9 Of Toni Braxton’s Most Side-Eye Worthy Moments

February 20, 2014  |  
Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Am I the only one who longs for the days when the only time we really heard from artists was when they were singing or performing? These days with the constant exposure, through reality shows and interviews with every media outlet, we’re starting to hear a bit too much from people who used to be our faves. See: The R&B Divas. And apparently our favorite singers are not who we thought they were. Enter Toni Braxton. In the past few years with the emergence of her reality show “Braxton Family Values” and now her new album with Babyface, it seems that Toni is everywhere these days. And while we’re happy she’s doing well, some of her comments over the past few years have left us giving her the side eye. In case you’ve missed any of them, check out 9 of Toni’s questionable moments.

Source: Bethenny

Source: Bethenny

We’re having a very Caucasian divorce

In case you missed it, this morning Toni sat down with Bethenny Frankel, and the two being divorcees, talked about how they’ve coped with the situation. Instead of just saying that she and Kerry remain friends and are being civil about it all, she said:

“We are very caucasian, very white about it… I got that means, I hate you Jodi, I hate you Jodi. That’s what it means to black people. (Baby Boy reference). Black people we kind of look and say why is that? Why don’t they hate each other?”

Oh, Toni. We’re sure race has little to no bearing on whether or not a couple divorces amicably. I promise you, and Bethenny can co-sign, there are plenty of white couples who don’t get along during this time.

It may be hard to believe she said this out loud, on national television. But you can watch Toni in action here.

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Playing in the snow

Toni has said several times that during her dating excursions she’s “played in the snow.” Not literally friends, playing in the snow is her euphemism for dating a white man. Sigh. Perhaps, that wouldn’t have been so bad but her interview with Chelsea Lately went from bad to worse when she expounded. She went on to say that white skin smells different and it even feels different. Wow. It’s quite ignorant. And while Toni said that she realizes that this sounds racist, it’s not. Maybe it’s not. It’s just ignorant. Furthermore, if a white man came on tv talking about he was playing in “the mud” and black skin smelled and felt different, all hell would break loose. And rightly so.

Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Black people don’t hike 

And then in that same interview, she explained how she and her “snowflake,” (her words, not mine), have trouble agreeing what to do on their outings. He seemed to be into nature and Toni was just not.

“I don’t do anything that involves nature and getting my hair wet. He likes hiking–black people don’t hike; kayaking, is that how you say it—that stuff too. But other than that, it’s the same.”

Baby, ask around. Black people do everything. We’re a global people with diverse hobbies. And hiking isn’t all that out of the box honestly.

FayesVision/WENN.com

FayesVision/WENN.com

I’m retiring for music

It was just last year that Toni Braxton called into the Tom Joyner Morning Show and told the world that she was retiring from music. When I heard it initially I was a sad for her.  She seemed to be going through a bit of a depression. She said, “I just don’t know. Maybe I’m mad at music. I don’t know what it is. I can’t, my heart’s not in it right now.” 🙁  But then five months later, she came back out saying that she and Babyface were in the studio working together. Maybe I’ve become too cynical but it all seemed like this was some type of marketing ploy to one, gauge interest and two, cause people to listen to the music when she finally put it out. I can’t really call it. And if she really was considering walking away; I’m glad she reconsidered, but it just seems a little shiesty.

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Wenn

That’s probably why I haven’t done a straight divorce yet. 

“We told the kids, ‘Sometimes mummy and daddy need a little break.’ That’s probably why I haven’t done a straight divorce yet.”

I think that’s a good way to explain a separation to children. But when you’ve been separated for four years and you’re openly dating other men, and talking about them on television,  can we agree this is more than just a break right? In fact, now that we think about it, what is with the Braxton sisters and their hesitation to get divorces? Trina? Towanda? What gives?

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I didn’t take a damn financial class

I really sympathize with Toni Braxton’s bankruptcy issues, specifically the second one. I don’t know what happened the first time around but the second one, where she was going to be held responsible for the Vegas shows she had to cancel because of her Lupus, who could have prevented that? But back in 2012, Toni took a bit of responsibility for her first bankruptcy saying that she did indulge in a little overspending.

“I love dishes and house things so I kind of lost it a little bit on the house ware. That kind of stuff, the girly things that’s what I indulged in – 1,000-thread-count sheets.”

She even acknowledged that she needed to be careful.

“I have to monitor myself because I am definitely on a budget.”

But then during her recent interview with “The Breakfast Club” she said, she didn’t need any financial classes.

“I didn’t take a damn financial class. Cuz that aint gon help. It’s just life.”

Hmm… It couldn’t hurt. Perhaps she was referring to her second bankruptcy, the unavoidable one.

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I’m trying to get comfortable with my inner slore. 

In April, 2012, Toni explained that she was trying to be like Rihanna and tap into her inner slore. I have to give her a side eye here. And not on some slut-shaming ish. We all have an inner freak who needs to come out every now and then or everyday for some of us. But the thing is, Toni was speaking about the context of her dating life. She said, I’m trying to get comfortable with my inner Slore. The inner Slore does not just date one person, does she? I have to find out if it’s in me!”

I know you’re probably thinking, you’re still slut shaming. My issue with this is that in 2012, Toni was still married–separated–but still married. And during this time, her husband was included in the dating cycle. The two didn’t know if they were still going to work it out. They didn’t end up finalizing their divorce until July, 2013. Call me old fashioned, but I think you should either be a slore for your current husband or sign them papers and then be out here.

