Toni Braxton and family, including her sisters and mother, took on rumors and misconceptions during a special airing of VH1’s “Behind The Music” Monday. Among the many things discussed, including bankruptcy, record label woes, a tough interview with Oprah, and more, Toni and family felt really good about their reality show “Braxton Family Values.”
“I take my hat off to her for giving us this gift because it is a precious gift that she gave us,” said Traci Braxton. “She put us on this platform to make sure that we can follow our dreams, that we can have our own identity.”
According to Toni Braxton, there was always a feeling a guilt when it came to her sisters (prior to the show) because she chose to go solo at the urging of Laface Records. Today, she feels better because she fulfilled a promise to help her sisters.
“I always felt guilty. My mom would say “don’t forget about your sisters.” So, it made me feel like I could never be happy and that guilt I took with me for the rest of my life. I always felt like what I gave wasn’t enough. I often wondered if I had stayed, could I have changed the outcome,” Braxton said of life prior to the show. “It definitely makes me feel like okay, I am helping my family. But then I discovered they really didn’t need my help because they were so talented.”
In case you missed “Behind The Music,” you can watch some of the episode below. The full episode will re-air on VH1 Thursday, November 1 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 4 at 10 am.