*Toni Braxton is next up on VH1’s “Behind the Music” special.
While a world of fans are awaiting its premiere, a few details were thrown out there, including one where the singer says Oprah was mean to her.
In a preview clip of the show, Toni says, “She was so frickin’ mean to me, I was in shock. 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.”
It’s kind of funny, you have to admit.
“She made me feel this big,” Braxton added, squeezing her thumb and forefinger together.
Besides her interaction with the former queen of daytime, Toni gets vulnerable about her financial troubles and health issues tonight, Mon., Oct 29 at 10/9c.
Check out the show’s promo:
*Brandy opens up about the single darkest episode in her life on tonight’s episode of “Behind the Music,” airing April 25, 9 p.m. EST.
“I would hear what people would say, and still to this day they know that that’s a button,” Brandy says through tears. “They know that they can call me a murderer or call me someone that killed someone. They know that is a button for me. A murderer is someone who premeditates it. I didn’t wake up that day to be involved in a fatal car crash. I didn’t plan for that. And if I could take it back, I would.”
In December 2006, the singer was involved in a fatal car accident in California resulting in the death of Awatif Aboudihaj. The Los Angeles city attorney’s office ultimately concluded that there was “insufficient evidence” to convict Brandy of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter after a series of investigations and being hit with a $50 million lawsuit.
Brandy expands on dealing with the aftermath of the tragedy on “Behind the Music” I just wanted people to know that this wasn’t news. It’s not something that should be talked about like it’s gossip. You don’t like me? Fine. But don’t use this situation to try to hurt me, because the guilt of being involved is enough. It’s something that I’ll never truly, truly get over. Ever,” she explains.
*Hey Mary J. Blige fans! Miss Mary is set to be featured on tonight (Sunday, 07-24-11) on VH1′s “Behind the Music.”
She’ll be discussing her bout with alcoholism, her rise to fame and her struggle to find a loving, healthy romantic relationship.
“When I stopped drinking, it was will power. It was prayer. It was hard,” Mary says about becoming sober.
*Vh1’s “Behind the Music” kicks off its new 8-episode season tonight with a spotlight on Missy Elliott, who made headlines recently after revealing about her battle with Graves disease, which she discusses in detail on the show.
The episode will also include an in-depth look at Elliott’s rise to stardom, her battle with weight and being sexually molested as a child.
Celebrating its 14th anniversary this year, the series will also feature Ice Cube, Miranda Lambert, Mary J. Blige, Enrique Iglesias, Adam Lambert and Ricky Martin.
Watch three sneak peeks from tonight’s episode below.
*After announcing to People magazine her 2008 diagnosis of Graves’ Disease this week, Missy Elliott will discuss her condition in further detail – as well as her weight issues, and being sexually molested as a child – on a new episode of VH1’s “Behind the Music,” premiering next week.
As previously reported, Missy told People that the symptoms of Graves’– including mood swings and weight loss — affected her quickly and unexpectedly.
“I was [driving and] trying to put my foot on the brake, but my leg was jumping. I couldn’t keep the brake down and almost crashed,” Elliott said. “I couldn’t write because my nervous system was so bad — I couldn’t even use a pen.”
Elliott has been going through radiation and exercising, which fortunately has improved her condition. “I’m 30 pounds lighter because I’ve been exercising.” Elliott continues. “My thyroid is functioning, so I haven’t had to take medication in about nine months. [But] you live with it for the rest of your life.”
As Missy continues as a champ, fighting through her autoimmune disease, which unfortunately has no cure as of yet, she’s working on new music with long time friend and collaborator, Timbaland.
Elliott’s “Behind the Music” will air on Wednesday, June 29 at 10 p.m.
*It’s been over five years since the death of Nelly’s sister, who died from leukemia. Now the rapper has finally opened up about how her death affected him.
In the newest and upcoming episode of VH1’s “Behind the Music” he shares a deeper more intimate side of himself and reflects on the last conversation he had with his sister, Jacqueline Donahue.
He says at the time of her death, he was on the road and unaware of the severity of her illness.
Check out a clip from the show: