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Toni Braxton surprised her fans by debuting her new short hairdo in a video posted on her Instagram account.

The songstress debuted her new haircut on Sunday. She captioned the image: "Fresh new cut.. HAPPY SUNday."

Some of Toni's fans assumed she'd removed her hair weave. But Toni said her hair was cut.

Toni, who turns 52 next month, favors wearing long hair weave or extensions when she's on the road performing. The "Un-Break My Heart" singer is best known for her short haircuts.

Toni's fans were ecstatic. "She looks so beautiful without makeup," one IG user wrote.

One Instagram user questioned whether Toni is bleaching her skin. "Why bleach?" the user asked.

Another IG user wrote "Either thats a ckone [sic] or she kightened her skin [sic]."

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Fresh new cut ????? HAPPY SUNday

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  • Kanyade

    She probably just swiped up on the brightness and blur meter.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    She looks good without the clown makeup and the wigs! As for the bleaching ???? Could be the lighting in the room

  • Tee Tee

    It's the filter she's using. If you've watched Braxton Family Values you'll notice the difference in her skin tone/complexion. She's beautiful with or without makeup I just wish she believed that?

  • WhoKnew

    She definitely looks like she's bleaching but avoided bleaching around the eyes because that area is darker.

    To bleach his own.

  • chan chan

    It’s a filter

  • Starburst

    As long as she's bleaching her hands, knuckles and buttocks so it's uniform. One thing I detest is a light face and black knuckles. That's a dead giveaway of someone bleaching.

  • KLo

    she is bleaching. i watched the Family Braxton show and her hands were way darker than her face. check out some of the FB shows.

  • Starburst

    Whoops there it is!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Starburst

    SOB! Disgusting!!

  • SaltineCrackers

    Filter

  • exlurker

    Don't know about Toni( who I think is the prettiest of her siblings) but Tamar has definitely bleached. I saw her before pics.

  • Beloved Jordan

    Harpo, who dis woman.....i wish black women would stop with this bleaching madness..they look weird...

  • Jethro

    My baby Toni wouldn't do no dumb sh*t like that.

  • Latifah_theHealer

    ????

  • Li-Wright

    Is that Toni without makeup? She looks like a 20 year old :)

  • LoveChild

    Obviously she’s been doing bleaching injections.

  • Starburst

    Huh? Jesus take the wheel. I've heard of creams, but injections. Lawd!

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    If she is/did maybe she can slide some of that there bleach to her fi-nancy, Birdy? For those hideous face and head tattoos of his.

  • LoveChild

    Yup. Somebody spilled the tea I read a long ass threat at LSA demystifying how the celebrities do it it’s serious stuff. I don’t remember the name of the products and I don’t have a link but if you went there and did a search you would find it.

    We are not blind. Many of our black celebrities have bleached some of the legends remember Miss Diana Ross used to be chocolate?

  • MoneyMillz1914

    Crazy. I used to take that train over the bridge.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Now I was NEVER the one to be brave enough to ride the train after 10pm ESPECIALLY not the JQZ etc ones.. There is hardly Anyone riding those routes!

  • Starburst

    Lol!

  • Starburst

    Yeah, Diana Ross did get lighter through the years. Bleach injections wow! Btw, what's LSA?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    My skin does the same thing. I'm so dark in the summer and damn near transparent in the winter. I look like a zebra when I tan real good. Because of her disease, I bet she hasn't gotten sun in a long time. Probably wears her out.

  • Starburst

    She needs Vitamin D for sun deficiency.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I thought they broke up?

  • Wish I was on another planet

    Hmm... thought her hair was always short. She looks gorgeous as usual.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    She might take it already. I know her illness might keep her out of the sun. I highly doubt she is able to put chemicals on her skin with her disease.

  • Chocolate

    She doesn’t look like she has bleached her skin to me.
    Black people tan and get lighter.
    I’ve used bronzer before myself for vacations so I’m sure the stars do too for the glow

  • LoveChild

    Yes bleach injections & serious creams soaps scrubs and lotions. I thought you guys knew about this already. Lipstick alley. Them and Sandra Rose are the premier gossip spots for black women.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Dem a bleach, dem a bleach out dem skin!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Wat?

