: One of MediaTakeOut.com's faithful put together some excerpts from Terrence Dean's new book Hiding in Hip Hop. Here's what our reader said:
Me and several of my friends have been researching info on Terrance Dean's new book, "Hiding in Hip Hop". I have several excerpts from the book I feel you guys should post.
From reading these excerpts me and my friends already have a pretty good idea of whom he could be talking about BUT I'm sure for the others, some of the MediaTakeOut.com fans will help to reveal the others.
I'm personally offended and pissed because these men are lying to their families and their fans. I dont have anything against anyone homosexual but I have everything against fakeness and dishonesty.
I hope u guys use my information to help educate and inform your readers.
And without futher ado, here are the items - and the MediaTakeOut.com staff's guesses:
"Lucas," a megastar. No matter what film project he was attached to it was bound to be a box office smash," and Kareem, "a leading sitcom actor, is married to an actress." The film crew took bets on "how often Lucas's 'boyfriend' Kareem would show up and how long he would stay. It was like clockwork; Kareem arrived each day at the same time and went straight to the trailer for hours on end. Our circle was talking about the down low circle Lucas and Kareem were in. But it was a hard nut to crack; they were superstars."
Our guess - Lucas is initials W.S. and Kareem is initials D.M. Easy ...
"Eli was a force to be reckoned with. He flew out the gate with his debut album and would become a mainstay in the ever-changing Hip Hop industry, where many rappers are one-hit wonders. He has been hailed as one of the greatest rappers to bless the mic. Up until that moment I had never heard anything remotely close about the rapper being gay. Eli was a burgeoning superstar who parlayed his marketability into television and movie credits. He even had a promising clothing line. But every man's got needs and Eli's needed tending to."
Our guess - initials F.C. Not sure whether we believe this one - but hey, anything is possible in the biz.
Jazz, "a nice looking brother, had women swooning when his character as a hard-working, married man graced the television screen. His hit show marked a milestone because of its accurate portrayal of African-American family life. The world doesn't want to know that their favorite actor likes sleeping with other men."
Our guess - initials B.C. Oh My!! We ain't never heard that about him ...
Gus, a singer, attractive with "clear skin, dark eyes, bushy eyebrows, and short, wavy hair did not give way for a thug image. He was just too pretty." "One morning, I turned on my television and I wasn't prepared for what I saw on BET- my boy, Gus, parade in his video with a host of celebrity cameos mean mugging for the camera- I just wondered how he would keep his secret of sleeping with men a secret."
Our guess - initials G - no last initial. How he doin'????
Lets c we have Will Smith (i've heard they swing so its possible..) Duane Martin (NEXT) Fitty Cent haha umm hey no comment he was linked wit "She-Aira" BILL COSBY??? Naw I doubt it.. I'm actually stumped on the last 1..
wow lulubaby, you too smart. but i aint feeling the fifty cent is gay. and bill cosby, what the hell. its like the thing now...to make all black male role models gay. stop this shit. another form of bring our race down
THe man who wrote this book ought to be ashamed of himself, and this is just a money making scheme. It's no question that there are some brothers that are swinging both ways, but that is their business. Terrance needs to GET A LIFE!
Hey when celebs have their "Mansion" Parties somebody has to come. Not surprising but Bill Cosby - don't believe that one. Genuine, Fitty, Duane, Will - naaa no shockers there. Hell let's add some like UR, SC aka PD, JF, - don't care if you're Gay but be honest stop hiding who you are
What's the point of a book when you have to guess who he is talking about, Sh*t I can write a book and make up some stories and have everyone guess their names.
I don't believe this garbage. F$ck the guessing put the names in the book. I wouldn't waste my money on this book....
Why do we tear down our successful, positive black role models? If they escape the streets, an average 9 to 5, prison, etc., then acquire popularity/affluent status we seem to feel as if something has to be wrong. Is this due to our inferiority complex that we may have within ourselves? Or are we conditioned to hate instead of congratulate? Is it because we haven't reached our full potential and tackle our own dreams and aspirations? To all my brothers, once you reach your dreams....You'll be gay too or arrogant, or a woman beater, or wack, corny, a sell out. Be prepared for the hating, but until then don't participate.
This is definitely B.S. I mean it is great marketing though so you can't deny that. I mean you spread innuendo's, assumptions and come up with clever names for people to try and guess who the celebrity is and wala, you have a mega seller.
