Iconic singer Toni Braxton pull out of a Mothers Day Trinidad concert over the weekend due to death threats.
According to reports, the decision came after promoters became embroiled in a bitter feud in Trinidad.
The Mother’s Day concert themed “Unconditional Love”, featuring the “Un-Break My Heart” singer and fellow R&B star James Ingram, was cancelled yesterday after Braxton pulled out of the show because of death threats.
Braxton, 43, who was diagnosed with lupus (an immune system disease) a few years ago and has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States twice in her career, recently started scheduling performances outside the US to raise money.
Sources close to the show, which was scheduled to take place at the Grand Stand Concourse, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, on Saturday, said yesterday that local promoters, including Tropix Entertainment, stood to lose about US$290,000 because of problems with a booking agent who was hired to bring Braxton and Ingram to Trinidad.
“When this was done, the talk of death threats surfaced and it spread all over the internet, and Braxton preferred to be on the side of caution,” the source said.
Braxton is forfeiting her cheque for the concert.
The source said: “It does not make sense for a promoter to put out so much money and then turn around and issue any death threat.”
Braxton who confirmed the she will not be attending the show last week, said “I have kids. I don’t play that!”