the end of the day she’s still Toni MF Braxton B*tch!

    Sometimes you have to respect greatness. Love Toni!

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    hell_on_heels says:

    WOW, I missed this one (hopefully I can catch in on when they re-air it). And NO surprise folks, Oprah was/is always willing to put African Americans on BLAST (remember rapper Ludacris; he was there promoting a film and she began bashing him about his rap career). Now that her shyt is not right, now she wants the African American community to embrace and support her “causes”…BYTCH PLEASE!!!

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    Donna del Gatto says:

    For some reason I just don’t feel sorry for Toni…she has that same annoying sense of self-entitlement that Brandy has…that same inflated delusion of grandeur to me… :shrugs:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    Some People are just Terrible with Money :shrug: my MIL :no: terrible!

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    KK76 says:

    @DB- IJS. To go from #1 pop U.S. artist to an iTunes dance hit in Yemen is quite a tumble, no? :shrug:

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    DownBottom says:

    :rofl: This made me laugh @BYTCH PLEASE!!!

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    DownBottom says:

    :stop: Wait, it’s in Yemen? @KK76….rofl…wow How the mighty fall… :sarcasm:

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    Xena68 says:

    I saw it last night and I have a question for the people who watch the Braxton’s show does Tamar really act like that

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    KayCeiSoul says:

    “I’m Oprah Winfrey and I don’t have Gucci flatware,” said Oprah as a defeated Braxton wiped away a tear.
    ******************************

    Who cares what you have Oprah?! :rolleyes:

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    gbellab says:

    and another thing.. I think her sisters should have taken some responsibility for Toni’s money issues. I mean 4 sisters, did any of them ever have a regular job? besides being Toni Braxton’s sisters?

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    ReadingIsFundamental says:

    Oprah is friends with Babyface Edmonds so, I’m sure they had a conversation before the show. Oprah is very bias in her interviews.

    However, Toni needs a good financial planner. I’m not talking about a sales person at a bank or an e-trade account either. She needs a single qualified financial planner who is FINRA and SIPC regulated with a clean U-4 record. Then, she won’t have to hide her money with an ex.

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    NaijaGal says:

    gbellab says:

    and another thing.. I think her sisters should have taken some responsibility for Toni’s money issues. I mean 4 sisters, did any of them ever have a regular job? besides being Toni Braxton’s sisters?
    ======================
    they were her background singers

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    kingstonn says:

    :yawn:

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    KayCeiSoul says:

    gbellab says:

    and another thing.. I think her sisters should have taken some responsibility for Toni’s money issues. I mean 4 sisters, did any of them ever have a regular job? besides being Toni Braxton’s

    ********************************

    :cosign:

    They rode that stallion into the sunset. The only one that appears to have done shyt on her own (and that’s because she’s the black sheep) is Tracey. If Tamar had not met her hubby through Toni, her azz would still be one of those “doo-wop-she-bop” bishes she despises so….pulling up them backgrounds. :rolleyes:

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    Diva says:

    I love her boys names!!! :thumbsup:

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    DownBottom says:

    @Naija, they were the doo-wop pa pop girls :rofl: per TAYMAR description..LOL

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    Diva says:

    :hug: KayCei

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    NaijaGal says:

    Toni made the same mistakes folks who complain about being broke do…they never look at their contracts…always excited about being on stage and having the lights without knowing they’re the ones paying for it…with the exception of the health bankruptcy that 1st one was all on her

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    KayCeiSoul says:

    Hey Diva! :hug: Congrats on the baby Nana! :heart:

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    Anna says:

    hell_on_heels says:

    WOW, I missed this one (hopefully I can catch in on when they re-air it). And NO surprise folks, Oprah was/is always willing to put African Americans on BLAST (remember rapper Ludacris; he was there promoting a film and she began bashing him about his rap career). Now that her shyt is not right, now she wants the African American community to embrace and support her “causes”…BYTCH PLEASE!!!

    ~~~~~~~~
    I wonder how may “Soccer Moms” followed her to “OWN”?

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    Diva says:

    :offtopic: This weekend we fall back…don’t forget to set your clocks back 1 hour sat at 2 am. #informative

  29. 29
    Diva says:

    KayCeiSoul says:

    Hey Diva! Congrats on the baby Nana!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Thank you DOLL!!!!!

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    WorkInProgress says:

    OMG. I thought it was only Tamar but they ALL had nose jobs. #neverknew

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    yanibunny02 says:

    I thought it was pretty good episode…gave me some insight but still.. No reason for u to go bankrupt twice when u got a HUSBAND the 2nd time around whos supposed to be provided for u..im jus saying.. :coffee:

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    Sandra Rose says:

    hell_on_heels says:

    And NO surprise folks, Oprah was/is always willing to put African Americans on BLAST
    ________________

    I quit watching Oprah in 1987, when she came down here to Forsyth county kissing and hugging those rednecks. She lost my respect for that. :nono:

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    NaijaGal says:

    The Oprah disdain always tickles me…meh I’m a fan

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    I never heard of her carryign her sisters, just giving them jobs. She would have had to pay any backup singers she had. :shrug:

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    gbellab says:

    Those Braxton noses before the money tho??????

