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Toni Braxton

I Lost My Songs

By Going Belly Up

7/28/2013 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Toni Braxton
may still have a song in her heart after filing for bankruptcy, but she just lost more than 2 dozen tunes that made her famous -- because some dude bought them right out from under her ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Braxton struck a deal in her bankruptcy case, in which she settled with her various debtors.  Part of the deal -- Toni could buy back 27 songs from her music catalog for $20K -- with one BIG string attached ... she could be outbid.

Enter a guy named Ross M. Klein, who doubled Toni's price and nabbed the tunes.

Among the 27 are a few hits, including "You're Making Me High," "How Many Ways," and "Always."

Perhaps her biggest hit ... "Un-Break My Heart" is not among the 27 -- but probably only because Dianne Warren wrote it ... not Toni.

Sometimes, it's hard to carry a tune in bankruptcy.

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anon.    

Another celebrity not knowing how to manage their money properly.

349 days ago
2.

Dead account Delete at will    

get back to work!

349 days ago
3.

D-INCARNATION    

She looks like JWoww and Snookie breed.....

349 days ago
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fonzie    

Isn't this the 2nd time she's had these money troubles? Didn't I see her on Oprah 10 years ago saying she would only use Gucci silverware? Lady, you've got an autistic son. He should be your first priority. Stay out of the stores.

349 days ago
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HumanNature    

STUPID AS STUPID DOES

349 days ago
6.

Buck Boy    

I love that TMZ attempts to make Toni the VICTIM in this story. Their journalist must study at
The Sarah Palin University of Victimization.

349 days ago
7.

HumanNature    

I HAVE NO RESPECT FOR ANYONE THAT DO NOT KNOW HOW TO MANAGE THEIR $$$$$$$$$$!!!!!


LEARN HOW TO LIVE WITHIN YOU MEANS!!!!!

349 days ago
8.

billybob    

she's approx. with $50 million in debts! Who does tha bitch think she is? A Jackson or what??

349 days ago
9.

Julies    

Despite filing bankruptcy twice, she still finds a way to afford a "lifestyle" more comfortable than many of the taxpayers that ultimately pay for it. She is living well off our dime.

349 days ago
10.

Toilethead    

I don't understand why these people give up the rights to their work in the first place.

349 days ago
11.

6one9    

Another rich idiot `` gone BAD!!
Suck it up sister!!

349 days ago
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Zambonie    

can't feel sorry for her
this is what, the 2nd time she's gone thru bankruptcy?

She lives and acts like royalty

and iirc she wasn't just a little bit bankrupt, but millions and millions in debt

So her actions result in probably mostly poorer people being affected
She may owe wealthy companies but they employ non-wealthy, who may be laid off due to her debts to companies that will collect only a fraction owed to them


WTG Toni The Entitled

349 days ago
13.

JennA    

The woman owes everybody from Amex, to the pest control guy, to the Federal government. Sorry, but buying her song catalog should not have even been an option in the first place. Most people who file for bankruptcy have to sell off their assets to pay their debts. She should be no exception, especially considering this is bankruptcy #2.

349 days ago
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ThatGirl    

Umm...we DO know the fate of Un-Break My Heart. Un-Break My Heart was not included because Toni did not write it. Diane Warren did. The songs whose rights were included were the ones she co-wrote and thereby had publishing rights and royalties connected to them.

349 days ago
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Zambonie    

oh yeah and


Like Wiener

This is what a person without shame looks like

349 days ago
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