I am going to try the same formula.
This such bullshit. All faggots should die. Yeah I said it. God is gonna fix you. All these lies are unnecessary. And we as the public just eat it up. I It's WRONG. I will tell any homo that to his face. Cause aint no dude that want to be me gonna whip my azz!! I will rinse my gun in any botty-boy face.
could the one about the hard working married man on television be the father on Family Matters. The Cosby show portraits were rare in the black community to have a doctor and lawyer as parents. They guy on Family Matters was outed once and he was a police officer.
Shows how much I know. I though W.S. was for Wesley Snipes. But he's not married to an actress, is he? It's so hard for me to believe that about Will Smith. But not the rest of them. And people, Boris Kodjoe is not B.C. because obviously, it would have been B.K.
@ Moodyline, where have you been? A wife and kids does NOT make a man automatically straight. Have you ever heard of a cover up? And as far as G being Ginuwine (learn to spell his name people), I am not at ALL surprised. I had those thoughts since he came out.
OK, if I had to guess, I'd say:
Lucas = Will Smith
Kareem = Dwayne Martin
Eli = 50
Jazz = Damon Waynes (sp?)
Gus = Not sure, so long as it isn't Trey Songz...
None of them are surprising, but I'm not sure about Gus...
@lila1124, it may not be Bill Cosby but it's NOT Boris Kodjoe. That show wasn't all that successful and his initials aren't BC, anyway. And there was some controversy and questions about Bill Cosby's sexuality and even child molestation, so how is everyone so positive that the BC doesn't stand for him?
Boris Kodjo is fine, but he is not America's favorite actor. And he is far from gay.
Bill Cosby played one of the greatest T.V. dads and husbands, but he is not good looking with women swooning over him. And he is far from gay.
Jazz = Damon Waynes!!!
STOP THIS CHEAP GAY PROPAGANDA!!! GAYS WANT EVERYONE TO BE GAY , THEY THINK EVERYONE IS GAY IN THEIR CRAZY PHUCKIN HEAD , WHO EVER WROTE THAT IS GAY! NON OF THOSE CELEBRITIES ARE GAYS AND YOU WILL NEVER GET TO S@CK THEIR D!CKS SO STOP THIS SO TYPICAL GAY INTERNET PROPAGANDA , ITS GETTING OLD !!!
I ALWAYS THOUGHT GINUWINE WAS A DOO-DOO CHASER...AS FOR WILL, EVERY SINCE HE PORTRAYED THAT GAY GUY IN THAT MOVIE.....HE PLAYED THAT ROLE A LITTLE TOO GOOD, GOOD ACTOR OR NOT..NOT THAT MUCH MONEY IN THIS WORLD TO BE KISSING ALL ON SOME GUY LKE THAT....GROSS..AND DUANE MARTIN BEING GAY IS OLD NEWS.
I agree. How you gone come out with a tell all book but have everyone guessing the names. Punk @ss. People really need to mind they damn business. If they want to ride the DL Train then so be it. Maybe they wouldnt have to if this world wasnt so filled with hate.
HOW YOU DOIN'. HOW DO PEOPLE KNOW THAT WILL SMITH BE FAGGIN AROUND WITH OTHER DUDES IN THE INDUSTRY???DAMN WHERE HAVE I BEEN? I AM NOT SURPRISED ABOUT THESE MEN FAGGIN AROUND WITH EACH OTHER. ITS MESSED UP B/C OF THE CHILDREN AND THE WIVES THAT HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THIS NONSENSE. BUT IF IT WAS ME I'LL LET HIM DO HIS THING BUT HE WOULD TO PAY SOME SERIOUS HUSH MONEY AND GET ME A SIDE PIECE TO LOWER THE RISK OF CATCHING SOMETHING. I WOULD HAVE THE UPPER HAND IN THIS BECAUSE IF NOT, SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTT, I WILL MAKE SURE THIER CAREER IS FINISHED AND TAKE HIM FOR ALL HE HAS AND THEN SOME. AFTER THAT SEND HIM BACK TO THE DUDE HE IS FAGGIN AROUND WITH AND LET HIM BE TAKE CARE BY HIS LOVER
Does it really matter they are all very talented and intelligent black men, maybe they wouldnt be on the DL if our community wouldnt be so judgemental about it. Either way it goes these men have blessed us with some of the best talent and whether they are gay or not that will never change. The sad part is that if any of this is true they will continue to hide or be on the DL because when the black community finds out your different they immediatley turn their backs on u, like by supporting them would make one gay. Its so sad, people we really got to do better.
