[W]hen you hear that rich contralto you know exactly who it is. Like the finest whiskey or a Cuban cigar, Toni Braxton’s voice only gets better with age. Able to channel sadness into something beautiful, Toni’s music has been synonymous with seduction ever since she first stepped on to the scene back in 1993.
Now, twenty five years after her debut and seven Grammys later, Ms. Braxton is back with her sexiest album yet. A call to arms for the broken hearted, Sex & Cigarettes is full of sultry choruses, ultimatums and late night reconciliations. From the feisty F. O. H. (that’s get the f**k outta here to you) to two-step stunner Long As I Live, this is a woman in control. You might have broken her heart, but she’s moving onwards and upwards.
Returning to her classic R&B roots, the album sees Toni reunite with legendary producer Babyface whilst stepping behind the boards herself. On a glamorous chaise longue in the Rosewood Hotel, we caught up with the iconic singer to talk fashion, friendships with Prince and yes – that engagement.