Ooooh Toni Braxton Was Really Getting High While Making “You’re Making Me High”

October 26, 2012  |  

Source: WENN

Toni Braxton’s got some skeletons in her closet and she’s airing a few of them out during her VH1 “Behind the Music” special airing Monday night. I loved Toni’s 1996 hit “You’re Making Me High” but I totally missed some of the subliminal messages in her lyrics, like the fact that she was actually talking about getting high in the song.

Toni dropped that little gem while talking about how her second album took on a whole new life once this single landed in her hands. After singing lots of other sad love songs on her  ’93 self-titled debut, Toni’s image changed from love to sex, which may have had a little something to do with the singer puff puffing and passing during those days.

A week before [writing the song with Babyface and Bryce Wilson], I was introduced to marijuana, and I got high for the first time,” she said during the special. “In the bridge, I’m singing ‘I want to feel your heart and soul inside of me / Let’s make a deal you roll, I lick / And we can go flying into ecstasy’, I was talking about [smoking a joint].”

Sounds like the church girl stepped out the sanctuary. Check out the clip from Toni’s “Behind the Music” special below. Will you watch Monday?

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  • Me

    So after the drugs and the sexiness she (and her sisters) thought she needed, was it worth it? She has some coins in the bank and fame, but selling your soul and giving up the things you know to be right just don’t seem worth it to me.

    “Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion” Proverbs 11:22

  • itsme

    YES! Toni B, I love her.. there is nothing wrong with a little weed lol

  • guest510

    I mumbled past that part for years! I’m just happy I finally know the actual lyrics LOL. Love me some Toni!

  • gracie

    Oh I am so watching this on Monday.

  • JayKaay

    Love the song, I’m fine with it being about weed lol. To be honest though, never would have realized that it was indeed about weed unless I read this article. It makes so much sense though!

  • Yvette

    It baffles me that people are surprised when they find out a celebrity has or does smoke weed. I have always liked Toni Braxton’s music and this revelation isn’t gonna change that. It is not my place to judge. She is human like everybody else. Oh, and of course I’ll be watching…!

  • Reese

    What’s wrong with the song? If she would have never said anything about it, nobody would have ever known.

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  • MekkeR3d

    U.must not be a true weed smoker! LMAO O.o @KJ23 & autumnbreeze

    • Anonymous

      @fa216f76a513aaf0d513efe2e0a2a33f:disqus Only hoodrats smoke weed(Lmao),hoodrat

      • Nenah

        No. I’m from California and I know all kinds of people on all different levels who smoke weed. I don’t, but I feel if you go to work everyday, let me repeat, go to work everyday and want to come home and smoke a little weed, in your house, more power to you.

    • KJ23

      I definitely don’t. I don’t smoke at all. I’ve tried it twice, but, nah, I’m good on that.

  • marley1980

    That song and “Brown Sugar” by D’Angelo were the subliminal weed songs in that era.

  • Jenn

    Can’t wait to watch!

  • Meyaka

    Yes I’m definitively watching this self snitching episode,I’m nosy as heck .

  • eyeconic1

    This was my song. My album. The lyrics continued as …light my fire, blow my baby take me away…lol…O, I gotta go find this in the cd store today. #throwback

  • Ms. Bee

    Toni Braxton is my favorite female singer of all time.

    I’ll just leave that right there.

  • KJ23

    I always get a little sad when people write songs about weed or get it tattooed on themselves. I don’t mean like a slight mention of it, but to have an entire song dedicated to it? It’s like, you love it THAT much that you willing to sing an ode to it, or have it immortalized on your body? It’s just very disappointing to me.

    • autumnbreeze

      I agree…Mary Jane by Rick James comes to mind…smh

      • sabrina

        or the countless ones by Bone Thugs N Harmony lol

    • Nenah

      I’m not a weed smoker, but I love it when I hear an artist explain the meaning of a song and it’s something else. I loved that song and I totally thought it was about her man.