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It doesn't really matter who these people are, for women the real question should be, 'why are our men turning away from us and don't hand me all that stereotypical BS about the black woman. We are not all like that and even if we were there is more that would make a man turn to another man. My question is not who these me are but WHY?????????????
NONE OF THOSE CELEBRITIES ARE GAYS!!! MTO IS LOSING CREDIT FOR LETTING THOSE GAY S@CKERS USE IT TO SPREAD THEIR DIRTILY GAY AGENDA, GAYS ARE ALL OUT ON THE INTERNET CALLING EVER ACTOR GAY ,THE WRITER IS NOT TRYING TO EDUCATE READERS , HES MAKING HIMSELF GOOD CALLLING OTHERS GAY , HE TALKS ABOUT FAKNESS BUTT HE IS FAKING STRAIGHT!!GAYS LIKE HIM GO ON EVERY ACTOR PROFILE ON IEMDB AND SPREAD THEPIR AGENDA, THEY DESPERATELY WANT EVERYONE TO BE GAY BUT THAT'S IN THEIR DREAM!!! SELFISH !!! JUST FOR THE SAKE OF SWALLOWING CUUM THEY WANT THE PLANET GO EXTINCTION, SELFISH S@CKERS!!!!!!!!!!
Enough of this guessing crap. Even the so called readers who sent this letter in wanna play games and give initials. I don't have time for a book like this.
The purpose of a TELL ALL book is to effn TELL ALL and this book just happens to be missing some important information......like their names. HELLO!!!
CONGRADUALATION TO THE WRITER ! YOU ALREADY CONVINCED THESE FOOLS HERE THANKS TO THIS IDIOT MTO GIVING YOU FREE RIDE, EVERYONE CAN GO ON THE INTERNET CLAIMING EVERY ONE GAY AND THE READERS WILL GO NUT BELIEVING THE SH!TT WITHOUT TRYING TO FIGURE THE MOTIVE BEHIND!!!
THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK IS BITCH MADE!
HATING ON RAPPERS USING BLIND ITEMS TO EXPOSE FOLKS KNOWING DAMN WELL THE PEOPLE HE'S WRITING ABOUT HAS A SH!TLOAD MORE MONEY THEN HIM!
NAME NAMES OR SHUT THE FUKK UP!
Here in Hollywood there are so many gay/bi/DL actors and producers. Albeith Mr. Cosby is not one. Think more along the lines of one of the W bros and his tv wife. How did she get a job after the Martin thing? She and her signaficant other participate in stuff, so did her tv husband. Think about it. As far as the rapper, think more about the Atlanta connection. (stand up, move get out the way) F.C. is too dumb to actually get it if a dude was hitting on him. On the Lucus, Eli, right on. The G right on, talking to him is like talking to my stylist. But so is talking to I like it when she do it right there and I'm going down down baby your street and a roller coaster, but he says everyone has a hole and a mouth.
Who gives a Shyt?
The author is such a SuperHead knockoff.
At least that freak put it out there on front street. If he's telling the truth, why the code names? Tell it all or shut your mouth!
i don't believe the media is attempting to make all black male heroes gay, but come on folks. our race has more down low men than any other. black men are soo homophobic and it's always the ones who've been in jail for long amounts of time. we won't get on the one's who keep going back. people don't want to face the truth. then women think these thugs are 'real men' and they indirectly give that man a lane to further hide his sexual preference. like it or not, a lot of our men and boys think what makes them a man is how many women they bed, further pushing them into the closet.
women think about it, i don't care who you date, your man always has ONE friend that hates your presence. he doesn't make it known to his boy, but you feel that you aren't wanted around. i won't even start with the guys who meet women offering them money (tricking) to date and sleep with them. straight men don't do that ish. sowwy.
Ya don't say Mssugahoneyicetea...
So, Fifty is dunb (I can believe it)
Tisha, Dwayne, Will, Jada all swing both ways
Genuwine, well, he speaks for himself
But Ludacris and Nelly????
C'mon now! But they DO live in ATL...
See, I don't have anything against gays. BUT I do have a whole lot against these Down Lows.
