Toni Braxton and Babyface Cover UPTOWN Magazine

Toni Braxton and Babyface cover UPTOWN magazine

R&B icons Toni Braxton and Babyface cover the Dec/Jan 2014 issue of UPTOWN magazine.

Toni Braxton and Babyface cover UPTOWN magazine

Hot off the success of their “Hurt You” single from their duets album Love Marriage & Divorce, Face and Toni open up about how she got her start (Face once told L.A. Reid that she was Babyface meets Anita Baker), why she “retired” from music and whether suicide was ever a thought, how they came to collaborate on a duets album, and what’s next. Here’s a hint, Love Marriage & Divorce isn’t the only collaboration for the duo — there’s also a stint in After Midnight and a national tour in the works.

Encore: Babyface and Toni Braxton Talk Love Marriage & Divorce

Toni Braxton on quitting the music business:
“I was in a small place in my life and I was going to retire. It’s not even a question. I said, ‘I’m tired of fighting.’ I was feeling sorry for myself. I was depressed over where my career was going. I was also down with my health.”

Toni Braxton on her depression and whether suicide was ever a thought:
“[I was] not suicidal, but it was a close relative. I’ve got my kids to live for, but I was in a hopeless stage in my life.”

Babyface on Toni Braxton quitting the music business:
“Toni was kind of just talking about giving up, just not really wanting to record anymore-she was not just having fun at it anymore. I didn’t think that was a very good idea. I talked her into changing her mind … You know, you can get frustrated with the music industry, but I never get frustrated with the music. The music is what drives us to begin with. So I don’t think I ever lost sight of that.”

Babyface on how Love Marriage & Divorce got off to a rough start:
“Working with Toni was a little bit different than working with her years ago, because now, we’re dealing with a grown-up Toni who certainly has her own opinion in how she thinks things should be. So we went through a lot of compromises putting this record together.”

Thank you,

Annika Harris
Digital Associate Editor

Read the FULL interview here.



 


97 Responses to “Toni Braxton and Babyface Cover UPTOWN Magazine”

  1. 1
    OutsidetheBox says:

    Wait stop the fukking presses :huh: . That is old Toni! :applause:

  2. 2
    Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq says:

    Toni look Fieeeerrrrrcccceeeee!!!!

  3. 3
    Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq says:

    Looks*

  4. 4
    KayCeiSoul says:

    Good Day! :waves:

    I am TOTALLY here for this. :claps:

    Helluva return, even though the song is so-so. They look good!

  5. 5
    Just Looking says:

    Toni is killn it…..

    @momager check two post down, left a message for Supa Fly Princess

  6. 6
    Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq says:

    Nah OTB that’s Toni who is not working with that bankruptcy budget…. that’s I ghot advance miney for Versace flatware Toni :tea:

  7. 7
    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Toni knows she can serve that sultry look and wear some dresses :thumbsup: She needs to teach Tamar abut subtly and sex appeal.

  8. 8
    iAmChan says:

    Damn Toni! She can get all of this. I will eat her up with the appetite of my spirit animal baybeh.

    Let me go stalk her twitter.

  9. 9
    Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq says:

    Got / money* darn tablet Smh

  10. 10
    Just Looking says:

    Now that I gave my prompts, did she say Baby Face stolt all her monies? Cause this would also explain the lyrics of this song, you hurt me. :tea:

  11. 11
    Lyric216 :headphone: says:

    Toni and Babyface would make a nice looking couple.

  12. 12
    Eye of Heart says:

    Toni looking damn GOOD!! :thumbsup:

  13. 13
    luVn_liFe... says:

    Toni lOOks gooT

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    Just Looking says:

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Toni knows she can serve that sultry look and wear some dresses :thumbsup: She needs to teach Tamar abut subtly and sex appeal.
    _____________________
    Umm she don’t need no advice. She is killn em. (in Tamar ghetto voice)

  15. 15
    Eye of Heart says:

    I will eat her up with the appetite of my spirit animal baybeh.

    ___________

    Guess it’s good you got a long azz tongue, huh? :rofl:

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    I would def go see Toni and Face on tour. *Vogue hand* :yes:

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    SOTHERNGRL says:

    I really like the duet they have.

