Toni Braxton “Considering” Playboy Offer

Published: Wednesday 5th Jan 2011 by Sam

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…

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  1. WonderLand19 January 5, 2011

    BOOOOOOOOOOO, she shouldn’t do it. Ms.Braxton is too much of a legend to do this.

  2. LULLABY January 5, 2011

    Don’t do it Tony…it’s not good for your legacy.

  3. Traci Summers January 5, 2011

    HAS THIS BECOME THE LAST RESORT IN MUSIC NOW… IF YOU CANT SELL UR MUSIC.THEN SELL YOUR BODY…… COME ON SO MANY PPL HAV FOUGHT FOR US.SO WE WUDNT HAV TO PROVE OUR WORTH BY OUR BODY…. AND WE TAKIN 10 STEPS BACKWARDS..DOESNT ANYONE BELIEVE IN GOD ANYMORE

  4. Baron January 5, 2011

    She’s launching a reality show as well. Truth be told, she has bills to pay and mouths to feed. Though I’m never a fan of anyone whoring themselves out – it doesn’t seem like she has much of a choice.

  5. KD January 5, 2011

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. Heck I would also be willing to do some sleazy things for a huge pay-check.

  6. KD January 5, 2011

    …Besides it will be tastefully done. Who in the music industry has not bared-all?

  7. JimmyBoy January 5, 2011

    Toni has shown her b****** in a photoshoots before. I don’t think it’s a big deal. Mamma got to eat right?

    I have a feelin this will have a tie in with the reality show. There will the whole “will she, won’t she” drama and followin her journey.

    Go Toni, you will be the hottest 43 year old to ever grace PlayBoy

  8. Royalkev January 5, 2011

    Poor Toni! I don’t understand how she’s even in this predicament again. I thought she made millions during her stint in Vegas. It was a very successful show. It’s sad that she can’t avoid filing for bankruptcy every 10 years. She’s never back on her feet for long and I don’t see how that’s the case. After her first filing she was awarded a settlement in result of the long drawn out fued with her former label she sued (since she wasn’t properly given the royalties due to her from selling millions of albums). If you calculate all that she’s earned in the last 20 years, it would seem that she would have been more finacially secure. I know Toni can be a bit lavish when it comes to her spending, but is it really that bad Toni??? I hope she comes out a winner in 2011, she’s really been given the short end of the stick. It’s so unfair when someone like her is so talented.

  9. TheDimplePuppet January 5, 2011

    I will never understand millions of albums sold through out her career, tours worldwide and movies. How do one file bankruptcy twice 0_o. At the end of the day she has bills to pay and she’s one of the finest women in this music industry so more power to her. Lol I loves how’s she’s talking about Playboy in her tweets did finishes off with the mention of her boys… Gotta love mommy.

  10. George Liquor January 5, 2011

    No, Toni, your better then this.You have real talent, just make a good record.You don’t need to take off your clothes for playboy.

  11. gfhfgh January 5, 2011

    Happy 2011 !!! Want a new life this year?

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  12. Diane January 5, 2011

    You’re a grown ass woman Toni, get paid.

  13. zeus! January 5, 2011

    This is why you have to educate yourself! Toni should be as financially secured as Madonna. Even if you have not heard from her, she should still be making money.

    Jayz learnt about the business so did Puffy, Dr Dre, 50 Cent, Eminem, Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot ….get behind the scenes and invest wisely.

    I love Toni Braxton but disappointed it has come to this but because i love her so much,i won’t even judge her for whatever she decides from this.

  14. NE-YO*STAN January 5, 2011

    I would LOVE to see that spread. Take it off, Toni!

  15. Luuzz January 5, 2011

    Toni don’t do it you’d lose more fans. I hope that my friends won’t see this post ….

  16. Taylor swifts number 1 fan January 5, 2011

    Boobs please!

  17. james227 January 5, 2011

    @Thedimplepuppet

    People needs to realize that if the record label is putting money out for you they get all the money back and more so alot of these artist are not making any real money at all. An artist may go and buy a house and cars and have to sell them to make ends meet. Alot of these aritsts have to do about 3 or 4 other things just to break even. Like selling their naked bodies to magazine industry. So this don’t shock me not one bit.

  18. spunkypoop January 5, 2011

    I hope NOT! She is way too talented for this. She better get her ass out on TOUR overseas and make that Money, Honey! It’s really sad what these older DIVAS have to go through now and days since RADIO and MEDIA masses turned on them. What a PITY!! Besides isn’t a reality TV show kicking off in April. She’ll get her fame back and will be able to regain her Money! -hopefully.

  19. GREG January 5, 2011

    @Zeus, most of those artists that you named wrote their own music, thats why they are financially secure….did Toni write her music?

  20. Sugaranice January 5, 2011

    I don’t really think it would sell? She has exposed her body so much over the years on TV, and print what is the incentive to buy?

