Toni Braxton Clears Up ‘Engagement Ring’ Rumors, Talks Lifetime Movie Role & More

Toni Braxton is set to star in the new Lifetime movie, Faith Under Fire:  The Antoinette Tuff Story this Saturday, January 27th.  Additionally, her buzzing single, “Deadwood” is the lead track for the forthcoming album Sex & Cigarettes.

Toni Braxton joined host Saeed Jones of BuzzFeed News’ AM TO DM to talk about both projects and what it was like working on the movie and the upcoming new album.  Catch some of the highlights below:

On Faith Under Fire
“[It was] quite emotional and it’s a true story. When I think about this woman and what she was able to do…You know it was a purpose and it was her bravery, her courage and her faith in God that allowed her to talk this gunman out of this tragedy that could have happened.”


“When I received the script I read it and I loved it. I had been kind of following the story…I said I have to have it. I have to be a part of this.”

Toni Braxton on Sex and Cigarettes
“This is the first album where I predominantly produced the entire album. [Babyface] has been pushing me to be more independent and be more than just an artist…Production hasn’t been what I’ve done out loud and so he wants me to get out there and start producing other artists.”

“The new album is entitled Sex and Cigarettes, even though I don’t smoke cigarettes, but I smoke cigars…It’s smoky, sexy. A little of adult issues talking about what happens in the bedroom.”

Watch the full Toni Braxton interview

BuzzFeed News’ AM TO DM is a daily morning show on BuzzFeed News via and Periscope from 10-11am ETAM to DM (@AM2DM) reimagines the traditional morning show format for the way young people consume news today. Hosted by Saeed Jones and Isaac FitzgeraldAM to DM takes news and flips it on its head. Much like our Twitter timelines, AM to DM covers a wide range of news and social commentary.  You can find full episodes of the show at  The Toni Braxton interview aired on Thursday Jan. 25th.

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