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    iWhip says:

    ok imma watch this tonight! :yahoo:

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    DownBottom says:

    I quit watching Oprah in 1087
    *****

    Did Sandy say 1087? ROFL :rofl:

  38. 38
    Donna del Gatto says:

    and don’t get me wrong…Okrah annoys me too with her “I’m better than you because I’m a self-made billionaire” attitude, but she is NOT the cause of Toni’s career decline…Toni’s voice just got annoying and her production was lack luster… #aintmyfault :shrugs:

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    yanibunny02 says:

    Xena68 says:

    I saw it last night and I have a question for the people who watch the Braxton’s show does Tamar really act like that

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I will assume so cuz shes loud mouthed on her Tamar & Vince show as well..i dont know how her husband puts up with that..its not cute :no:

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    Sandra Rose says:

    Xena68 says:

    does Tamar really act like that
    _________________

    Her behavior on the TV show is an exaggeration of how she really is in real life. She is not that extra.

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    iWhip says:

    Welp, least Toni aint never been on drugs :shrug:
    few make it to the level of success she achieved without getting turned out.
    #brighside

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    Anna says:

    DownBottom says:

    I quit watching Oprah in 1087
    *****

    Did Sandy say 1087? ROFL :rofl:
    ~~~~~~
    She did, it wa a faux pau. Oprah did go down South for ratings.

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    Xena68 says:

    @ Sandra is that 1087 B.C. :hahaha:

  45. 45
    Diva says:

    Fayla, you look so purtyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  46. 46
    Diva says:

    1087……surely Auntie transposed her digits….that 0 shoulda been a 9, no?

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    Keesh says:

    Reality TV is the worst thing that could have happened to Toni Braxton. I can not believe she is that conceited! Thats exactly how she was acting in that horrible movie she was in with LLCool J. (dont remember the name of it but it was bad..

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    Keesh says:

    IWhip thats a very pretty pic

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    Sandra Rose says:

    gbellab says:

    I think her sisters should have taken some responsibility for Toni’s money issues. I mean 4 sisters, did any of them ever have a regular job? besides being Toni Braxton’s sisters?
    _______________

    Toni’s sisters are background singers who didn’t stay in their lane. They depended on Toni to finance their livelihoods and their hoodrich dreams. Especially Tamar. She has a good voice but she is strictly a studio/background singer.

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    Diva says:

    that yt girl in that vanity fair video is killing me!!!

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    @ Keesh…Kingdom Come. :coffee:

    FAYFAY! :yahoo: I am LOVING the braid out. :yes:

  52. 52
    Diva says:

    MzDimplez1123 says:

    @ Keesh…Kingdom Come.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    That was a hot diggity dog mess right there!!!!!!!

  53. 53
    KayCeiSoul says:

    Dimpz – you can’t tell my Tawanna’s demeanor that she has bled Toni dry? A husband with no job. Two kids. And very lackluster service as a personal assistant? A personal assistant – c’mon son! :rofl:

    She has lived and leached with dayum near all of the sisters with the exception of Tracey.

    Do you think for one second that Toni doesn’t pay her Mama’s mortgage? Where Mama Braxton work? Trina got Gabe, yeah, NOW. They all were over the top. That girl financed their lives. A background singer makes a nice living but she looked out because those were her sisters. She prolly did some dumb-damage herself, but they were riding that stallion. Not n’an one of them had another job besides how she employed them.

  54. 54
    DownBottom says:

    YAY!!! I knew that was fayfay!!! Owww :woohoo: I ill schmat I ill impotant mmmhmm I’m following you now…follow back ma’am :tea:

  55. 55
    KayCeiSoul says:

    *me @ Dimpz – my spelling is awful on this condensed screen. :mad:

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    Anna says:

    Keesh says:

    Reality TV is the worst thing that could have happened to Toni Braxton. I can not believe she is that conceited! Thats exactly how she was acting in that horrible movie she was in with LLCool J. (dont remember the name of it but it was bad..

    ~~~~~~~~
    I don’t watch the Braxton’s. Reality is not for everyone, it does work for Ice Love Cocoa, Terry Crews & Rebecca.

  57. 57
    KayCeiSoul says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    gbellab says:

    I think her sisters should have taken some responsibility for Toni’s money issues. I mean 4 sisters, did any of them ever have a regular job? besides being Toni Braxton’s sisters?
    _______________

    Toni’s sisters are background singers who didn’t stay in their lane. They depended on Toni to finance their livelihoods and their hoodrich dreams. Especially Tamar. She has a good voice but she is strictly a studio/background singer.