I say... EXPOSE THEM ALL!!!!!
People on here talking about hatin...
Will it be hating when you find yourself walking into a clinic talking about "But I never knew..." Whatever!
The reason the author or ex-celebrities, celebrities, or those who are around celebrities do not reveal names, is because of the lawsuits. The courts would be overloaded with lawsuits from celbrities, studios, record companies, production companies. Anyway the studios and record companies employee thousands of people to get the consumer to believe in the porduct/person they are selling. Nonetheless, do not be so naive, as I always state why do church choirs have so many gay men, but the music indusrty has so few? hmmmm
Eli is not 50. I was thinking more of LL Cool J clothing line is (FUBU).
Jazz can not be Bill Cosby. "His hit show marked a milestone because of its accurate portrayal of African-American family life". The Cosby show was not an accurate portayal of American American life.
Maybe the first one is right because WS and DM worked on One on One together so they could have had a relationship.
By the way, How does Bill Cosby have anything to do with Hip-Hop
@ Mzarrogance, I agree. Jail done done it to all of 'em. And when they get out, they have the whole world to expose it to. So tell your man and son to PULL HIS PANTS UP!
And I don't date thugs. I was seeing a guy some years back, who was in a FRATERNITY, who had the very small initials tattood on his back "D.L." He tried to make up some lame excuse for it but, I knew better.
Ladies, keep your legs closed (because that's also why there are so many single black mothers out here) and only date a man who is willing to wear his pants around his waiste. And I'm sorry, but there ain't THAT MUCH hanging out with the fellas. Especially if it's ONE more often than the rest.
I think Tisha Campbell's Essence interview says it best about the rumors regarding Duane and Will: "Our theory is that it’s really a slave mentality. Whenever the Black community has leaders, potential leaders or a family unit, we emasculate them. You don’t ever see them do that to Ben Affleck or Matt Damon. They can be friends, and be powerful individually or collectively and do amazing things."
It surprises me that so many believe it's Will Smith...I'd never think of him in that way...of course, I don't know the man personally, but obviously, none of you do either...but, I'd put my last dollar on it that he's as straight as a pin and not into the DL activities.
Girl please. I need to keep my little coins, but J.L., C, and let's not even start with the white ones, who are after Mexicans and asians. Blacks tend to stick together out here, on that stuff.
PEOPLE DON'T BE SURPRISED THESE MEN HAVE BEEN GAY FOR A LONG TIME....AND THEY KNOW THEIR CAREERS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN AS SUCCESSFUL HAD THEY COME OUT THEY CLOSET....FOR THE SINGERS SING MOSTLY LOVE SONGS TO WOMEN....HMMMMM SOME ARE VERY 'HOW YOU DOIN'", ACTOR BEING GAY AND PLAYING A LEADING LADIES MAN...NOW YOU KNOW HALF OF YOU WOULD NOT HAVE GONE TO SEE THEIR MOVIES HAD THEY COME OUT THE CLOSET. AND THE WOMEN TOO.
A FEW ON THAT LIST OF GAY IN THE INDUSTRY
JADA PINKETT SMITH
SEAN 'PUFFY' COMBS (SWITCH HITTER)
TODD 'LL COOL J' JAMES
DANA 'QUEEN LATIFAH' OWENS
USHER (THANKS TO PUFFY)
KIMORA LEE SIMMONS (SHE'S BI)
NE-YO (SWITCH HITTER)
NO TIME TO NAME THEM ALL
FRANKLY I THINK SOME OF THESE PEOPLE WOULD BE ALOT COOLER IF THEY DID COME OUT AND ADMIT THEIR SEXUALITY, BUT WATCH AND SEE IF COMING OUT MEANT THEIR CAREER WOULD TAKE OFF OR THEY WOULD MAKE MILLIONS IN A ROLE, CHECK AND SEE ANYONE ONE OF THEM WOULD DO IT IN A HEARTBEAT.
