If Toni Braxton is dating Birdman, it is perfectly fine with her mother. Evelyn Braxton recently appeared on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show to promote the WE TV program Braxton Family Values. During the interview, Braxton was asked about the rumors that her daughter is dating Cash Money Records CEO Birdman. The matriarch of the Braxton family said that she approves of the relationship.

"I think he is a nice man," Braxton said. "I don’t care what others say about him. He is a nice man. He is full of respect."

Evelyn Braxton explained that she and Toni had known Birdman for many years. She even added some extra approval of her daughter's alleged relationship by stating that she hoped the two are dating.

"I met him years ago. Toni been knowing him... 15 years ago something like that," Braxton said. "Ever since I’ve been knowing that man, he’s been phenomenal. So let me say, I hope so."

The rumors of Birdman and Toni Braxton's possible relationship began in May when the two were seen together at Braxton's show in Brooklyn. TMZ reported that the couple hooked up in the past and were trying to keep things quiet. Someone in attendance at the event also claimed that they saw Birdman come to the show with a bouquet of flowers.

Birdman and Toni Braxton added fuel to the rumor mill's flames earlier this month when Braxton brought out the New Orleans native during a show in Atlanta. Birdman was not advertised as a guest yet the R&B singer summoned him to the stage before the end of the night.

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