  • Carrington

    Toni is fine as hell with short hair... I prefer her without the wigs ALL the Braxton family’s taste in wigery leaves a lot to be desired. They ALL look like they got them somewhere where you can also buy a prepaid iFoam and get a bag of skins.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Some medicines warn you to stay out of the sun.

  • Alextra Ballard

    ???? at black knuckles.. I am dine

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Yes! Now Tamar has clearly bleached. When black women who are light stay out of the sun, they get yellow brown. But when they bleach, they get awkward white like Tamar. It's like a ghost film on their skin.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Exactly.

  • Psychic Lulu

    It's a filter, pooh

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    As grown as she is with kids, I'm more concerned with why she is taking a video of her fake morning wake up. Girl grow up.

  • Psychic Lulu

    ?

  • MoneyMillz1914

    Yeah. They (JZ) usually empty out after rush hour except on the weekends when they are bringing back the hipsters

  • Alextra Ballard

    She looks lighter than previously....Toni,Halle,Nia long,Kelly Rowland,Malinda Williams can definitely rock the pixie dew.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Cdfu????...hursh!!???

  • Starburst

    Some medications dilute Vitamin D. Also, anemics skin turn pale as well. Maybe, her medications contributed to her lighter skin.

  • Starburst

    Lol!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Okay then you translate that shitt please and thank you. Lol

  • Alextra Ballard

    Um sittin byke waiting for somebidy tew say it’s becuz of her Lupus

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Dem a bleach to look like a brownin!

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    No translation needed. It's lyrics from a song. If I don't know something, I typically go to google to see if it pops up.

  • Starburst

    No I didn't know above it. It's news to me. Aha Lipstick Alley.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    She'd be a dayum fool to be doing anything UN-NATURAL to herself with the complications she have with "lupus"

  • MrsSpice1

    After gettin engaged to birdman the obvious struggle is real to stay young and relevant. ?

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    The way them sisters switch from bald to cousin It I wouldn't be surprise if that short hair is a wig

  • MrsSpice1

    Lol. Filters are so deceitful ?...u can go from this? to ?.

  • Starburst

    Lol! Cousin It!

  • Truth ???

    I doubt shes bleaching her skin. Her complexion could be going back to its natrual tone due to being indoors more, her diet or due to medication.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Toni looks great! I’m sure part of the look is from the filter used! She also looks like she’s MAY have had a serious chemical peel, facial resurfacing! I don’t think she would be bleaching with lupus, she stays away or protects from the sun

  • Renee26

    Why can't it just be a filter dang... She's not dark anyway ?

  • just saying

    Chemical peels will lighten u up

  • dontgetblocked

    I saw this on IG nd it raised my eyebrows. I suspect it's a filter and the sunlight but she must have liked the effect.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Um still wondering why they haven’t tied the knot

  • Slim Goodie

    I'm sorry but this woman is GORGEOUS!

  • Li-Wright

    She should lay off the makeup.

  • https://disqus.com/home/discussion/freakkboxshawty/freakkbox_on_strikingly B A B Y ?

    are you mixed or sumn

  • Evillene

    It might be a yt-girl filter but lots of Hollywood blactresses bleach. There is no stigma and it is not about being 'light' -- or less black -- they just want a cafe au lait glow. Like Toni...

  • Evillene

    ...because chemical peels contain bleaching agents.

  • Evillene

    I've never heard of injections, it is mostly topical creams. Michael Jackson bleached himself white just using topical treatments and creams.

  • yvette46

    Number one Toni hair always been short she is damn near bald So, because you slap a wig on that gives you long hair. Real hair comes from your scalp not from a horse or any other sources.

  • LoveChild

    Me and Sandra had a conversation she noted that LSA bite many of her threads which is absolutely true. But everybody knows about this blog. Because it’s owned and operated by a black woman. Her own blog not some Instagram thing.

  • Clarity2019

    She's already addressed this in the past. Lupus does impact the skin. You will notice in BFV that she will cover up if there is a lot of sun.

  • LoveChild

    Of course she’s filtered and of course she’s bleaching come on now

  • LoveChild

    99.9% of celebrities are going to lie about bleaching and not admit it. Only a few celebrities have bleach then admitted it is Azalea Banks.