THE ONES WHO ARE MARRIED DO IT AS A COVER UP....GAY MEN CAN HAVE KIDS TOO. THEY JUST HAVE TO FIND THE RIGHT WOMEN, OR IN THE CASE OF SOME OF THE ABOVE 'A GAY/BI WOMEN WHO DOESN'T MIND THEIR HUSBAND'S ENTRA-MARITAL ACTIVITIES'
'HOW YOU DOIN' HOLLYWOOD'
'ISH THE MAKE YOU GO HHHHHMMMMMMM
WELL WORD WAS THAT DUANE MARTIN SPLIT WITH HIS WIFE BECAUSE HE WAS GAY IF YALL REMEMBER. IT WASN'T MUCH NEWS ABOUT IT BUT IT MADE IT TO A FEW GOSSIP FM HIPHOP STATIONS. BC IS NOT BILL COSBY IT SOUND LIKE DAMON WAYNES. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH JUST SHUT THE FUC UP THIS IS ALL BULLSHIT DAMMMMMNNNNN I'M BEEN PULLED IN BY THE MTO BULLSHIT O'METER AHHHHHHHHH HEEEEELLLLLP ME!
@ TravelAgent - i was just about to say i agree with your comment. i dated a producer once. and there is a certain air in the studio. something that always made my hair stand on the back of my neck.
i'm mad about your frat boyfriend, lol. but you're right. what GROWN man is ALWAYS with his boys. that raises questions.
Terrance Dean is Questionable and his Allegations are all fabricated ..that Queen is out of his alleged MIND, onle washed up SUPA HEAD wanna be- I mean if he was such high class why he never got that rotten teeth taken care of..cuz Charlemange was clowning him BIG TIME
Everybody in the swinger's circle (and there are many of them, not just celebrities. Just ask your parents! Some things you really don't want to know about...) know about Will and Jada - and now Dwayne and Tisha. They are no secret in that circle.
Mssugahoneyicetea: You're speaking in code and I can't crack it! What are you saying to me?
@ big moose - tisha, duane, will and jhada should have never admitted to being swingers. she can't take that back now. no one has ever said ken chenault, dr.king and other prominent black men were gay so she can stop the 'bring the black man down' speech.
wow lulubaby, you too smart. but i aint feeling the fifty cent is gay. and bill cosby, what the hell. its like the thing now...to make all black male role models gay. stop this [EXPLETIVE]. another form of bring our race down
I couldn't agree with you more!! It would be interesting to know who is gay or swingers. But this is way out of hand. In the end, if they are not married, it doesn't matter. It's up to them do come out or not. And judging by how we treat gays and lesbians in our community, it would be extremely hard to come out. We need to stop fulfilling our dreams through these people. We should appreciate the talent they have to offer, i.e. Luther, because we all knew, and keep it movin'
See, some of you are getting mad and I have to wonder why.
Don't you know true gay men will sleep with someone on the D.L., but they'll also expose them for the truth, too.
Nobody likes a deceitful person, and "D.L.'s" make it harder for "out the closets". So you all saying that Terrance Dean is gay is supposed to mean.... what?
I figured he may have been gay to know all the stuff he writes about... with conviction. Hey, I just respect those who know how to "stay in their lane".
she was told to say that by someone who makes six figures representing her, her publicist.
I must use code becuase like everyone else I need to make a living. I have a few coins and want to keep them. I would suggest you use initials as well, because you never know who is trolling on here, looking to make examples for litigation. However, if I had Oprah's, Bill Gates, the guys from Google and Yahoo, and even the kid from Facebook's money combined, I would write a true tell all. Some of these people are crazy and the money and secrecy makes them worse. Ever wonder why so many celebs go to exotic places for vacations? And it ain't to get away from stress. Anyway more initials, S.M. tv star, J.L. music, C, rapper, not the one with E.B., a couple from back in the 80s and 70's C Taylor, Dec Frye, Rev Gregory. Actually Rev Gregory and C Taylor were caught. gotta start my day. Peace
"What do I think"? I think you should take into consideration how hard society makes it so that these guys have to demonstrate "fakeness" and "dishonesty". So, before you are "offended" and "pissed", try walking in their shoes.
ooooh snap! I had a feeling it ment will smith but wasnt sure about the d.m. until saintlewis said dwayne yer I heard that before but thought it was a rumour looks like it could be true apparently them tisha and jada are all swinger. LOL @ MTO saying Genuwine how he doing????
I agree with saintlewis....I mean some of this could be true....
But I feel like the whole "DL phenomenon" was pushed out there by the mainstream media as just another way to negatively stereotype Black men...Its almost like, if a brother doesn't fall into the usual stereotypes (lazy, unemployed, uneducated, not well spoken, criminal, drug addicted, etc..) then they slap the "gay" tag on...its a way to make virtually every black man seem negative....
