Now, 23 years after their fateful meeting, Babyface, 54, admits he was never really in love with Tracey, 46.
“The reality is that there was a connection that wasn’t really there,” Babyface said during a sit-down interview with Oprah.
We felt responsible…the reality is that there was a connection that wasn’t really there.
But Tracey soon put the gossip to rest when she achieved success as an award-winning film producer.
Babyface is in a relationship (his girlfriend was featured on Oprah’s ‘‘, and opened up about their romantic chemistry (they’ve worked together for more than 20 years), along with the real reason why those chose to do an album together, Toni’s relationship with her sisters, bankruptcy and more.[Babyface] She needed something to sing about.
She was ready to quit, she was tired of the business of music and I had to kinda figure out away to get her to come and sing so she would enjoy singing again.
When he called me and said he didn’t want to meet my children until he sat down with me, so he wanted to know me before he met my children, I was in.
In the 1980s Reid branched off and partnered with fellow Deele band member, keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds to form the production duo L. Reid had pitch a catchy, funky R&B/pop song entitled "Girlfriend" to Vanessa Williams, who was also about to make her music debut after the terrible Miss America scandal had destroyed her life at the hands of an unscrupulous, money hungry photographer, who sold private, compromising nude photos taken of her years prior in university. Pebbles gave them ,000 for the song and two of her cars (a Mercedes and a Jaguar) in exchange for the tune. Williams was understandably upset, but she too later went on to great chart success on her sophomore album with the smash "Save The Best For Last." Pebbles, L. When she married Reid not long after and they moved to Atlanta to start the La Face records label, with a deal from Clive Davis' Arista, Pebbles was an instrumental part of the companies success, but for years L. Pebbles discovered the singer/songwriter, Tony Rich, who had a massive hit with the song "Nobody Knows It But Me." Pebbles styled Toni Braxton and helped to edit her music videos. However he kept taking credit for what she and others did. In the book Reid takes credit for placing the song "Unbreak My Heart" with La Face recording artist, Toni Braxton, but since the 1990s, Clive Davis was credited with finding the song and sending it to La Face for her, stating her album lacked a big hit.