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?