The two have both experienced their own set of struggles with love, having both gone through a divorce from their spouses. Braxton said that experience played a role in the creation of her duet with Babyface.
"For me it is," Braxton replied when asked if the song was based on her personal experiences. "I've been hurt and I've hurt someone in my relationship. ... [Have] you ever been in a relationship and you go through therapy and you find out that you've hurt each other? We're kind of at that stage [in] the song."
Braxton revoked her plans to retire her singing career, which she announced in February, to join forces with Babyface, her longtime collaborator, for their forthcoming duet album Love, Marriage & Divorce.
The 49-year-old singer began signing two decades ago with her self-titled debut album in 1993. Although she exercised a bit more modesty, Braxton put her fit body on full display in the earlier stages of her career, not unlike recent pop stars such as Rihanna and Miley Cyrus.
"That's what you do when you're 20. You have to do it before it all falls and hangs and you have to buy some things to make you look younger," she said of Cyrus.
Braxton also gave her blunt opinion on Cyrus' controversial performance at the VMAs.
"I thought she was great. I don't know why they beat her up like that; I didn't get it. What's she supposed to do at 20? Be covered up and do the Charleston?" she said, then giving her review of Cyrus' provocative "Wrecking Ball" video. "... I thought she was great. Cute body, cute girl, talented."