    *****************************

    Thank you Auntie. I saw straight through their shyt.
    :rofl:

  58. 58
    INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST says:

    I’M GLAD I WATCHED THIS LAST NIGHT, BECAUSE I WONDERED WHY SHE FILED BANKRUPTCY, BUT FOR THOSE OF US WHO WATCHED YOU WOULD KNOW THAT BECAUSE OF HER CONTRACT, SHE ONLY RECEIVED A $2000 ROYALTY CHECK AFTER HAVING SUCH A SUCCESSFUL ALBUM AND LATER SHE FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE RECORD LABEL AND IN THE END RECEIVED AN AWARD TO COMPENSATE HER

    SHE GOT DONE DIRRTY, AND SOME FOLKS EITHER SEEK TO UNDERSTAND OR OTHERS SIMPLY DIGEST WHATEVER IS FED TO THEM, SHE BOUGHT BACK ALL OF HER GRAMMYS, CLOTHES, ITEMS ETC. THAT WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM HER AFTER SHE WON HER LAWSUIT

    GOD IS GOOD, SHE WORKED HARD AND DID EVERYTHING SHE WAS ASKED TO DO AND SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN COMPENSATED PROPERLY~

    GN :waves:

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    @ KayCei….She has said she pays her mom’s mortgage. I also thought she said Towanda was the best assistant she ever had which was why she was always bugging her even after she got a new assistant. I’m not gonna say they didn’t get any perks but, if you sing with Backup you’ve practiced with your whole life and your assistant knows you about as well as you know yourself, I think you’re coming out ahead of someone having to hire random ppl. You gotta pay someone regardless

    #Devil’sAdvocate

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    WalkingKontradiction says:

    So Brandy is self-entitled now??? Ohhhkay…to each his own. However on a serious tip, Left Eye from TLC explained this perfectly years ago….it’s EASY to go bankrupt as an artist. People assume they have so much money, but they don’t. Most of what they have is borrowed and on credit in order to keep a facade for the judgmental public who won’t admit that they really don’t like artists who are living just like them, they’d rather have artists who show the “fabulous side of gucci, fendi, prada,” which in reality, means nothing.

    Talent should be what matters, not what car they drive, home they live in, or shoes they wear, but no one will be honest about that aspect though :coffee:

  61. 61
    Sandra Rose says:

    KayCeiSoul says:

    If Tamar had not met her hubby through Toni, her azz would still be one of those “doo-wop-she-bop” bishes she despises so….pulling up them backgrounds.
    _______________

    When I was in Junior high and the little girls would sweet talk me out of my lunch money, my gay friends would say, “she saw you coming, Sandra.” That’s what happened with Vince — Tamar saw him coming. :coffee:

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    MzTisch says:

    @Dimpz……..Hellz……Imma pay my momma mortgage too! And if I got it, she ain’t eva gonna have to work no mo’ either. And probably my siblings as well. Probably. But, def my momma.

  63. 63
    iWhip says:

    Thx Diva, Keesh, & Dimpz!

    i am SOLD on the braid-out! :yahoo:

    KayKay! :love: hewwo gawjus!!

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    MzTisch says:

    Speaking of Brandy……..I heard her album was getting rave reviews.

    Lemme get someone’s copy so I can burn it………..

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    iWhip says:

    DB i no get no follow :shrug:

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    DownBottom says:

    little girls would sweet talk me out of my lunch money,
    *****
    Oh Sandy, u r giving me life this evening :rofl: U were throwing lunch money before u were throwing hunnids at Magic City huh? :lol:

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    WorkInProgress says:

    SHE GOT DONE DIRRTY, AND SOME FOLKS EITHER SEEK TO UNDERSTAND OR OTHERS SIMPLY DIGEST WHATEVER IS FED TO THEM, SHE BOUGHT BACK ALL OF HER GRAMMYS, CLOTHES, ITEMS ETC. THAT WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM HER AFTER SHE WON HER LAWSUIT
    …..
    that must have been the worst. to have ppl come into your home and mark your stuff off for auction? She owned those off her hard work – if she didn’t deserve anything else. She deserved to keep her Grammys/awards. Am glas she has an opportunity to buy them back

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    DownBottom says:

    @iWhip…I am @_SMFU *had to change a few things…ya heard* :tea:

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    Keesh says:

    KayCeiSoul says:

    If Tamar had not met her hubby through Toni, her azz would still be one of those “doo-wop-she-bop” bishes she despises so….pulling up them backgrounds.
    _______________

    When I was in Junior high and the little girls would sweet talk me out of my lunch money, my gay friends would say, “she saw you coming, Sandra.” That’s what happened with Vince — Tamar saw him coming

    I die slowly :ghost:

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    @NikkeMinxx says:

    Sandra Rose says:
    ….That’s what happened with Vince — Tamar saw him coming
    ____________________________________________________________
    Realest schidt you ever wrote….

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    Keesh says:

    Diva says:

    This weekend we fall back…don’t forget to set your clocks back 1 hour sat at 2 am. #informative

    O lawd, this mean they get an extra hour in the damn club…jeesh!

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    iWhip says:

    i still cant find yew! :crying:

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    DownBottom says:

    Instead of crayons in Vince pockets ala Lam Lam he got twinkies and schit..I still feel sorry for ppl like that :shrug:

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    WalkingKontradiction says:

    @MzTisch, I have already old my mom she gets the down payment but it is financial suicide to pay someone else’s mortgage, especially when you can’t guarantee your financial security in the future. Every man and woman needs to work/support themselves. This is the same reason athletes go broke. A house can’t repay your parents for everything they’ve done for you, NOTHING can. Quite frankly parents shouldn’t think like that anyway because it was THEIR choice to have YOU. As long as you respect, and love your parents, you should not be obligated to buy a host of material things to express said love. Not saying you can’t do this, but too many parents treat their children as if they are indebted to them for life when that is simply unfair.

