NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - When the Liftetime movie about her life hits screens on Saturday, the world will hear for the first time what Grammy award winner Toni Braxton has to say about her legal battle with her ex-music label.
"I have been silent. No one knew this. The struggle was that for 10 years after 'Unbreak My Heart,' after I won the court case, there was a 10-year gag order," said Braxton. "My court case changed the rules for all artists after myself. I made it that you could not keep an artist down if they file for bankruptcy or have money issues."
Braxton has known her share of financial troubles including two bankruptcy filings.
All of that plus her battle with Lupus and the guilt she felt early in her career over leaving her sisters behind in Baltimore to head to Los Angeles and build her music career, will be presented in the film.
"I never dreamed that they would do a movie about me," said Braxton who is the executive producer.
She is played by another Baltimore native, Lex Scott-Davis.
"It was really hard to be objective to find someone to portray you. Out of like 1,00 girls she was chosen. She is wonderful. She stands like me, she plays piano like me, she performs like me," said Braxton.
Watch 'Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart' on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.