90s music superstar, 56, is utterly ageless in braless look on red carpet
Posted by  badge Boss on May 31
R&B chart-topping legend Toni Braxton walked the red carpet on Thursday night in Los Angeles (Picture: Reuters)

90s R&B icon was looking absolutely stunning on the red carpet at the premiere for in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

The singer, 56, is one of the best-selling female artists in history, having shifted over 70million records worldwide, and enjoyed a string of hits in the 1990s and early 2000s.

This included her classic 1996 ballad Un-Break My Heart, which reached number two in the UK charts, spending 12 weeks overall in the top 10, and the top in the US.

Toni dazzled on the red carpet for Bad Boys: Ride or Die, starring and Martin Lawrence, looking like she had barely aged a day.

Dressed in a chic beige suit, Toni went without a bra and kept her jacket fully open, flashing her bare midriff and showing off the statement chain necklaces she was wearing.

She accessorized with a gold clutch bag and platform heels and wore her hair loose and straight in a centre parting, opting for subtle but glittery eye make-up.

Toni, 56, looked stunning in a chic trouser suit (Picture: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
The singer posed for pictures (Picture: Getty)
She kept her make-up natural with a hint of glitter (Picture: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

The Maryland-born star first started performing with her sisters in a musical group known as The Braxtons in the 1980s, before releasing her self-titled debut album in 1993.

She has won multiple awards over the years, including seven Grammys, nine Billboard Music Awards and seven American Music Awards.

Other big songs for Toni included Another Sad Love Song, Breathe Again, You’re Makin Me High and He Wasn’t Man Enough.

Toni first hit the big time in the 90s thanks to songs including Un-Break My Heart, Breathe Again and Another Sad Love Song (Picture: Rex/Shutterstock)
She looks barely any different, 24 years after this photograph was taken (Picture: S Roberts/Everett/Rex/Shutterstock)

Her most recent – tenth – studio album was 2020’s Spell My Name and she has also after reality show stints and starring in and executive producing Braxton Family Values on We TV from 2011 until 2020.

Toni has also after revealing she had been diagnosed with Lupus in 2010.

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The chronic health condition, which causes joint pain, skin rashes and tiredness, can also lead to inflammation of organs in the body, which in severe cases can cause damage to the heart, lungs, brain or kidneys, which can be life-threatening.

She had previously been hospitalised for surgery as well as in December 2012 for ‘minor health issues’ related to lupus.

In April, Toni revealed that her managers told to hide her diagnosis for fear of it negatively impacting on her career.

Toni, who also suffers with lupus, attended the red carpet with her sons Denim, 22, and Diezel, 21 (Picture: Lisa O’Connor/AFF-USA/Shutterstock)

What is lupus?

According to the NHS, lupus is a long-term condition that causes joint pain, skin rashes and tiredness. There’s no cure, but symptoms can improve if treatment starts early.

Lupus is not always easy to diagnose because it can be similar to other conditions, with symptoms including inflammation of different parts of the body including the lungs, heart, liver, joints and kidneys.

The condition can range from mild to severe and often flares up with symptoms becoming worse for a few weeks and sometimes longer. Symptoms then settle down, but the reason why symptoms flare up or settle down is not known.

Lupus is generally treated using anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen, hydroxychloroquine for fatigue and skin and joint problems and steroid tablets, injections and creams for kidney inflammation and rashes.

‘People get scared around sick celebrities. Nobody gets insured, and I couldn’t get insured,’ she said during an appearance on the .

‘You would not get work,’ Braxon added. ‘I didn’t get work at first. No one wanted to put me on the stage. “Well, suppose she collapses on stage? And insurance? How are we going to do that?”’

In 2022, Toni lost her . She was previously a member of The Braxtons and also starred with her sisters on Braxton Family Values.