The last 12 months have been quite the roller-coaster for sultry singer Toni Braxton. Characterised by the breakdown of her marriage, commercial disappointment, and filing for bankruptcy again, 2010 is undoubtedly a year the R&B legend wishes to leave in the past.
Hence, in kicking off the new year with a bang, the legendary vocalist, 43, has revealed that she is considering posing for Playboy.
Full story after the jump…
Writing on Twitter today, the singer said (read down-up):
For yours truly, Ms. Braxton has nothing to lose and everything to gain. Current label issues and the effects of previous label drama (see: Blackground) has somewhat left her between a rock and a hard place professionally – and ultimately financially. (For those who remember, she came out worse for wear in her court-showdown with Blackground two years ago).
Therefore, so long as she’s not pimping her dignity (or ‘Susie’ as she said), Playboy may not actually be such a bad route at this point. One can only hope Ms. Braxton follows swiftly with an album or musical project of sorts thereafter. For, in an ideal world, an artist as talented and capable as she still is, should not have to resort to such measures to garner public interest. Of course, the reality of the industry and the politics within, mean that unfortunately is the case. Hence, it’s simply a matter of taking the card’s you’ve been dealt and playing the game until you win.
It’ll be interesting to see how this unfolds…