Singer, actress, and reality star Toni Braxton is officially retiring from music.
The Grammy winner and mother of two told theGrio‘s entertainment editor Chris Witherspoon that she no longer wants to record new music, and that she is hoping to focus on her acting career instead.
“For what I do I have to love it. I have to feel that excitement and it’s gone,” she said. “I’m just not going to do any albums anymore; maybe touring occasionally here and there because I love performing, but not as much as I did in the past. But no new projects.”
Braxton also confirmed news of her retirement on Wendy Friday.
“I’m singing in this movie, but that’s about it,” she said. When Wendy asked how she would pay her bills, Braxton said, “I’ll have to do shows here and there, but I’m not going to do any albums.”
Now that Braxton will no longer be recording music, she is looking forward to acting more and revealed her dream role.
“I would like to play a lesbian,” Braxton said. “I don’t know why. And do a whole make-out scene and the whole thing: just something completely different than people would expect from me. Not a lipstick lesbian, either.”
Braxton is starring in the upcoming Lifetime movie, Twist of Faith. The film is about a single mother who is the lead singer in a gospel choir and falls in love with a man who is an Orthodox Jew. Braxton’s 9-year-old autistic son, Diesel, will be making his acting debut in the film.
The last time Braxton was on-screen (not counting her reality show, Braxton Family Values) was in the 2002 film Kingdom Come, which starred LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Vivica A. Fox, and Loretta Devine.
You can watch Toni Braxton‘s interview with Wendy Williams below.
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