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Toni Braxton Refused To Tell Debt Collectors She Had Lupus

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Sad. We can understand being prideful, but not when it puts you in this much trouble.

Just a few months ago,Toni Braxton was in the red for millions upon millions of dollars and debt collectors were hammering down on her door, attempting to get some answers and their money. Her problems began when she cancelled a series of Las Vegas shows she was slated to perform without really giving a reason. However, yesterday on The Wendy Williams Show, Toni revealed that her battle with lupus kept her from doing the shows and her pride kept her from sharing that information with the creditors. She explained to Wendy:

"When you file bankruptcy the bank can take everything… Before I filed… I tried to work out a deal with everyone. No one wanted to work out a deal. They said, 'It was 2008 when the market crashed, or whatever.' They were like, 'Oh, she can work.' But I didn't want to tell people I had lupus…What happened was, the first one was a business bankruptcy. But, because I secured everything personally, I had to file. People don't understand the bankruptcy is for protection."

Such a tough situation to be in, but one, according to Toni, that has finally started to resolve itself. According to Toni, at present, she owes $500K to the banks, which is certainly more manageable than the $50 million she was rumored to owe.

But for right now, sweetie, we think it is more important that you continue to take care of yourself. The money stuff will be sorted out when you are feeling better. Just remember that your health is the most important thing!

Chin up!

[Image via WENN.]

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25 comments to “Toni Braxton Refused To Tell Debt Collectors She Had Lupus”

  1. 1

    Now you think you are Suze Orman, fatback? Don't go around giving financial advice or commentary

  2. 2

    mario says the following in fitperez -

    "reason for this show of sportsmanship and humanity is a reaction to the death of Bryan Stow, a Giants fan, who was severely beaten by two men wearing Dodgers gear not long ago."
    funny, nobody else reported he died. matter fact, a report from 10 hours ago says he's still in a medically induced coma………
    just sayin……..

  3. 3

    Lupus didn't stop her big spending sprees. It's about living within one's means. She didn't do it and now there are consequences. Even celebrities have to pay their bills - just like the rest of us.

  4. 4

    Why would they care if she had lupus. Moral of the story, pay your fucking bills.

  5. 5

    What bull shiz. Did lupus make her squander millions of OTHER PEOPLES money. Not just recently, but all her adult life. What a waste of talent. That one album she did that won all the awards was so fine. Screwy bitch.

  6. 6

    She seems to get around pretty good for someone who claims she can't work. Not feeling too bad for her. She'll make a bundle on the reality show circuit.

  7. Blunt says – reply to this


    ugh i hate her lol black women age so well, her body is to die for at 43

  8. 8


  9. 9

    I am sure families have medical issues that became life threatening because Miss Gotta Have It screwed them over finanacially.

  10. 10

    HELLO! THis is bankruptcy #2. First time "touring expenses". Guess who's left holding the 50Mil bag? WE ARE. Congress passed legislation to make it more difficult for the MIDDLE class (not rich people who can lobby) to fully discharge debt via bankruptcy. The prime reason for listed for bankruptcy is unpaid medical bills not 20K American express or Tiffiany charges while struggling on 43K /month! Maybe 50Mil in medical bills? WAKE UP AMERICA.
    Anyone wanna take a Braxton bankruptcy wager for 2018?

  11. 11

    Chin up Sweety??? This irresponsible idiot has had to claim bankruptcy once already and now a second time? She's a LOSER who hasn't had a hit album since that one she had when I was a kid. Go away Toni.

  12. 12

    so sad, I can fully understand her struggles with an auto immune disease, it is terrible and exhausting.

  13. 13

    You have to be a bad bitch to wear a dress like that. That white is BEAUTIFUL.

  14. 14

    Re: Sumgerl – I have to agree. Her illness is sad BUT creditors just want their money. They don't give fuck all of a shit why you can't pay your bills. If they did, all of the families who've gone bankrupt due to medical bills in this economy would be given more leniency for their situation. They aren't, though, and are foreclosed on all the time.

  15. 15

    Slow NEWS day!

  16. 1finn says – reply to this


    Wow, what would have been your reaction if you had not advertised this show on your site for the last 2 days. What a sell-out!

  17. 17

    I believe what Toni did in Vegas is called insurance fraud. She used the shows she was supposed to do to try and pay off her previous debt. She has been physically ill for years. You shouldn't sign a contract for millions of dollars that will run for years if you don't know if you can get out of bed the next morning. I'm sure the hotel would have NEVER signed her in the first place.

  18. 18

    "prideful"? the word is proud you retard. stop butchering the english language.

  19. 19

    What does lupus have to do with anything? If I was in debt and creditors started calling me up, they wouldn't give one good damn that I have lupus (which I do). Yes, it is really hard to do things. There are days when I can barely pick my daughter up. But I don't spend money that I don't have. Also, I'm sure her lupus is *really* flaring up all the time. So much, in fact, that she's able to stay in such good shape? I call bullshit. The meds you end up having to take make lots of people gain weight, and it's a struggle to stay in shape.

  20. 20

    America the beautiful…

  21. 21

    I used to like her as a singer, but now that she has sold herself to a reality tv show, I have lost all respect for her. Just another famewhore.

  22. 22

    Lit sparklers on that dress and a very large hat with Perez Hilton dolls hanging from it would look divine with that outfit

  23. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: amycakes86 – Prideful is an accepted and legitimate word.

  24. emv77 says – reply to this


    Why is it celebrities think they don't have to pay taxes?!! I heard on the radio yesterday that Ozzy Osburne owes taxes too. They make millions and millions and don't pay anything?! WTF!

  25. 25

    I feel so bad for her having to battle with Lupus, I know a few people battle with it. It is no JOKE!!!!!!!!!!! I feel for you Toni