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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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SevenCostanza    

Guess she has been using Lil Kim's plastic surgeon...

417 days ago
32.

kaitlin    

who cares? this isn't her first bankruptcy. this is what she does and how she lives. who cares?

417 days ago
33.

Milehigh    

Feel bad for her. Her sickness and leach sisters sucked her dry

417 days ago
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Jamey Hunter    

There has to be some punishment for bankruptcy. Seems every day there's another 'celebrity' declaring bankruptcy and walking away from their debts to start acquiring new debt. She lost her songs? BIG DEAL. Should have paid her bills.

417 days ago
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@XtinaDaGr8    

Toni could lose all her songs and all her money, but her most valuable asset will always be the woman in the mirror. I promise you.

417 days ago
36.

riridoll    

TMZ is so unprofessional Unbreak My Heart is a Diane Warren song, has nothing to do with Toni

417 days ago
37.

jj    

Never heard of Tony Brixton nor those silly sounding 27 songs.

417 days ago
38.

Diana     

This is her second bankruptcy. Yes second bankruptcy but she was also had problems settleling with the IRS. She never filed nor paid her income taxes for years. Big lifestyle ~No taxes. Sorry but I cannot feel any pity for her.

417 days ago
39.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Bad decisions. Shame on her.

417 days ago
40.

Mumra the Ever Living    

So she made millions of dollars and went belly up because no house, no car, no jewelry, was too expensive. She flew first class plus, ate first class plus, lived first class plus, even when the mega hits stopped coming.
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Now she files for bankruptcy to evade her total debt, so she can pay her creditors - basically people who actually work for a living, ten cents on the dollar.
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The judge says she could get the rights to 27 songs for $20,000 - chump change in the world she believes she's entitled to, and some guy outbid her.
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Well boo-hoo Toni. Welcome to the real world. Tell the truth, if I had known where the auction was I would have gone and outbid you too, because hey, it sounds like a good business deal, and I plan for the future.
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Now go back to your reality show. BTW, how come you didn't use your income from that? Oh that's right, you always travel first class.

417 days ago
41.

devon    

lets talk about the thousands she's spent on her facial surgery. no wonder she's bankrupt

417 days ago
42.

Internethug    

WTF is wrong with her nose EWW!

417 days ago
43.

Abe    

What's she bellyaching about? He OUTBID her. She could have bid higher. Sorry but Toni Braxton is one of the dumbest broads who ever lived.

417 days ago
44.

BaadBoy    

Damn Toni. Learn how to count your money!

417 days ago
45.

JiLL1    

I don't feel bad for her at all. So many celebrities spend money like it'll always be rolling in. Hope the cars & whatever crap she wasted her money on was worth it

417 days ago
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