  • Karen Brady

    Thank you. Folks have short memories.?

  • LoveChild

    They want it to be less black they want to look lighter/whiter, come on now.

  • LoveChild

    Are you so naïve She’s addicted to plastic surgery just like her sisters are, they don’t stop with just fake titties and fake nose they do everything body lipo and bleaching.

  • Karen Brady

    Hahahahaha....exactly

  • Seldomseen

    Toni, when is the wedding?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I think it’s a filter

  • EMILY POST

    She is a beauty.

  • Lovely517

    Probably just a filter. At her age, there would be no reason for her to bleach. She’s already a superstar.

  • LoveChild

    There was a very long thread at LSA a woman who bleached exposed her regimen which included injections. Injections pills creams scrubs soaps

  • LoveChild

    You were another one who sounds naïve. Bleaching has no age. And most African-Americans celebrities do bleach.

  • LoveChild

    ??????

  • LoveChild

    She bleached. I’ll just keep going up and down the thread correcting the naïve.

  • LoveChild

    She bleached.

  • LoveChild

    You are right because when you bleach you have to stay out of the sun

  • LoveChild

    Is she still with that big old DL kween??He turned out Lil Wayne

  • LoveChild

    Their whole family bleach some bleach more than others

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Alextra Ballard

    I asked the same thing....I don’t think there’s gonna be a weddin

  • Alextra Ballard

    Toni know damn well she ain wake up like dat

  • Starburst

    Ciara hasn't admitted yet.

  • LoveChild

    ???didn’t have too it was so
    Obvious. Most don’t bleach too much like Blac China did thats a lotta bleach, Kelly Rowland not too much bleaching.

    Issa Rae bleached fo sho.
    So many bleach LL Cool Jay, Shonda bleached when she got her full-service plastic surgery makeover and lost all the weight. Like I said 99.9% of black celebrities.

    They don’t admit they do and actually they shouldn’t it’s nobodies business but they’re in the public eye and that’s why we’re discussing it.

  • Starburst

    True it's nobody's business, but they're in the public eye so it's up for discussion as you mentioned. I hadn't noticed Shonda. Gotta check her now.

  • LoveChild

    What they do is they get a new hairstyle or lose a lot of weight and bleach at the same time so when they come back in the public eye you’re kind of confused you know they look a little different. But you can’t put your finger on it.

    All your chocolate girls have bleached a tone or two down. And it’s not just make up and it’s not a chemical peel well it’s that and bleaching.

    Another font here a couple weeks ago laid it out what they do in show business when they give them a makeover and it includes bleaching to make them more commercial.

  • Lovers & Friends

    A wedding to who? I thought she split from that scab.

  • Lovers & Friends

    I hate when people automatically assume the difference in complexion is due to bleaching. I’ve been accused of bleaching also. I took a few good headshots at 12 noon in the right sunlight. People are so quick to jump on the bandwagon if its something to make someone look bad. I wish everyone would keep this same energy with their wigs, weaves, and eyelashes.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Anything is possible! IDK. I know they all get Botox, and have had plastic surgery procedures. I was responding to the lightness and smoothness of her skin, as an esthetician!

    But, she could very well be bleaching, there are so many lighteners or brighteners on the market from Clinique, Olay, Murad, Aveeno to really dangerous bleaching ones!

  • LoveChild

    Ok.

  • LoveChild

    ????

  • LoveChild

    Can you imagine being a child of a middle-age thirst trap? How embarrassing. It’s like, mama put that away!

  • Facts and Receipts

    Sandra please do a medical minute perhaps this week on lupus patients and how they are expressly told no sunlight most times whatsoever due to a major symptom of the disease. Photosensitivity. Some cant even take UV lights in the grocery store or other public places. Might wanna throw in that vitiligo is connected to over half of autoimmune disorders. This lady might not be bleaching as a result. Could be, but might not.Thanks. GN.

  • 1KimJones

    Lol

  • yvette46

    Very short..

  • PrettyMeka08

    Why do “we” care so much if someone is bleaching?

  • sunni_daze

    Her hair has been short most of career.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    As far as I know, yeah. ?