    And Brandy’s album is the shizz….from beginning to end…IMO :coffee:

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    DownBottom says:

    Oh lord…well I’m follwing u on the @whipfinity one LOL

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    Diva says:

    Keesh says:

    Diva says:

    This weekend we fall back…don’t forget to set your clocks back 1 hour sat at 2 am. #informative

    O lawd, this mean they get an extra hour in the damn club…jeesh!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Yep, an extra hour to shake it fast and pop champagne bottles!

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    iWhip says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    KayCeiSoul says:

    If Tamar had not met her hubby through Toni, her azz would still be one of those “doo-wop-she-bop” bishes she despises so….pulling up them backgrounds.
    _______________

    When I was in Junior high and the little girls would sweet talk me out of my lunch money, my gay friends would say, “she saw you coming, Sandra.” That’s what happened with Vince — Tamar saw him coming.

    :dead:

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    MzTisch says:

    @WK, if I had it I would do it. And probably not the mortgage or rent, but purchase her a home, but she would have to pay her taxes and the upkeep if she was able. I feel you on everything you saying, and all of that is true. Another reason they all go broke is they overspend. They want to buy a 5 bedroom 4 bathroom house with a pool, when all momz needs is a 2.5 townhouse with a nice little Camry to get around to Bingo in.

    Okay, lemme burn it.

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    Diva says:

    I’m going to download Brandy’s album from itunes. And I listened to Ceelo’s Christmas album and I’m getting that one too!!! It’s a must have!!!!

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    aaron says:

    Donald Trump file for bankruptcy how many times? Russell Simmons filed for bankruptcy as well. How is it any different when Toni Braxton files for protection?! Get off her back!!!

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    Audacious2 says:

    KayCeiSoul says:

    “I’m Oprah Winfrey and I don’t have Gucci flatware,” said Oprah as a defeated Braxton wiped away a tear.
    ******************************

    Who cares what you have Oprah?!
    ——————————— :cosign:

    Poor Toni and her luck over the years with money, but what’s good is shes one of these people that can make more as a comeback. I see her being a legend as Cher and Bette Midler. No matter how many comeback albums she does, her fan-base will always see her to the top.
    Now question :thinking: – Was that Toni in Rick James video “Give it to me Baby?” if so, Rick sure did like em young.

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    WalkingKontradiction says:

    @MzTisch Right, but how many of these parents/family members can afford the taxes/upkeep on their homes? Then they expect the star/athlete to bail them out. When is enough enough? And I think they overspend to keep up appearances of what they think the public thinks people with money should have. Not that it’s ok but I’ve noticed people go IN on celebs who don’t dress to their standards of what they think celebrities should dress like. They say things like “I can buy that, what is she making money for if she wears the same clothes as me.” They have to worry about their brands, I think it’s ridiculous, but that’s how people are.

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    I read that she is 10-50 million in debt. Let me tell you something…that is not what record labels did yo Toni. She was in Las Vegas for how many years? How long did she do that run on Broadway. Toni lived well beyond her money and people gave it to her because she was Tonu Braxton. When she was staying in NY she found a place that was like 30k a month. I feel sorry for you after 1 bankruptcy but I don’t know about a second 12 years later.

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    @ Your Name…..She did Vegas for I want to say two years

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    @NikkeMinxx says:

    Keesh, Im still waiting to swap bartender stories with you….

    Our owner wont be here but our manager is extra ****ish, I think we will stay open that hour, too.
    ____________________________________________________________________
    Ace, if you’re lurking….

    Peach Ciroc
    Sprite
    Triple Sec
    Sour
    Orange juice

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    scorpio says:

    Not one weave or wig she’s ever worn, looks as good as her natural short hair in the pic. I’m a fan on Toni’s always have been. Eventhough her singing got worse as the years went on, from understandable words, to heavy, husky barely formed words.

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    scorpio says:

    The interview that Toni refers to is from 1998. I think Oprah has changed since then. In the beginning she was big hair and fake contacts, and ego. She still has the ego, but it manifests it self differently now. Her school in Africa is a fantastic thing she’s done, imagine the life those girls will have now, as supposed to not going to school, and just living in a poor village somewhere.

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    @NikkeMinxx says:

    @scorpio, did they close Oprahs’s school for the sexual shenanigans?

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    scorpio says:

    @@NikkeMinxx says:

    @scorpio, did they close Oprahs’s school for the sexual shenanigans?

    ————————————————————————-No they did not close it. OWN showed the first class graduating a couple of weeks ago. I have to say, it was amazing to see how the girls progressed, and you can tell their lives were changed by the opportunity the school gave them. At the end of the program, they gave updates on each girl they followed, which university they would be attending, a few of them are going to Spelman.

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    Bird says:

    Toni tried to come off as if she had not made one red cent from her deal which is not the case. We all know why B adds an Ooh and a Ahh to all her songs. So she can get song writer credit. So she can get what? ROYALTIES. Artists who don’t write make what they make. She needs to sit down with Miss Mary J who never let her label play her out with expensive video becuase she knew that money was coming out of her pocket in the end. Anyway, Toni doesn’t sound like she hasn’t learned anything so she’ll probably be filing bankruptcy every 10 years for the rest of her life. She needs to try to jack Vince from Tamar or something. And why did she need to point out that she was the bread winner in her marriage?

