Are Toni Braxton and Birdman Respeking Each Other, a.k.a. Hooking up?

One site seems to think so.

Toni Braxton and Birdman may have engaged in a “low key backstage hookup” this past weekend, according to TMZ, who claims to have the photo to prove it.

Braxton, who performed in Brooklyn with Andra Day on Sunday night, apparently posed for a photo with Birdman. The photo was uploaded to Instagram, but appears to have since been deleted from the account that posted it. The photo is the major piece of incriminating evidence TMZ, who included it in its article, is using to say the two are dating—that and “sources.” From TMZ:

“The cat started crawling out of the bag when Birdman showed up Sunday for Toni’s Grammy Park performance in Brooklyn. We’re told backstage was sealed off so very few people could see them together, but this pic of the rendezvous got out.

Sources tell TMZ … Birdman left with his entourage to go clubbing. It’s unclear if he and Toni had a “run-in” later, but we’re told they’ve been close for years … and have hooked up in the past.”

We can’t be sure any of this is true and the fact that the photo isn’t even on the cited Instagram account anymore makes it that much more suspect. But TMZ seems to think the cat is out of the bag anyway and that Braxton and Birdman are respeking each other every which way!

The two collaborated on “Baby You Can Do It” back in ’02, so maybe they were just reuniting for old time’s sake? If anything, the news only gives way to bad puns.

One thing’s for sure: TMZ better not be disrespeking either of these two.

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