  • LoneWolf1986

    She is definitely bleaching, she is unrecognizable from her old self. Its sick and shameful.

  • LoneWolf1986

    yeah, a filter to get out the black.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    ???? Last I heard (on BFV) she claimed he wanted to keep things private.

  • Beloved Jordan

    You can clearly recognize bleached skin cause its an odd complexion.
    Doesn't look like light skinned or natural skin complexion.bleached .looks pasty pale almost albino like ..black Chyna -nikki minag have the same pasty looking complexion ...so let's not be dumb about it..tho it could be a filter

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Toni was never dark to begin with but her face does look different. As far as her skin looking brighter, it could be what she used to wash her face with that made her look lighter. I've noticed when I use volcano and clay masks, even the hyaluronic masks, after I remove them, my face looks brighter/lighter.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Toni was never dark to begin with but her face does look different. As far as her skin looking brighter, it could be what she used to wash her face with that made her look lighter. I've noticed when I use volcano and clay masks, even the hyaluronic masks, after I remove them, my face looks brighter/lighter.

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Sandra, I don't know if you're aware, but on the desktop version of your site, the posts in the header show up twice. (Once in the header, and then again in the feed).

    You can put this code at the bottom of your CSS file to fix that:

    @media only screen and (min-width: 768px) {
    article.article:nth-child(1), article.article:nth-child(2), article.article:nth-child(4) {
    display: none;
    }
    }

    This is what it'll looks like when it's fixed btw: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3577162fc895cce0c059defa449cc1db6b2eb2e14254e4d5883bbb0cc8aaff13.png

    The code will only hide the duplicates on desktop mode. (I'm a Web Developer, btw... so if you need help with this, let me know.)

  • tintin

    yeh i think filter

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    It honestly looks like one and I was over here flabbergasted we all acting like we can't tell she got a hair hat on sitting 1/2 above her scalp with an unnatural hairline.

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    My thoughts exactly. It's pathetic.What's sad is that a woman her age still needs validation from complete strangers on the internet to feel worth something, important and good about herself. Smh

  • Renee26

    a cafe au lait glow

    I DIED ???

  • Dr. P

    It's her head, her face, her skin, let her bleach it, burn it, boil it, broil it, pinch it, puree it, poke it, it's hers...

  • blue skies

    LOL

  • Tlowe89

    What if her pale skin has something to do with her lupus

  • Chocolate

    Unless you have factual proof of this woman bleaching her skin, all you have is an opinion as everyone else, and you are not in the position to call me naive nor correct me.
    Correction requires you to produce quantifiable facts.
    You appear new to adult, sane dialogue.
    And why do you even care that much?
    Find something mentally safe to do, weirdo

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    She should really keep her hair short...she looks good.

  • Chocolate

    That was cringy to watch ?

  • Bashi22

    Most of them bleach lol they love to talk about melanin

  • sjames

    1. she was never black as night
    2. it's CLEARLY a snapchat filter. all their filters apply a softening to them which naturally lightens the image/video

  • sjames

    ppl used to they own dirty and unexfoliated skin that they don't know any better

  • Ms. Jackson

    I think so. I have lupus and when I'm sick I get pale as well.

  • currvalicious

    Toni looks gorgeous w/short hair. I guess the wigs are for touring & the show. Maybe short hair (for her) is harder to maintain during filming & touring.

  • Kbellaluvvs

    Her eyes baldhead but I don't think she's bleaching....her hands match her face lol

  • speakinmymind

    Thanks for the FACTS - per usual! ?? Bleaching with lupus would be deadly so I seriously doubt she would do something so asinine in light of being so public with her battle with lupus.

    A lot of people can't tolerate direct sunlight for many years after some types of chemotherapy. Niggas just like to be ignorant and always think the worst of every damn body.??

  • Solo

    Lupus doesn't cause a person's skin to lighten evenly all over their body.

  • Notatall

    Filter

  • jujumanji

    Even if she's bleaching why is that anyone's business but her own? These "fans" be doing the damn most.

  • ALLMINE?

    Toni is beautiful. I remember watching that family values shit and just staring at her like wtf.. goddam