“One of the reasons why I became the success I am today is because of Babyface,” Braxton said.
She talked about her battle with depression, adding: “I’m tired of fighting. I was feeling sorry for myself. I was depressed over where my career was going. I was also down with my health. I found out that I developed blood clots and I couldn’t get a grip on this lupus. I didn’t know what was going on with me. I was just in a very uncomfortable place in my life and where I wouldn’t wish my worst enemy to be. I was not suicidal, but it was a close relative.”
“I’ve got my kids to live for,” she said. “But I was in a hopeless stage in my life. It’s like when you’re going through things and you think you’re the only one. [Industry friends such as Michael McDonald, Fantasia and Missy Elliott] told me, ‘We’ve all felt that, and we’ve been there but it’s not time.’ It helped me a bit. But Babyface was the most influential of all those people in getting me back to it.”