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    @ bird…No idea because i’m sure Keri is still getting MC residuals and i’ve never heard of him filing for bankruptcy

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    Keesh says:

    87 @NikkeMinxx says:

    Keesh, Im still waiting to swap bartender stories with you….

    Our owner wont be here but our manager is extra ****ish, I think we will stay open that hour, too.

    I dont know Nikke, I have some pretty wild stories…lol. It can be very exciting working around people who are always intoxicated when your not. You see the strangest things…lol

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    Keesh says:

    DownBottom says:

    Instead of crayons in Vince pockets ala Lam Lam he got twinkies and schit..I still feel sorry for ppl like that

    Giggling….

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    Cha Cha says:

    Ppl like what Keesh… #nosey

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    BK2ATLMAN says:

    So she sued la and face and then resigned a new contract for 20 mil. The issue is her and her spending, cause even if the label ripped her off, she should still had money.. lol

    @Sandra I remember hearing about Oprah going to Forsyth when they ran all the black people out.. That was my first job out there.. nothing but rednecks and woods..

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    Sandra Rose says:

    DownBottom says:

    I quit watching Oprah in 1087
    *****
    Did Sandy say 1087? ROFL
    ________________

    I fixed it. I’m not wearing my contacts. :)

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    ReadingIsFundamental says:

    I always thought it sucked when Oprah would give her whole audience expensive gifts and then the less fortunate audience members, maybe they got free tickets to the show or won them through some sweepstakes, had to give their gifts back because they couldn’t afford the taxes on the gifts. I think the big gift was a car one time. My thought was to sell the car, pay the taxes and pocket the cash but, that takes time and Uncle Sam might get you if it isn’t all done in the same tax year.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    MzDimplez1123 says:

    I never heard of her carryign her sisters, just giving them jobs.
    ________________

    Tracy said she put them up in the finest hotels with car service and everything. Her sisters are the reason she went bankrupt. They couldn’t stand Toni having money. :no:

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    Sandra Rose says:

    DownBottom says:

    little girls would sweet talk me out of my lunch money,
    *****
    Oh Sandy, u r giving me life this evening U were throwing lunch money before u were throwing hunnids at Magic City huh?
    ________________

    I guess you could say that. :lol:

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    Sandra Rose says:

    @ YOUR NAME HERE!: I agree. $30k is a lot for monthly rent. :no:

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    Daisy says:

    #teamOprah :cheer: I have ALWAYS been here for her since her show started and I was in middle school. Oprah can have Gucci flatware and money in the bank at the same damn time :yes:

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    Daisy says:

    I like Tamar too she SANGS down to me

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    During the HEAT Ring ceremony Just Now,Commissioner David stern saYs “in light of Everything Our Thoughts are with the victims of Hurricane Katrina :smack:

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    This second bankruptcy is not so much of her mis-managing her funds…

    Toni had a heart attack during her stint in Las Vegas. When she could not return she was sued by everyone; the hotel, the stage guys, the lighting company, and etc. In addition, she was diagnosised with Lupus which her medical insurance didn’t cover her medical expenses. All this caused her to be in debt ALL over again.

    Victim of circumstance? Prob not totally but shyt happens…

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    Daisy says:

    Donald Trump still has money even when he filed bankruptcy that is the difference same as Russell Simmons.

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    WalkingKontradiction says:

    @therapist you are right! I totally forgot about the heart attack but knew about the lupus and her insurance not covering it. If it’s one thing that can bankrupt you fast as hell it’s health issues without adequate/or any insurance.

    Gucci flatware definitely didn’t bankrupt her :coffee:

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    NaijaGal says:

    Prayers continue for those affected by Sandy…material things can be replaced but lives can’t

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    free says:

    luVn_liFe… says: During the HEAT Ring ceremony Just Now,Commissioner David stern saYs “in light of Everything Our Thoughts are with the victims of Hurricane Katrina

    ****************************

    bless his heart, lol!

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    :wave:
    MorNiNg Happy halloween; Tricks and Treats :wink:
    Those of you taking out the lil Ones for treats Be SAFE
    :hug:

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    gbellab says:

    At the end of the day she’s still Toni MF Braxton B*tch!

    Sometimes you have to respect greatness. Love Toni!
    _____________________

    She good :yes: : But great :tea: Nah she ain’t no Mariah :nono: or a Celine Dion :no: Great is giving her a bit much :coffee:

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    NaijaGal says:

    on a random note, can’t complain about lack of good music and when you’re given it, you burn instead of buying…Brandy, Miguel and the like need to stop catering to black folks cause the white kids buy albums :lol:

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    NaijaGal says:

    Celine Deion :love: inspite of her radomness with her weird husband

    HAPPY HALLOWEEEN LUVS :hi:

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    Luvyn , Naija, Free :waves: and yes East coast staying my prayers :coffee:

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    NaijaGal says:

    shoutout to Chris Christie who was complaining about government involvement at the RNC but quick to lap up President Obama’s balls now that his city is in dire need…no shade to the people of Jersey though