  18. 18
    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Umm she don’t need no advice. She is killn em. (in Tamar ghetto voice
    _______________
    Oh I get it. This is a joke cause the saggy onsie and her wonky eye :blink: are not the business :lol:

  19. 19
    Sandra Rose says:

    Women who rock their own hair are truly blessed for not following the crowd. During the Thanksgiving holidays in Florida, my niece-in-law rocked weave one day, then the next day her hair was cut shorter than Toni’s. YASSSS! :thumbsup:

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    Nah OTB that’s Toni who is not working with that bankruptcy budget…. that’s I ghot advance miney for Versace flatware Toni
    ________________

    :rofl: Sho you right. Whoever said money cant buy style be lying yo. Weak at that Versace faltware…let me give Toni that Oprah gas face.

  21. 21
    VDot says:

    I :love: Toni with short hair. That cousin IT wig she wears – :nono:

  22. 22
    iAmChan says:

    Eye of Heart says:

    Guess it’s good you got a long azz tongue, huh? :rofl:

    To taste every mocha inch of dat dere woman.

  23. 23
    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    BBL :cry:

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    Umm she don’t need no advice. She is killn em. (in Tamar ghetto voice)
    _______________

    Hannnnn. *Tamar muppet face* :hahaha:

  25. 25
    Eye of Heart says:

    @Vdot, Short hair def looks much better on her. :yes:

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    goat76 says:

    Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq says:

    :thankyou: Goat…. you’ve been MIA for a min my girls are 2months old already…. Their names are Paityn & Paige :D
    ——————–
    Yeah I know I’ve been MIA, it’s football season, my QB bout to win the Heisman, they tried to fcuk him up but he gucci now, and my team bout to win it all. So I been talking some cash money shat since Labor Day.

    Those names are beautiful!!

  27. 27
    Matchsticks says:

    So all women who wear weave have short hair??? :think:

    who knew… :shrugs: :sarcasm:

  28. 28
    luVn_liFe... says:

    During the Thanksgiving holidays in Florida, my niece-in-law rocked weave one day, then the next day her hair was cut shorter than Toni’s
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    :huh:

  29. 29
    goat76 says:

    Hey @luVn_liFe I miss you! :kiss:

  30. 30
    luVn_liFe... says:

    Sandra
    You said that to say???

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    Women who rock their own hair are truly blessed for not following the crowd. During the Thanksgiving holidays in Florida, my niece-in-law rocked weave one day, then the next day her hair was cut shorter than Toni’s. YASSSS!
    ____________

    !!! Why you didnt tell me you was in Florida??? I’m defintiely gonna tell you when I’m in Georgia. Don’t act funny Sandra. :huh:

    Niece in law eh? She must read the blog? She suckered you in Sandra. She prolly did like Bey and put her wig back on right after you headed Norf. :lol: You know I live this life.

  32. 32
    Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq says:

    @Goat :thankyou: When are these athletes gonna learn ’bout them ho ho hoz

  33. 33
    OutsidetheBox says:

    So all women who wear weave have short hair???

    who knew…

    ______________

    Duh. :shrug: Sandra knew. And we didnt cause like she said yesterday our reading comprehension is at an all time low. :lol:

  34. 34
    luVn_liFe... says:

    :hug: GOAT.. . . U know Ive been thanking bout chu w/The winston scandal and all :)
    :kiss:

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    them thighs tho :thumbsup:

    get em Toni. Babyface aint looking too shabby either. :wink:

  36. 36
    Matchsticks says:

    my hair is past my shoulders and I still sew it up from time to time for a break…

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    goat76 says:

    I always liked Toni Braxton. Don’t she have heart problems? Gotta take it easy with her.

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    FashionAddict says:

    I just logged in to say Toni looks good. I hope to look this good when I grow up.

  39. 39
    Matchsticks says:

    :lol:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    OutsidetheBox says:

    So all women who wear weave have short hair???

    who knew…

    ______________

    Duh. :shrug: Sandra knew. And we didnt cause like she said yesterday our reading comprehension is at an all time low.
    ~~~~~~~
    i know :rules: <-REAlly the foot notes i need sometimes :lol:

    @GOAT
    No she doesnt have heart problems she has luPus :lol:

  41. 41

    Sandra Rose says:

    Women who rock their own hair are truly blessed for not following the crowd. During the Thanksgiving holidays in Florida, my niece-in-law rocked weave one day, then the next day her hair was cut shorter than Toni’s. YASSSS!
    ______________________

    why? what did you say to her? or did you beat her into submission? wont she look like a blue-ivy-esque tomboy with short hair?