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He doesn’t have no money

Remember the time folks were speculating that Terrence J and Toni were seeing each other? People kept asking her about it. And she went on Twitter to explain the lack of connection between the two. She was cordial the first time. And then I guess she got tired of answering the question because eventually she said,

“He’s 12. He doesn’t have no money.”

He’s young, 31, fifteen years Toni’s junior. And I understand not wanting to date a younger man in the industry. But the money thing? Low blow. Especially from someone who had their own money problems. But, that being said things have certainly been looking up for Terrence J since his 106 & Park days. With his job as a E! News correspondent, the coin is a bit more real these days. According to a cursory Google search, his net worth is $4 million dollars. Not bad.

Source: AP

Source: AP

This here

And then there was this moment…Never forget.

Of course, we still love Toni but you have to admit homegirl has been known to say some very suspect things on occasion.

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  • summer ivy

    First honestly who cares about her references to the caucasoid race. Second nothing she said was racist, but true. Third, this article is so negative and seriously taken out of context cause I’ve seen some of those interviews. And lastly seriously no one especially white people care about that kind of stuff, only blacks who seem to try to hate and have a problem with everything because deep down you just hate yourself. Its a reason why we always seem to go after eachother over small things, no it doesnt start in slavery, actually try to learn something besides sitting on social media all day discussing crap. You people seriously need a life, like seriously, you might get 100 like for your hateful comments, but all that says is that its 100 people who are just as miserable. And honestly, Im just gone say it, alot of the comments come from unattractive people, yea some just plain unintelligent (exclude those), but the most rutheless comments come from those who I can look at and say yea they might have a few self esteem issues. Im just saying, its obvious.

  • donny j

    Lets be honest alot of the things she said, we have also said so I cant even be mad at her.

  • anonymouse

    all that cellulite and stretch marks…..retouching is something else. She was wrong for that dress!

  • B Cooper

    Looks like Tamar is NOT the weakest link (no filter) afterall!

  • Kristen

    I feel sorry for their mother! Ms. Evelyn has it together but has 5 insane adult daughters (sorry but it’s the truth). They aren’t really mature – just adult children! No wonder why you see very little of their brother!

    • Dani

      I think traci is a little more mature at times. She’s just a little ghetto than the others. Lol

      • Kristen

        lol true

    • Taryn Bryant

      I still haven’t seen him.

      • Kristen

        The last episode I remember him being on was when Traci had her launch for her radio show. He has glasses and had a bluetooth in his ear lol. And he came to the hospital after Tamar gave birth to Logan on T&V. They always show very little of him and he never says anything. Also this last episode at the Soul Train awards the younger lady who was with the sisters was his daughter.

  • Hot Tea

    Way to confirm the stereotype about blacks being violent, Tony. Hilarious how Bethany & you could keep a straight face, considering how bitter her own divorce procedures are ongoing. *sips tea*

  • Bee

    Lol, I couldn’t even be upset because if she doesn’t care, I know I don’t. I don’t know her, and I can’t be upset with the things she’s said because I have said some remarkably ignorant sh*t in my day, lol. Doesn’t excuse either one of us, but the ish is funny, lol.

  • ablain

    the point is … we should treat each other better … peace

  • BreathofFreshAir

    Toni Braxton is an ignorant racist. sorrynotsorry. If a white person had said all those things about black people we would be ALL up in arms about it, and for good reason. Her ignorance is astounding. How do you go bankrupt twice and then refuse to take a class on finance? How do you publicly get soooo messy and TMI-ish with your marriage? Ugh *shivers*

  • SNAPA

    The only time I listen to Toni is when she is doing her mumbling-singing thing…bless her lil’ heart.

  • Aaliyah Noelle

    the braxtons are fools. i dont expect anything smart to come out of their mouths.

  • Nanaya Biness

    TMI shared by celebs on reality tv these days at the risk of losing respect.

  • pickneychile

    Toni is not a very likeable person based off of what I’ve seen on their show and how she acts in interviews. And that comment about white people and divorce…wtf? My white doctor who I went to for years was actually shot to death by her husband less than a year ago because she told him she was divorcing him…then he killed himself IN THE DRS OFFICE!!! Not all white people have pleasant divorces. Ignorance.

    • Taryn Bryant

      Dag, that’s sad. In my neighborhood, a psychiatrist went nuts and killed his wife.

      • butterflyshan

        a psychiatrist going nuts tho? :=o

        • Taryn Bryant

          Ironic, isn’t it?

        • Kristen

          The craziest people I know with college degrees were psych majors!!

  • Shawndrea Rachelle

    I wanted to be upset but I just started laughing. lol she’s stupid

  • LiiSH

    Toni just isn’t PC. She can’t get away with it because she is in the public eye. The things you say, being funny to your girls or family isn’t necessarily something you should broadcast as a public figure. Some of these things (if not most) could be said by some of our friends and we wouldn’t bat an eye or pretend when didn’t understand the point she was getting at. That being said its still ignant! LOL

  • Jaytee2

    A big booty doesn’t equal a big brain…..further evidence into why she filed bankruptcy…twice!

  • Dannie Ink

    She’s a diva I’ve heard worse from others

  • coppercutie

    She has been quite embarrassing. I don’t know who’s worse, her or Tamar.

  • Neeks

    lol! Hopefully she’ll learn one day.

  • LOVE JUNKIE

    Her ignorance is on a planet all of it’s own. She’s lucky that her Caucasian fans didn’t cause an uproar about her comments. The only thing different about our skin is the many shades it comes in. Someone give this woman some common sense and an encyclopedia.

  • Anesha Johnson

    Ahh Toni Toni Toni…..lol