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    :happy: naiajGal!!
    Jenie we get a pic/gravie of POOH tomorrow??
    Free :smack: yes Stern said Katrina victims!I said we’ll truth be told they stillneed our praYers too
    MORNING Ladies

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    NaijaGal says:

    just saw that NeNe made the cover of Ebony…homegirl is getting it and I’m not mad

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    NaijaGal says:

    on a random note, can’t complain about lack of good music and when you’re given it, you burn instead of buying…Brandy, Miguel and the like need to stop catering to black folks cause the white kids buy albums :lol:
    __________________

    Not gone say there is no good music :nono: But not that much good music coming out anymore! So I bumps all of my old music with the exception of Brandy :waves: <<<<< Anita Baker Greatist Hits CD Bow!

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    @naija
    cause the white kids buy albums <–VERY TRUE,GMA Reported TaYlor Swift sold 1.2Mil in her 1st week I believe

    Yes!Christie did Praise Our President this Morning :obama:
    AND the Former FEMA Director said Pred.Obama acted/spoke to quickly on the disaster :blink: he could have Waited til Sunday he said :wtf:

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    NaijaGal says:

    @LUV N – is that the same dumbass that fcuked up with Katrina???

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    YUP Naija,the SaMe Jerk OFF

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    bnatural says:

    Morning ya’ll :waves:

    I got nothing for Toni or for David Stern…

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    Trendsetter says:

    Morning All!

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    ms_no-no says:

    Oprah needs to sit down; I hadn’t seen that interview before but when I saw it on the Behind the Music segment, it made me mad. Oprah has no idea what it is to be a recording artist or the contracts they are given. True, Toni should’ve had her business manager and attorney read the contract more thoroughly before she signed it but when you sell the millions of albums that she has and did the tours and all and file bankruptcy and you don’t have a fleet of cars and yachts and jets and ten mansions that one might say that you were living beyond your means or overspending, there is a problem. I felt so bad for her when all of her grammy’s and other awards and things were just taken out of her house and sold. Those are things that she worked her hindpots off for with the touring 30 cities in 20 days and recording the albums and appearing on different shows, it was heart breaking.

    All of that happening to Toni Braxton got other artist looking at their contracts too because a situation like that isn’t going to happen to just ONE person; case in point, TLC filed for bankruptcy as well and weren’t they ALSO signed to LaFace Records? I’m sure other artist on other labels have had to file bankruptcy too and we just haven’t been made privy to it but to have two acts on the same label file bankruptcy??? Something is suspect.

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    Trendsetter says:

    :newpost: please and thank you

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    NaijaGal says:

    TREND – he’s so adorable…love me some pooh :)

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    Trendsetter says:

    Thank you Naija

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    kingstonn says:

    i bought Miguel’s & Kendrick Lamar’s album! :yahoo:
    i don’t like Brandy so me wasting cash on her is not an option. :shrug:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!! Trend want him :happy:

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    NaijaGal says:

    anybody watch Keysha Cole last night??? I don’t like Frankie, never have…she’s a user and liar

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    Trendsetter says:

    Where’s Luvn??? I put my lil man picture up just for her…

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    TREND MORNING…. I WANT Him!!!

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    I enjoyed the Behind The Music special with Toni I was sympathetic towards both bankruptcy filings BUT :stop: now chick is filing bankruptcy AGAIN um no ma’am :nono: But I can front I f.ucks with Toni !

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    Trendsetter says:

    There you go Luvn :hug:

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    Trendsetter says:

    NaijaGal says:

    anybody watch Keysha Cole last night??? I don’t like Frankie, never have…she’s a user and liar

    _____________________________

    I feel like Keyshia doesn’t deserve Daniel…she seems so disconnected when he’s talking…I don’t know how long they will last…

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    NaijaGal says:

    GAGIRL :hug: so there’s a 3rd bankruptcy???

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    Trendsetter says:

    After watching Toni on The Braxtons, I don’t care for her

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    NaijaGal says:

    TREND – after last night I saw that they’re both the problem…he doesn’t trust women and she doesn’t trust men…they def need therapy although it should probably be private

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    NaijaGal says:

    Trendsetter says:

    After watching Toni on The Braxtons, I don’t care for her
    ======================
    that’s the consensus for a lot of folks including me

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    Trendsetter says:

    NaijaGal says:

    TREND – after last night I saw that they’re both the problem…he doesn’t trust women and she doesn’t trust men…they def need therapy although it should probably be private

    ____________________________

    Ok I didn’t watch the new episode, I was catching up on the ones I missed…so did he have a problem with The Dream

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    :happy:

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    lovezoe says:

    Morning :waves: once again I missed KC.

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    Trendsetter says:

    So Frankie back on drugs again…

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    NaijaGal says:

    TREND – don’t know if it was the Dream or the other dude but he was on some ‘ion want dudes looking at my girl ish’…made me scratch my head…then he was talking to his grandfather and was saying how he doesn’t trust women

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    lovezoe says:

    NAIJA- I told my husband KC needs to let Frankie go. Frankie been an addict for over thirty years. She says whatever to keep the cash flow coming in. Keyshia needs to let her go for the sake of her own sanity.

