Toni Braxton Steps Outta Her 1-Minute Retirement

Posted on Jun 7 2013 - 3:58pm by GumBumping Lady (Toyiah Marquis)

Babyface and Toni Braxton are back together again. After Toni announced her retirement from music a few months ago, the singer now reveals that she is recording a special duets album with singer/songwriter/producer the legendary ‘Babyface.’ During the season finale of Braxton Family Values last night, she says the record was put together through their mutual connection of being divorcees. If you watch Braxton Family Values, you’ll know that Toni was fighting with her decision on leaving music behind and Babyface came in and tried to talk her out of the decision. He had her come into the studio and I guess he was able to get her to change her mind. Babyface is known to make hits and known for putting Toni on the charts. So, it may be a good comeback. I can’t wait to hear what they cook up.

Gumbumpers, what about you?

toni braxton and babyface

toni braxton and babyface


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