Toni Braxton Tells All To VH1's Behind The Music

Toni Braxton's bankruptcy saga continues. Rumor has it the singer has been up to some funny business with her estranged husband — not to mention she still isn't over a "so frickin' mean" incident with Oprah Winfrey from 1998!

Toni BraxtonToni Braxton is a sensitive, broke soul. The "Un-break My Heart" singer has allegedly been shuffling money around in order to keep from having to pay back her bankruptcy debts, while gearing up for her own episode of VH1's Behind the Music.

TMZ reports Toni Braxton is accused of fraudulently transferring over $53,000 to her estranged husband, Keri Lewis. It is alleged the money move was made in order to avoid paying back creditors in her ongoing bankruptcy case.

Toni Braxton, who filed for bankruptcy in 2010, was believed to have $10 to $50 million worth of debts at the time. The money sent to Lewis was said to have been earmarked as payment, and now the bankruptcy trustee is suing to get it back.

A rep for the 45-year-old, however, states, "All of the payments made to Lewis prior to Toni’s bankruptcy filing were appropriate transfers for reasonable and necessary personal and business expenses in the ordinary course of her business."

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As if Toni Braxton's bankruptcy woes making headline news isn't embarrassing enough, the singer claims the one and only Oprah Winfrey added insult to injury long ago. In a taped interview set to air on VH1's Behind the Music Monday night, Braxton says, "She was so frickin’ mean to me, I was in shock."

Recalling her conversation with Oprah, which took place in 1998, Toni Braxton explained, "She said, 'I hear you have Gucci flatware; I’m Oprah Winfrey and I don’t have Gucci flatware…' You didn’t have Gucci flatware because you didn’t wanna buy it; it's not because you couldn't afford it."

Squeezing her thumb and forefinger together, Braxton added, "She made me feel this big."

Do you believe Toni Braxton's claim that Oprah was mean to her?

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Comments on "Toni Braxton bankrupt, butthurt by Oprah"

Laura December 08, 2012 | 2:08 PM

I remember this episode very well. I saw this episode in my home country and I was very shocked like Toni to see Oprah literally degrading Toni. I felt so bad for her. That was the very first time I remember thinking, even Oprah can be mean. If you follow Toni's story, you would want to give her a hug. Nevertheless, life goes on; I hope Toni has learned her lesson in general and I wish her nothing but good health and prosperity.

Jina November 11, 2012 | 4:43 PM

Her comments didn't make her bankrupt and she didnt finish saying all that was said. Its 20 years later. I would have hoped she would have spoken to Oprah about this instead of vhi.

katy November 04, 2012 | 1:44 PM

I love Toni because she is a strong black woman. Oprah is more for the white people's than she is for her own race.

ajisa November 02, 2012 | 6:26 AM

Yes, I think she was mean, Toni Braxton seems to be a very sweet and real person. Oprah should have done her research before trying to call her out on something she knew little of. I dont like Oprah she seems fake. Love ya Toni!

Queen Bee October 30, 2012 | 2:33 PM

That is NOT Tamar!

Alpha Dog October 30, 2012 | 11:34 AM

That's Toni, y'all...

Moosense October 29, 2012 | 10:50 PM

You may know entertainment but you don't know Toni.....that's Tamar, her. Youngest sister.

Tizzy October 29, 2012 | 4:55 PM

I believe that's a photo of Toni's sister - Tamar Braxton.

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