Look...men have been "in the closet" for centuries...I just dont believe for one second that this is the epidemic that some are making it out to be....I see some covert bigotry in the way the mainstream media is constantly pushing this.
Well.... since someone asked... REAL MAN HERE. No amount of liquor, drugs, jail time, or pressure would EVER make me abandon my love of the female form. I honestly can't fathom why men become gay. Not even for religious or moral reasons, but purely biological. MEN DO NOT TURN OTHER (REAL) MEN ON. I'd rather stare at a pile of vomit for an hour than another man's ass or privates. I followed Will when he was still just another local Philly rapper in the 80's. I used to go to all the parties and shows and knew plenty of girls who "knew" him also (in a biblical sense), so I don't know what the hell (allegedly) happened after he went Hollyweird. I'm still not buying it without more substantial proof than gossip. If paparazzi can catch money shots of all these celebrities nude, peeing, crotch shots, drunk, etc., it can't be THAT hard to catch someone creeping.
Ah, okay. I think I got it! Thanks!
@ Man Cheeks 64 (need to turn that into a 69 quick!)
Hey, if YOU can't take the heat, then get yo a$$ out the kitchen! What are you in the closet for? You wanna voice your opinion about everthing else in the free world, but not that.(?)
You want to know why it's so hard on you? Just imagine finding out that someone who was once real close to , someone you thought you knew well, was strung out on drugs or prostituting, or doing something that THEY HAVE CONTROL OVER, but isn't going to do them ANY good.
That's how we feel about you. It hurt at first. Made us (women) think it was our fault. But now, it's pissing me off. I can't tell you how many "in the closets" try to approach me. I pay attention to detail, though. And if I were like many of my female counterparts, I'd be lonely, hurt, pissed off, and ashamed of myself. I'm mad for them! For my ladies who haven't done a damn thing to deserve what YOUR TYPE have been giving them.
So why don't YOU try walking a day in a Black woman's shoes!
Oh, wait! That's the problem now! Put the woman's shoes down!
THE REASON HE CAN'T USE REAL NAMES IS BECAUSE HE KNOWS THEY WILL SUE THE HELL OUT OF HIM. HIS AZZ WILL BE SELLING BEAN PIES AND ORANGES ON THE FREEWAY. IF THIS WERE TRUE AND YOU ARE WRITING A TELL ALL BOOK THAN TELL IT ALL. UNTIL THEN KEEP YOU MOUTH SHUT. GAYS RUN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, MUSIC, MOVIES, ECT. AND I KNOW ALL OF THESES STARS ARE NOT VERY TALENTED. SO IN MY BOOK SOME OF THEM IF NOT HAVD HAD TO TURN A TRICK OR TWO TO GET WHERE THEY ARE.
Oh please...what is this B.S.? He ain't giving out any names. This supposed to be a damn novel or something? Well in that case I really can't believe it. I'm not doubting that it can't be true tho, but this dude could be out just for money and publicity, who knows? And why is everyone referring to the Jazz character as being Bill Cosby? He said a good looking brother. Bill Cosby is not good looking...and his show was not an accurate portrayal of African-American family life. It was known as being the opposite.
A guy where I live recently wrote a letter to the editor of the local newspaper. The man he was talking about didn't like what he said and took him to court. He sued and won!!!! Lawsuits are real, whether someone is telling the truth or not.
The rags use to report on Liberace and his gay escapades. He sued and won. Years later all of it turned out to be true. Tom Cruise has sued any media who's accused him of being gay too.
As for these DL celebs, as long as their spouses know there's nothing the public needs to know about it. Tom Cruise and the Smiths are fast and furious friends.
If someone can abide with having 3, 4 & 5 parties in their marriage then so be it. I want none of it.
I always wondered why Jada Pinkett said she never discusses anything with another female. Perhaps she shouldn't because swinging and being DL does not stay secret for long.
