Toni Braxton Tours in Europe to Survive Atlanta

The "Un-Break My Heart" diva says her financial woes are overexaggerated, but reality shows aren't a big enough check.

Posted: 04/20/2011 06:51 PM EDT
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Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton may be enjoying a lot of success with her new reality show, Braxton Family Values, but she still has to go back to her roots to make ends meet.

Braxton’s financial troubles have been widely publicized—most recently she filed for bankruptcy last year amid reports she owed $10 to $50 million in unpaid debts following the cancellation of her Las Vegas shows due to health problems. Toni has since come out to say that her financial debt is not as bad as it seems. Indeed, she claims her personal tax debt with the U.S. is $500,000.

Still, in order to survive financially, she says she has to take on European tour dates.

Speaking with Sister 2 Sister magazine, Braxton said: "I still live in a house in Atlanta. And I do one-off dates in Europe—because I'm much bigger in Europe than I am here in the States.”

Braxton added that she can live off checks earned from those dates for months on end, noting, "I do little spot dates here and there and get paid really good, so I am surviving. The reality show is not how I am really getting paid. Who said reality shows make you rich? That's a misconception."

(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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