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Toni Braxton has a new hit reality series, Braxton Family Values (Tuesdays at 9/8c on We), but the R&B legend was initially reluctant to participate — until her sisters told her it would be a good venue for her to discuss her very public bankruptcies.

In the video below, Braxton gives us some insight on her financial woes and explained how her royalties for her 1996 album Secrets (containing the No. 1 hits "You're Makin' Me High" and "Un-Break My Heart") came out to be less than $2,000. That's crazy.

Toni Braxton brings her family to TV

And yes, we realize the irony in adding to the headlines regarding Braxton's financial struggle that she decries, but hey, at least she's getting to tell her own story now.