FIRST OF ALL THA FIRST ONE ABOUT W.S AND D.M WHICH IS WILL SMITH AND DUANE MARTIN IS NOT TRUE AT ALL. SMFH READ THAT AND IT WILL TELL YOU THE WHOLE TRUTH..ITS TRUE THAT WHITE FAMOUS MEN CAN BE FRIENDS AND NOBODY ASSUME THEY GAY BUT OF COURSE 2 BLACK MEN WHO HANG OUT AND BEEN FRIENDS FOR YEARS..GOTTA BE GAY..THATS HOW BLACK PPL THINK NOW'ADAYS SMFH ITS SAD VERY VERY SAD BUT ANYWHO READ THE B0TT0M AND iiTLL GiiVE YUH STRAiiGHT FACTS!!!THANK Y0U!
After 11 years of marriage, celebrity couple Tisha Campbell, 38, and Duane Martin, 42, find themselves facing one of their biggest challenges. Essence.com spoke with the actors about the rumors swirling on the Internet and radio about the fate of their marriage and what matters most—fighting for their autistic son and developing their real estate empire.
Essence.com: For the past month, the blogosphere has been filled with rumors about the future of your marriage. How are you holding up?
D.M.: Mark Twain said it best: “A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” So I’m not going to defend myself against a gay rumor when I’m trying to defend my son against autism. We would look really stupid trying to take our focus off autism, which affects all of us, to fight a gay rumor. The reason we are talking today is because what we will defend is our 17-year relationship. Nobody is touching that. So whoever wants to rumble, let’s rumble.
T.M.: (Laughs) My baby’s smart! My baby daddy’s smart. My baby daddy reads.
Essence.com: (Laughs) How long have you been married?
T.M.: Only 11 years, but we’ve been together for 17.
D.M.: Yep and I’m not going anywhere.
Essence.com: So for the record, are you getting a divorce?
T.M.: Hell no!
D.M.: Listen, let me tell you something. I will chew her ass up and swallow it before I let somebody else have her.
T.M.: (laughs) Jeffrey Dahmer-style!
Essence.com: Some in the industry went so far as to speculate that you put out the rumors yourselves to gain publicity.
T.M.: Eww, who wants that kind of publicity?
D.M.: That’s foul. Please, I almost lost a deal because of all this gossip. Tisha and I own about six commercial buildings in Studio City, California, and were looking to acquire two other buildings. The realtor went online and read that we were getting divorced and called our clients and said, “Y’all need to get out of this deal because these two are divorcing, and you don’t want to get caught up in the separation of funds and all that kind of mess.” So they called me trying to get out of the deal.
Essence.com: So how did the rumors get started?
T.M.: Duane and I usually attend Charlie Mack’s Party 4 Peace Celebrity Weekend in Philadelphia. This year he couldn’t make it because he had to be in Turks and Caicos scouting for locations for the hotel we’re building there. So I went to represent with Tichina (Arnold). After I left Philly, I heard that a radio disc jockey announced we’d had an amicable split. Then Duane got a call from Cedric the Entertainer saying, “I just want y’all to know, Dawg, y’all broke up.” (Laugh) So it progressed from he and I having an amicable split to Duane verbally abuses me to Duane physically abuses me to Duane has a girlfriend on the side to Duane has a boyfriend on the side to I also live an alternative lifestyle.
Essence.com: Bloggers even wrote that Duane and longtime friend Will Smith are an item?
T.M.: (Laughs) Our theory is that it’s really a slave mentality. Whenever the Black community has leaders, potential leaders or a family unit, we emasculate them. You don’t ever see them do that to Ben Affleck or Matt Damon. They can be friends, and be powerful individually or collectively and do amazing things.
D.M.: It’s a Brat Pack when White people do it.
Essence.com: So how is it different when it comes to Black men?
T.M.: When two brothers are successful or have influential and powerful friends, we have to emasculate them. On the real, we even did it to Oprah and Gayle. We have to get over that because at the end of the day who really cares? We have Katrina, autism and children killing one another in my hometown of Newark. I don’t know what the obsession is with celebrities, but maybe it helps people feel better about their own situation. We just know that it’s something that comes along with being in front of the camera.
Essence.com: Did you hear the rumor that Will Smith bought you a sports car?
D.M.: I’m not even into sports cars. I’m a sedan kind of guy, so I never heard that one, but I did hear the one in 2000 that Will Smith bought me a Bentley for my birthday. I was so disgusted with the rumors that I sold it. What happened is, the Bentley, which I paid for myself, was delivered during my birthday party, and when it arrived, Will, another friend and I jumped in there and turned the music up. Those attending just assumed he’d bought me the car.
