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"Just Be a Man About it"
Single by Toni Braxton
from the album The Heat
Released November 21, 2000 (U.S.)
February 6, 2001 (Canada)
Format DVD single
Recorded 2000
Genre R&B
Length 4:49
Label LaFace/Arista
Writer(s) Toni Braxton, Johnt√° Austin, Teddy Bishop, Bryan-Michael Cox
Producer Teddy Bishop, Toni Braxton, Bryan-Michael Cox
Toni Braxton singles chronology
"He Wasn't Man Enough"
(2000)
"Just Be a Man About It"
(2000)
"Spanish Guitar"
(2000)

"Just Be a Man About It" is the second single from Toni Braxton's third studio album, The Heat (2000). It was released as a DVD single in the United States on November 21, 2000 and in Canada on February 6, 2001, including the music video for the song as well as the video for "Spanish Guitar".

Music video

The single's music video, directed by Bille Woodruff, opens with Braxton's boyfriend (played by rapper Dr. Dre, who also provides additional vocals to the track) leaving a Hawthorne, California strip club named Bare Elegance, accompanied by a woman. He stops at a payphone to call up Braxton, who is in their apartment. She looks happy at first, but as he tells her not to wait up for him that night alleging he needs space, her facial expression suddenly changes. The following scenes show Braxton wandering about the apartment, talking on the phone, standing next to the balcony, lying on a couch, and throwing objects such as a picture frame containing a photo of Dre and vases. At one point, Dre hangs up on Braxton, which infuriates her. Toward the end of the video, a man (Q-Tip) shows up to visit Braxton; they hug each other and proceed to cuddle on the couch, much to Dre's annoyance by the time he arrives home. When Dre questions Braxton about the man, she remains indifferent, causing him to give her the finger and then walk away.

Charts

Chart (2000) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 32
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[1] 6
Chart (2001) Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart[2] 35

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