    :thinking:

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    Sandra just be tryna get us going. We need a real hair gravi Friday for you Sandra? :lol:

  43. 43
    OutsidetheBox says:

    I just logged in to say Toni looks good. I hope to look this good when I grow up.
    ______________

    Fash? :huh: From NO? :hi: If so..

  44. 44
    Who Dat says:

    TONI BETTER FUGGIN WERK YOU HEAR ME :nun:

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    OutsidetheBox says:

    No she doesnt have heart problems she has luPus
    ____________

    :lol: Ppl think its a death sentence too. :lol: Stress is very bad tho.

  46. 46
    OutsidetheBox says:

    them thighs tho
    ____________

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> :yes:

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    MissHarlem says:

    Toni SLAYS with short hair :nun:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    B
    I thank ima go back to blonde :crying1: I cut all my hurrr oFF for nuffin :crying1:

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    Sandra Rose says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Women who rock their own hair are truly blessed for not following the crowd. During the Thanksgiving holidays in Florida, my niece-in-law rocked weave one day, then the next day her hair was cut shorter than Toni’s. YASSSS!
    ______________________

    Orange Blossom says:

    why? what did you say to her? or did you beat her into submission? wont she look like a blue-ivy-esque tomboy with short hair?
    _______________

    I didn’t have to say anything to her. When she saw my short hair, she realized the error of her ways and she threw away the weave. :coffee:

  50. 50

    Man, they musta blew out the photoshop machine on this pic of Toni cause ain’t no way! :eek:

  51. 51
    Sandra Rose says:

    Everybody knows that black women wear weave because we can’t afford to get our hair done every week. :coffee:

  52. 52

    @SANDRA
    “Women who rock their own hair are truly blessed for not following the crowd. During the Thanksgiving holidays in Florida, my niece-in-law rocked weave one day, then the next day her hair was cut shorter than Toni’s. YASSSS!
    ______________________

    Orange Blossom says:

    why? what did you say to her? or did you beat her into submission? wont she look like a blue-ivy-esque tomboy with short hair?
    _______________

    I didn’t have to say anything to her. When she saw my short hair, she realized the error of her ways and she threw away the weave.
    _________________

    :rofl:

    Do she got azz Sandra?
    :coffee:

  53. 53
    The Shocker. 2 In The Pink, 1 In The Stink. says:

    Her own hair yet someone elses nose :tea: Shes so natural and innovative :lol: Minus the admitted breast implants, 2 rhinoplasties that shes admitted to, and Im guessing at least one vaginal rejuvenation :think: Before Kerry just after her NFL boyfriend :tea: I wont say his name to protect his wife from size queen groupies, but trust when I tell you that man is :eek: It was like being in labor, and that was just the beginning, the let me put the head in phase :bite: I guess it was worth it. He did support her through her first bankruptcy :tea:

  54. 54
    FashionAddict says:

    OutsidetheBox says:

    I just logged in to say Toni looks good. I hope to look this good when I grow up.
    ______________

    Fash? From NO? If so..

    December 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    ______________________________
    No I’m from South Florida, but Hi anyways.

  55. 55
    iAmChan says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Everybody knows that black women wear weave because we can’t afford to get our hair done every week. :coffee:

    So a majority of the black girls are broke as hell? :popcorn:

    Y’all know they are renting weaves now right?

  56. 56
    Matchsticks says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Everybody knows that black women wear weave because we can’t afford to get our hair done every week.
    __________

    Word…thanks for the PSA :yes: :yikes:

  57. 57
    goat76 says:

    Dem Babies Mama Bombshell Esq says:

    @Goat :thankyou: When are these athletes gonna learn ’bout them ho ho hoz

    —————-
    To be honest, that shat she pulled could’ve happened to anybody. She caught feelings because he was like “You got to go, my girl coming in town” type shat. I’ll give him a pass this time, he was an 18 yr old college student. Cheating on his girlfriend was wrong, but adults can’t even get it right, so I can’t hold it against him.

