Singer Toni Braxton says her lesbian
crush would be funny lady Ellen DeGeneres.
“[E]very girl has her lesbian crush,”
Braxton told Michigan gay weekly Pride
Source. “My lesbian crush would be Ellen [DeGeneres]. I
love how she dances. I like her haircut. Love everything about
Braxton, 46, mentioned her lesbian
crush in the course of discussing her public campaign to play a
lesbian on Netflix's Orange is the New Black.
“So this would be a way for me to
channel my inner Ellen,” Braxton said of the role.
She added that playing a lesbian having
sex with another woman wouldn't “be a stretch for me.”
“Are you saying you've had a lesbian
experience?” she was asked.
“I've never had one in my life!
Ever! This would be my first lesbian experience if I did Orange
is the New Black, because I've never had one. There are a lot of
things I haven't experienced that I need to start experiencing. I
need to start living. Like Aunt Mame said, 'I need to live!' I would
like to say, 'I lived.'”
When asked whether she supports
marriage equality, Braxton answered: “Everyone should be able to
Braxton's latest studio album, Love,
Marriage & Divorce, arrives February 4.