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    Miany says:

    I like Toni, didn’t watch the behind the music & I will not cuz I wanna stay blissfully ignorant.
    I saw parts of Keyshia Cole’s show..I do believe Keyshia loves her husband. I think she just comes across a lil’ rough. Some people have the sweetest hearts but, come off a lil’ rough round the edges.

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    NaijaGal says:

    LOVEZOE – :hi: what are the kiddies going as for Halloween…yes I agree…Frankie always acting like she’s being done wrong…like she wasn’t a crackhead who abandoned all her children…she’s such a waste…and until she sincerely does right by them and takes personal accountability, she’ll remain addicted to drugs/alcohol

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    Miany says:

    Trendsetter says:

    So Frankie back on drugs again…

    ….I dunno if anyone else caught it but, last night I heard Frankie say “ya’ll (I’m guessing the viewing public) have never seen me sober”

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    Toni get yo life !!!!! :cuss: Tired of the pitty party for folks :violin: be responsible for you own ish !!!

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    NaijaGal says:

    TREND – I believe she went to rehab for alcohol this time…one vice for another

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    Trendsetter says:

    Miany says:

    Trendsetter says:

    So Frankie back on drugs again…

    ….I dunno if anyone else caught it but, last night I heard Frankie say “ya’ll (I’m guessing the viewing public) have never seen me sober”

    _________________________________

    I caught that too…I don’t think Frankie will ever be able to be able to get off drugs

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    lovezoe says:

    NAIJA- we haven’t gotten it yet *ducks* BUTTTT Lucas will be a pumpkin or a lion. AJ is SpiderMan and Zoe will be a super hero girl. I wait they are on sake today.

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    lovezoe says:

    Frankie seems to think her only issue is liquor. Funny thing is she look pretty good to be hooked on drugs for 30plus years.

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    INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST says:

    I feel like Keyshia doesn’t deserve Daniel…she seems so disconnected when he’s talking…I don’t know how long they will last…

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    SHE REFUSES TO HEAR HER HUSBAND OUT AND SHE SHUTS HIM DOWN QUICK

    WHEN SHE SAID I’M NOT WILLING TO ACCEPT THAT AS FAR AS HE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY WERE ARGUING ABOUT, I WAS LIKE THIS BISH HERE ACTS AS IF SHE’S TALKING TO HER DAMN EMPLOYEE AND NOT HER HUSBAND

    I GOT WHAT HE MEANT, LIKE THE ARGUMENT GOT SO FAR YOU FORGET WHAT THE HELL IT REALLY WAS ABOUT TO BEGIN WITH

    HE HUNG UP ON HER ARSE, BECAUSE SHE JUST DON’T GET IT, I’M PRAYING FOR THEM AND THAT IT LASTS, BUT IT’S NOT GOING TO IF SHE REFUSES TO HEAR HER HUSBAND OUT, I’M NOT SAYING HE CANT DO BETTER WITH COMMUNICATING, BUT YOU CAN FEEL HIS COMPASSION AND TRULY CAN TELL THAT HE IS SINCERE IN HIS REASONS, NOT NECESSARILY RIGHT,

    HONEY BOO, BOO, CHILE, THAT NICCA JUST NEEDS TO BE HELD, STROKED, FED, AND FUGGED REAL GOOD, AND WASHED AND PUT TO BED-”YES DADDY YOU RIGHT” AND SHE WOULD HAVE THAT NICCA EATING OUT OF HER HANDS,HE LOVES HER AND HE’S A LITTLE JEALOUS, NOT NECESSARILY BAD, BECAUSE HE WAITED UNTIL THEY WERE IN PRIVATE TO ADDRESS IT

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    bnatural says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    Toni get yo life !!!!! :cuss: Tired of the pitty party for folks :violin: be responsible for you own ish !!!
    —————-

    :preach: cosign: Thank you!!!!!

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    :|
    Trend Gosssshh we couldnt keep Pooh on the board ;D

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    NaijaGal says:

    lovezoe says:

    Frankie seems to think her only issue is liquor. Funny thing is she look pretty good to be hooked on drugs for 30plus years.
    ======================
    her weave was laid in her confessional though :lol:

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    NaijaGal says:

    For all you Zane fans out there we have a bit of news you may find interesting. The author’s erotic novel ‘Addicted’ is being prepped for big screen adaptation.

    According to Shadow & Act, casting has already begun and lead roles have been doled out to Boris Kodjoe, Sharon Leal, William Levy and Tasha Smith.
    =====================
    Addicted is probably the only Zane book I thought had somewhat of a substance, not fully but some

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    Trendsetter says:

    :cosign: Intense!

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    Daisy says:

    I like Frankie and I am glad KCole is still trying to help her get clean. They were both on the radio a few wks ago and Frankie is sitll at rehab she said Whitneys death was her wake up call. I :pray: she can finally get and stay clean. God is not through with her yet or any of us as long as we are still breathing :yes: If you are still breathing you still have purpose left on this here earth.

    Good Morning :waves:

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    Trendsetter says:

    luVn_liFe… says:

    Trend Gosssshh we couldnt keep Pooh on the board ;D

    _____________________________

    Pooh had to go bye bye…lol

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    WorkInProgress says:

    Good morning everyone..Happy :hump: -O-Ween!