  58. 58
    luVn_liFe... says:

    :blink: whaa???? :huh:

  59. 59
    iyonah says:

    Toni looks good here!

  60. 60
    Matchsticks says:

    Toni has had maaaad work done and I can see the airbrushing, that’s why I haven’t really fawned over how she’s looking, but I will say, given all that, she does look GOOD… :yes:

  61. 61
    Sandra Rose says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Everybody knows that black women wear weave because we can’t afford to get our hair done every week. :coffee:

    iAmChan says:

    So a majority of the black girls are broke as hell? :popcorn:

    Y’all know they are renting weaves now right?
    _________________

    I’m not surprised that other races make money off our low self esteem. :coffee:

  62. 62
    Matchsticks says:

    :kona:

  63. 63
    goat76 says:

    luVn_liFe… says:

    @GOAT
    No she doesnt have heart problems she has luPus :lol:
    ——
    I just remember she had to cancel her Vegas shows, and at the time they mentioned her heart(microvascular angina)(not sure when she was diagnosed with lupus).

  64. 64

    Sandra Rose says:

    Everybody knows that black women wear weave because we can’t afford to get our hair done every week.
    _______________________________

    :huh: i thought thats why they use spritz. :rofl:

  65. 65
    OutsidetheBox says:

    :eek: :kona: No :stop: No Im geauxing :kona:

  66. 66
    Who Dat says:

    Everybody knows that black women wear weave because we can’t afford to get our hair done every week.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Yep. Shole is why I got one in my head right now :sarcasm:

    *disclaimer: Kdub aint got no weave at the current time

  67. 67
    OutsidetheBox says:

    No I’m from South Florida, but Hi anyways
    _________

    :hi: Oh..got that chilly south florida way bout cha too. :lol:

  68. 68
    JMO says:

    Short hair styles “aint” made for everyone :nono:

    … and FYI, I said “aint” with major attitude.

  69. 69
    Who Dat says:

    i thought thats why they use spritz.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Same reason why some wear parts of their hair permanently frozen.

  70. 70
    OutsidetheBox says:

    To be honest, that shat she pulled could’ve happened to anybody. She caught feelings because he was like “You got to go, my girl coming in town” type shat. I’ll give him a pass this time, he was an 18 yr old college student. Cheating on his girlfriend was wrong, but adults can’t even get it right, so I can’t hold it against him.
    ___________

    I had to threathen physical harm to some internet font coming for his girlfriend..tombout she aint defending him.. imo implying that she condone or whatever IDK but they betta gone. :nono:

  71. 71

    yall cray. im going to duane reade (walgreens) to get me some jolly rancher candy canes for my xmas tree. my tree too good for plain ol peppermint :nun:

    dont nobody cut off they dam hair while im gone :stop: sandra just joshing! bet not come back and yall in here looking like stevie wonder’s last cornrow.

  72. 72

    :heart: their new SONG SEWW much!!!

    Toni can do no wrong with short hair :trophy:

    :offtopic:

    I see Fantasia BD tryna get her to dip off in the chirren’s tylenol againt :tea:

  73. 73
    OutsidetheBox says:

    but I will say, given all that, she does look GOOD
    ______

    I thought that was what everybody was saying. Toni has been looking busted. Covers or live. Now she doesnt. Round of applause.

  74. 74
    luVn_liFe... says:

    I had to threathen physical harm to some internet font coming for his girlfriend..tombout she aint defending him.. imo implying that she condone or whatever IDK but they betta gone.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    :smack:
    WoW: what does folKs expect her to say? I think she’s doing the right thing NOT saying a WORd.
    It
    is.
    NOT.
    Her.
    Place.
    .
    .
    .
    .
    right now

  75. 75
    OutsidetheBox says:

    i thought thats why they use spritz.
    __________

    And if you neutral colored they call it hairspray. And sneak in a dose of dry shampoo. :eek:

  76. 76

    The Shocker. 2 In The Pink, 1 In The Stink
    ______________

    :eek:
    :rofl:

    That name and gravie!!!!!

