Toni Braxton stopped by The Jennifer Hudson Show for Wednesday’s episode (Nov. 23) and shared fun facts about Thanksgiving with the Braxton family and her professional life. The Grammy Award-winning artist explained how her large family would have virtual and in-person celebrations this fall holiday season.
“We’ve already started cooking,” the “Un-Break My Heart” singer began. “The Braxton family starts two weeks out.”
The Grammy-winning singer recalled an interaction she had with Lil Kim in an interview with Jennifer Hudson. Lil Kim asked Toni Braxton to sing at the rapper’s wedding if the Junor M.A.F.I.A. member ever ties the knot, but the R&B veteran thought it was a bad idea.
“She came up to me one day, she says, ‘Toni, girl, I love you,’” she said. “When I get married, I want you to sing at my wedding.’ And I said, Kimmy, you don’t want me to sing. I don’t have any happy love songs.”
Lil Kim specifically requested the single “You Mean the World to Me.” Toni Braxton felt the track wasn’t appropriate for a wedding.
“I’m like, ‘Kimmy, that’s not a good song,’” she explained, citing some of the lyrics.
But Lil Kim didn’t care. She allegedly responded, “Girl, can’t nobody understand what you say, just sing the song.”
Elsewhere on the daytime talk show, she names her first celebrity crush and which actor she wants to do a love scene with during a “Girlfriends Moment.”
“This is a true story guys,” responds Braxton to the EGOT status host when prompted. “I’m a little ashamed but I’m going to be proud because it was my moment. Jimmie Walker from Good Times.”