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June 03, 2020

Toni Braxton Shares She Will Always Be #BlackMomWorried about Her Teen Sons

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Toni Braxton posed with her sons as she penned an emotional message about her fears for their future following the death of George Floyd to police brutality.

George Floyd's death at the hands of a police officer has sent shockwaves across the country. The rising number of black men dying as a result of police brutality has unearthed a lot of fear in many mothers for their sons.

Grammy Award-winning singer Toni Braxton, can relate the concerns of women raising young black men in the current climate. In an emotional message, she expressed her anxieties for her sons, Denim and Diezel.

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Along with a picture of herself posing with her two sons, Toni revealed that Denim had just graduated from high school and was off onto the next chapter of his life with Diezel, she wrote:

"Ready to discover their way in life and there's nothing I can do to protect them from the hate because of their beautiful black skin."

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In her emotional post, she revealed that the path her sons will take in the future as they venture out on their own had left her feeling like a "Black Mom Worried," she concluded:

"No matter where they go in this world, I will always be their BMW."

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"Me too, BMW," said one mother as she added a crying face emoji at the end. Another fan sent her some words of encouragement and added, "you're an amazing mom Toni. Praying for better days coming soon!"

"You're an incredible mommy and superstar. WE love you; your boys are Blessed. You're an Icon," assured one fan. Fellow singer and mother too, Deborah Cox, showed her support for "Black Mom Worried."

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Toni has spent years preparing her sons for the "real world." During an interview with 

Queen Latifah

 in 2014, she revealed that she made them pay monthly rent to live in her house.

The R&B star explained at the time that her teenagers were getting $10 and $12 a week, and she would deduct almost $3 for rent, cable, gas, and electricity. She said it was a lesson to prepare them to live on their own and pay bills.

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When it comes to her son Diezel, Toni has a lot to celebrate. It is reported, after being diagnosed with autism at a young age, she revealed in 2016 that he was no longer on the autism spectrum.

The proud mother explained to Access Hollywood that early diagnosis and getting him involved in special programs helped the family understand his diagnosis and create an environment that helped improve his condition.

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