Braxton’s Grammy hit was ode to weed, not love
Oct. 27, 2012, 10:53 AM EST
Toni Braxton has confessed her 1996 Grammy Award-winning tune “You’re Making Me High” is all about the joys of marijuana use.
Fans and the singer’s family have always thought the song is a sexy and sensual ode to new love, but the singer herself admits it’s all about getting high.
In a new interview for an upcoming “VH1 Behind The Music expose,” she reveals, “A week before [writing the song with Babyface and Bryce Wilson], I was introduced to marijuana, and I got high for the first time and so I added that in the song.
“In the bridge, I’m singing, ‘I want to feel your heart and soul inside of me/Let’s make a deal you roll, I lick/And we can go flying into ecstasy’ — I was talking about [rolling and smoking a joint].”
No one dug deep into the lyrics and the song went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also won Braxton a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
CaseClosed: Why reveal the song was about getting high on weed 16 years later rather than when the song was released? I think Toni is seeking some publicity since her sister Tamar is hot right now. What happened to Braxton Family Values whichusually aired Thursday nights?I haven’t seen the show on WeTV since Tamar and Vince aired which is a hit.