After a failed marriage, raising a special needs child and fighting a debilitating disease, Toni Braxton is ready to cut loose.
“I’m trying to get comfortable with my inner slut! The inner slut does not just date one person, does she?” Toni jokingly asked The Huffington Post.
“I have to find out if it’s in me!”
Toni, who separated from her husband in 2009, said her dating rules may have changed up a bit and she might not play so hard-to-get these days.
“I was married for all those years. Now I’m getting out there and dating and figuring out sex. Everyone says you have to wait this long, and some people say you can do it whenever you want. I’m trying to get comfortable with that part. When you’re comfortable, you can [have sex] whenever; there are no rules. There are no five dinners anymore. It may be one dinner,” she said.
While Toni mentioned Madonna as a veteran artist who was comfortable with her sexual side, she named Rihanna as a younger singer who’s also liberated.
“My favorite of all the girls is Rihanna. I love her. She’s not afraid of her sexuality. I think in our generation—and not that I’m a million years older than her or anything—but we could only take sexuality to a point. The brave one was Madonna. She did it. She got beat up a lot for it, but she didn’t care. She broke down the original barriers.”
Fear of failure might have kept Toni from being more open in the past, but the singer said she’s not worried about that any more.
“Overall, I’m pretty confident in myself, and I’m not afraid to make mistakes like I was before. If people are going to say something bad about me, who cares? We’re all going to be dead someday,” she said.
Unfortunately for fans, they may not get the chance to see the more liberated Toni on “Braxton Family Values.” Although she won’t be leaving the hit reality series, she won’t be as big a part of it as she has been.
“Well, I’m going to cut back. I’m going to still be on the show, but I’m not going to be as involved as I was in the past,” she said.
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