  21. StayFreshYaki January 5, 2011

    Alot of people have been on the playboy or playgirl cover without being nude. I know Tyrese was in playgirl but just did shirtless. So she can do it. Plus I think she has gone topless before.

  22. ~BeySoBreezy~ January 5, 2011

    Traci Summers
    January 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    HAS THIS BECOME THE LAST RESORT IN MUSIC NOW… IF YOU CANT SELL UR MUSIC.THEN SELL YOUR BODY…… COME ON SO MANY PPL HAV FOUGHT FOR US.SO WE WUDNT HAV TO PROVE OUR WORTH BY OUR BODY…. AND WE TAKIN 10 STEPS BACKWARDS..DOESNT ANYONE BELIEVE IN GOD ANYMORE
    ————————————————————————————————–
    THIS!!!

  23. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ January 5, 2011

    Poor Toni. Smh.

  24. Nichole January 5, 2011

    I remember when Mariah posed on Playboy, but she had already made a major comeback and there was nothing desperate about it.

    Toni needs a pay check, and if Playboy is a way for her to get one, then I say go for it.

  25. BREEZYTHEBEST January 5, 2011

    Broke B****

  26. Ricky January 5, 2011

    I’m truly baffled by Toni’s awful and immature sense of responsibility.

  27. f*ck going on? January 5, 2011

    RAGGEDY RIHANNA IN 10 YEARS!

    “ELLO, PLAYBOY I’M READY FOR MY CROTCH SHOTS”……OH NA NA

  28. TJ January 5, 2011

    ^ LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am IN TEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HILLARIOUS!!!!!!!
    I picture Rihanna, hosting Top Model in10 years tho. xP

    And as for Toni, I guess, why not? When was the last time we had a naturally beautiful black woman covering Playboy anyways?
    I’m sick off all these silicone filled blondes……

  29. TonisBoi January 5, 2011

    I’m not exactly pro going playboy, in general, but I say why not? I mean, it couldn’t be anything worse than the, Vibe, I think, cover she did back during the ‘Secrets’ era that sparked buzz and controversy….besides, dressing half naked is part of what makes Toni, well, Toni. lol #noshadeintended

  30. UGH UGH January 5, 2011

    @Traci Summers

    You are a lil Kim stan and you are preaching about one selling there body.
    B**** Please. Sit da f*** down.

  31. theecollegegirl January 5, 2011

    Toni definitely needs to do playboy, just keep the shoot luxe and glamorous. Then she needs to either be a judge on America’s X-Factor, or hit up BET and start her own American Idol type show looking for Soul/R&B singers. Then she needs to do a reality show showing her forging her Comeback ie: the making of a new album, being a reality show jusge, showing the playboy shoot. And finally she needs to take herself back to Vegas, and do a stage show. Thisi s how Toni can get back. Oh yeah: And stop spending funds that she doesn’t have; because bankruptcy (esp. 2wice filed) is not cute. BONUS IDEA: Toni needs to get back with her sisters and sing in the group again. Cuz honestly: what can they be doing that they can’t do that? 🙂

  32. CHECKMATE January 5, 2011

    Cindy Crawford did PlayBoy 3 times and last time at age 40. What’s the big deal and she wasnt strapped for cash – far from it. PlayBoy is pretty tasteful as far as nudie pics go. If she gets 1-2 mil for the spread why not?? She needs the cash. Wish I could make that.

  33. CHECKMATE January 5, 2011

    Toni said it was her health that got her into a bind this time. She got sick again and the way the Vegas contract read it made her responsible for the costs or something… so all the debt mounted when she wasnt working and voila – bankruptcy #2. Health care in the US sucks big time!!

  34. Peter W January 6, 2011

    Hell yes I’d like to see Toni in PB. As long as they’re paying her good money – at least half a million.

  35. Infamous Doll January 6, 2011

    Dont get me wrong she is beautiful and all but leave it to the youngins, her and Pam Anderson. Why cant, toni, mariah and pam just get older with grace, instead of fighting the fact that they are getting older. YO ARE NOT YOUNG ANYMORE, except it already. Geesh! SIDENOTE: If she goes bankrupt again after she done took her clothes off then I dont know wth to say. And quick question why is it that if Playboy do the spread then its classy but when anyone else get their hands on it, its considered trashy? For goodness sakes Playboy aint even selling like it used to thats why it going down the drain

  36. ANTHONY January 6, 2011

    i always said that if u dnt make money selling records u should do p*** or nude pics…who wouldnt want too see lucaris in a p*** trey songz in a p*** in would surely would make milliions of dollars

  37. carlitos January 6, 2011

    @ infamous doll : How do you know that Playboy isn’t doing too well? And, i’d definitely do something strange for a piece of change. You go TONIIIIIII! 🙂

  38. hmmmmmmm….ok then??? January 7, 2011

    LLLLLLMAOOOOOOO @ F?CK GOIN ON!!!! i died wit that one…toni is hella s*** but i would prefer that she doesnt tho, but if thats her means to a comeback i huess its cool for her to do

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