  77. 77
  78. 78
    FashionAddict says:

    I’m trying to get out of Florida, been here way too long. :angry:

  79. 79

    The Shocker. 2 In The Pink, 1 In The Stink. says:

    :ghost:

    i loveth thee!

    u have an encyclopedia coming ur way :tea:

  80. 80
    luVn_liFe... says:

    :rofl: :rofl: :hahaha: :lol: !!!

  81. 81

    FashionAddict says:

    I’m trying to get out of Florida, been here way too long.

    iono yew BUT UHM *grabs a hold a yo ankles & BEGS u to take me WITCHA* :steer: <—i got gas on it :yes:

  82. 82
    luVn_liFe... says:

    FashionAddict says:

    I’m trying to get out of Florida, been here way too long. :angry: ~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    what part of Florida are you from?

  83. 83
  84. 84
    luVn_liFe... says:

    @FAy
    whats new with the BLUE Peel? Still not available this end yet :(

  85. 85
    OutsidetheBox says:

    WoW: what does folKs expect her to say? I think she’s doing the right thing NOT saying a WORd.
    It
    is.
    NOT.
    Her.
    Place.
    .
    .
    .
    .
    right now

    ___________________

    :eek: You know the world do not like if you dont address your business with them. :eek: How dare you.

    I was fighting mad LuVie. Like bish he prolly just getting off the couch at her house. :mad: You dont know what they going thru! I.was.HOT.

  86. 86
    FashionAddict says:

    FashionAddict says:

    I’m trying to get out of Florida, been here way too long. ~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    what part of Florida are you from?

    ——————–
    Palm Beach been here most of my life, but was born in Maryland.

  87. 87
  88. 88
    luVn_liFe... says:

    You know the world do not like if you dont address your business with them. :eek: How dare you.
    ~~~~~~~~
    YES LORT!

  89. 89
    luVn_liFe... says:

    FashionAddict says:

    FashionAddict says:

    I’m trying to get out of Florida, been here way too long. ~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    what part of Florida are you from?

    ——————–
    Palm Beach been here most of my life, but was born in Maryland.
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    :welcome: Neighbor!
    Grew up in palm bch co. (boynton)
    In North Bro Now :shrug:

  90. 90
    FashionAddict says:

    FaylaGotAwlTheMasterCopiesOfBren’sSecksTapes&NoWhipfinityWasUsedDuringTaping :phew: says:

    FashionAddict says:

    I’m trying to get out of Florida, been here way too long.

    iono yew BUT UHM *grabs a hold a yo ankles & BEGS u to take me WITCHA* <—i got gas on it

    ________________

    Are you from Florida? If so what part?

  91. 91
    OutsidetheBox says:

    B
    I thank ima go back to blonde I cut all my hurrr oFF for nuffin
    ________

    !!! How I missed this.. anywho LuVie you are SO a blonde. Im not sure why you going thru this *waves hand side to side* :lol:

    You have that fass growing hair. Even with a cut youll be neck length in no time. :eyeroll: :shank:

  92. 92
    luVn_liFe... says:

    OutsidetheBox says:

    B
    I thank ima go back to blonde I cut all my hurrr oFF for nuffin
    ________

    !!! How I missed this.. anywho LuVie you are SO a blonde. Im not sure why you going thru this *waves hand side to side*
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    cause :crying1: it was during the summer and I was in the pool alla da time :crying1:
    Ima let it gron out some more and start with blonde highlights and rock the bob :facepalm: again

  93. 93
    OutsidetheBox says:

    Palm Beach been here most of my life, but was born in Maryland.
    _________

    Say werd. I love Palm Beach.. Ohhh chile. :heart: :hahaha:

    I used to mess with this wrapper down there… :kona:

  94. 94
    luVn_liFe... says:

    :newpost: on BEY

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    FashionAddict says:

    ——————–
    Palm Beach been here most of my life, but was born in Maryland.
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Neighbor!
    Grew up in palm bch co. (boynton)
    In North Bro Now

    ____________________
    well thank, thank you, for the invite. I grew up in Delray.

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    Carrington says:

    Toni is SO fine without the weave! She took those cheap wigs off and lost 15 years!

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