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    Hey Naija boo :hug:

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    Daisy says:

    NeNe better WERK on the cover of Ebony I am so not mad at her hustle and I am so ready for the new season of RHOA :popcorn:

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    cheeks8683 says:

    Morning Roses :wave:

    So my co-worker got mad at me because I did not wear traditional Nigerian attire since my father is from there and I always talk about all the dresses my step mother makes for me…I told her that wearing my African attire is not appropriate for halloween even if its part of my culture…She just doesn’t get it #ytpeople

    Instead I showed up dressed like an 80′s groupie :danban: <<<< *candy girl*

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    Daisy says:

    I think KCole is not comfy talking/expressing herself when it comes to emotions/feelings I can be the same way and come off disconnected when that is not how I want to come off but I hate dicussing feelings/emotions something I am currently working on. I like her and Bobbie and thinks she loves him they need to take the love language test.

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    NaijaGal says:

    Kenya Moore is determined to be the star of RHOA this season but I think it’s gonna hurt her more than help

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    Donna del Gatto says:

    Good morning everyone!

    I watched the ‘Behind the Music’ last night and the only word I can think of is SPIN SPIN SPIN!

    Toni is full of bull doo doo….I remember reading details of what happened with the second bankruptcy and they CONVENIENTLY left some shyt out on purpose. Toni owed like THOUSANDS of dollars to bullcrap like Orkin pest control and the cable company, personal credit cards, etc. It was NOT just the concert promoters that she owed money to. At the end of the day she poorly managed her money and lived beyond her means. Yes, it was unfortunate that she had a heart attack and got sick, but she ALSO didn’t plan well for rainy days as such…anyway, she is a beautiful woman, too bad she’s not too bright, and it was funny seeing that old nose of hers! :lol:

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    NaijaGal says:

    Daisy says:

    I think KCole is not comfy talking/expressing herself when it comes to emotions/feelings I can be the same way and come off disconnected when that is not how I want to come off but I hate dicussing feelings/emotions something I am currently working on. I like her and Bobbie and thinks she loves him they need to take the love language test.
    =========================
    I can rock with this…I hate talking about feelings and I loathe PDA but behind closed doors I’m the sweetest person you’ll ever know

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    NaijaGal says:

    I wonder why Toni went the sexual road…her voice was enough but over the years she’s got more and more naked :thinking:

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    lovezoe says:

    NAIJA- I really don’t see the point of Kenya Moore being on the show. :no:

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    INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST says:

    ON THE TONI BRAXTON SITUATION, SHE FILED A LAWSUIT AND WON AGAINST A HUGE RECORD LABEL, NOT AN EASY TASK-THAT SHOULD TELL YOU SOMETHING, BUT I DIGRESS :shrugs:

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    lovezoe says:

    :newpost: Miley Cyrus

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    MsB says:

    :waves: Morning Roses I didn’t watch it so I have nothing :tea:

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    INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST says:

    TO RECEIVE AND RECIPROCATE LOVE YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXPRESS IT AND DEMONSTRATE IT WITH YOUR WORDS AND ACTIONS

    I CAN UNDERSTAND AVOIDANCE OF EXPRESSING EMOTIONS DURING A DIFFICULT CONVERSATION/SENSITIVE TOPIC ETC. BUT SHOWING SUPPORT, LOVE, AFFECTION IS DIFFICULT THAT STEMS FROM KEISHA’S ABANDONMENT/TRUST ISSUES-WHICH OBVIOUSLY NEEDS PROFESSIONAL ATTENTION ASAP

    HONESTLY, IF SHE WASN’T READY EMOTIONALLY TO BE THE LOVING & SUPPORTIVE WIFE, SHE SHOULD HAVE WAITED UNTIL SHE WAS EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY AND ABLE TO DO SO :coffee:

    AND FOR THE RECORD I CALL BULLSHIAT ON KC NOT COMFORTABLE EXPRESSING HER EMOTIONS, SHE EXPRESSES ANGER VERY WELL :shrugs:

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    Monique26 says:

    I enjoyed watching the show. I do think her sisters leached off her to death. I do feel where she was coming from with Oprah as well. We all know back then anything Oprah said was the truth. So if Oprah felt something was wrong with it them everybody else found fault. I like Toni but her sisters are something else except Tracy. I like her because of who she is but after seeing the show I like her even more. She was the only one who didn’t make Toni feel guilty about taking a contract by herself.:newbie:

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    Daisy says:

    Anger is not the only emotion nor was it the emotion I was referring to but I digress :coffee: KCole clearly has issues to work through and Boobie married her all the same.

    Everybody has issues and baggage that they have dealt with before love/marriage and issues/baggage that they bring into a marriage.

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    Daisy says:

    Not saying that it’s right or wrong #ijs

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    DeevaC says:

    Oprah was full of herself but she got a huge dose of reality when OWN failed. She’s not even the CEO of OWN anymore she was forced to step down while crying. “I’m Oprah Winfrey and even I don’t have Gucci flatware” that statement alone should show you who Oprah is…

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