A lot of odd couples have been around in Hollywood but the oddest so far has to be R&B diva Toni Braxton dating Birdman.
Their love affair started a couple of months ago but on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at a concert in Atlanta, Toni Braxton invited Birdman to the stage. The event which was recorded sees the singer resting on the arm of the Cash Money Records boss. “Respect that man ya’ll” she tells the crowd before Baby walks off.
We’ve seen a lot of odd celebrity couples (Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko, Mary-Kate Olsen & Olivier Sarkozy, 50 Cent & Chelsea Handler, etc) in Hollywood but Birdman and Toni Braxton is the most odd so far.
Toni Braxton, 48, is an African-American R&B/soul diva who was a superstar during her prime in the 90’s. Today she is regarded as one of the few female singers who still has that vintage R&B sound. To say Toni Braxton is respected in the music industry is an understatement. She is a goddess.
The award winning veteran got married in 2001, was separated in 2009 and divorced in 2013. She has two kids. With all of her beauty and talent it came as a surprise (more like a shock) that she was dating Birdman.
For those who don’t know Birdman is the CEO of Cash Money Records which is home to artistes such as Lil’ Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj. For over a decade Birdman is regarded as a flashy, iconic mogul who regularly appears in front of the camera promoting his own rap career.
Birdman is synonymous with gangsterism, excessive lifestyle, bad tattoos, sometimes violence, not paying his artistes their royalties and greed. In the Hip Hop mogul social ladder he isn’t universally admired and respected like his more popular peers Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs and Sean ‘Jay Z’ Carter.
You can get the picture now- a classy, beautiful diva hooks up with an unrefined man such as Baby. Yes there is the element of good girls who like bad boys (a perfect example is Birdman’s estranged-adopted- son Lil Wayne who once dated Christina Milian) but divas should know better and have more experience in picking more suitable partners.
Looking at their picture at the BET Award they looked odd and strange. Toni Braxton and Birdman isn’t your idea of a celebrity couple. Their relationship can be described as beauty and the beast and not in a fairy tale way, seeing them together just feels wrong.
We have seen bizarre relationships like this in Hollywood and the funny thing is that most of them last long. Maybe we are about to witness a long term relationship from this unlikely pair.