T.M.: Right. They couldn’t understand how a “struggling actor” could afford such a whip. I thought the same thing when we came to see the house we now live in. I thought he was trying to impress me, but like most people I had no idea about all the other outside businesses he has, such as real estate property and a sports agency.
Essence.com: Of course, you’ve heard that you and LisaRaye’s husband, Michael Misick, allegedly are head over heels for each other.
D.M.: (Laughs) Yeah, I heard. I’m thinking, What is LisaRaye saying? Is she going for this? I knew Michael for two years before we got in the business together. He and LisaRaye have been married for more than a year. He’s trying to be the Gucci of the Caribbean islands. You’ll never see a McDonald’s or Burger King (in Turks and Caicos), only high-end restaurants and hotels. He has the luxury of not making the mistakes that some of the other countries made, selling out to tourism and lower-level tourism. So here’s an opportunity for all of us to go down there and have a piece of paradise. People like to be around like-minded people. That’s all it is at the end of the day. Michael, Will, and Cedric the Entertainer are going to build a hotel in Studio City, California. We’re also doing Turks and Caicos.
T.M.: When it comes to our friends, we try to keep fam together. We’re all in business together and trying to be entrepreneurs together and uplift one another. I hang out with people who are amazing parents and really value a rich living. I’m not talking about monetarily. I’m talking spiritually and mentally, and we help make sure that each one is on their game for their spouses.
Essence.com: And Tisha, you and your longtime friend Tichina Arnold are supposedly a hot couple?
T.M.: (Laughs) Yeah, I’ve heard that one before. It’s hilarious.
D.M.: (Laughs) Very…
Essence.com: What were some of the reactions you received from your friends?
T.M.: (Laughs) The Wayanses told Duane that he matches too much and he should stop matching his clothes so much and maybe people wouldn’t think he was gay.
D.M.: I said to Shawn, Damian and Craig Wayans, “Whassup, y’all didn’t call me. Yo that means y’all believe that s---! I didn’t get no jokes on my machine or nothing.” Craig said, “Yo man, we were scared.”
T.M.: (Laughs) They said Marlon (Wayans) said, “Man, we were in Above the Rim together; I need to call him.”
D.M.: (Laughs) Marlon said, “Man, I’m mad at you! We all family. We love you, but the problem is, man, if you been gay all this time, I’m mad because you never hit on me. I’m handsome.”
Essence.com: Let me dig in the crates for an old rumor. Have you seen Martin since you left the show?
Continue to the next page to read more from Duana and Tisha including Tisha's relationship with Martin and coping with their son's autism. »
Maybe Jazz is Darrin Henson when he was on SoulFood...but I don't think he'd be considerd a favorite actor of the massess. Damon Wayans, on the other hand, is a definite possibility...and I've heard stories about those WAYANS brothers...more than one of them too! How U Doin????
This down low thing is not cute. Black women a disproportionately dying of AIDS because our Black men are living this lifestyle. Please for the children, stop the madness or wrap it up. If you are gay then be gay but don't ruin lives.
YEAH EVERYONE IS GAY...WHY IS THIS GETTING SO MUCH ATTENTION...AND EVEN IF SOME OR ALL OF IT IS TRUE, THIS STILL WOULD NOT STOP WOMEN FROM GETTING WITH THESE MEN...
JUST ANOTHER SAD CASE OF SOMEONE TRYING TO EAT OFF SOMEONE ELSE'S NAME AND TEARING THEM DOWN IN THE PROCESS...IT'S RATHER SAD...
All Gay people think that all straight people are gay...they just want others to join them in their perverse actions....they want everyone else to be sick because they are...has anyone ever noticed that Phucked up people always think everyone else is Phucked up too???
@ Lexia...I agree 100%
@Barbinbmore...sweetie it's up to black women to protect themselves...the downlow thing isn't cute...but that should give women all the more reason to protect themselves...can't blame the men for women getting AIDS...YOUR body is YOUR temple so YOU have to protect it.
" will smith is not gay.. his sexy self has three beautiful kids and a beautiful wife and he couldn't have been happier. if he's gay apparently all the men with wives and kids are."
apparently you don't understand the definition of 'download'
The ones from the 70's and 80's: You are refering to Clifton Davis and Sherman Hemsley. Now Clifton was rumored to be gay a long time ago, even rumored to have a relationship with Michael Jackson back in the day. This was all before he got saved and before he did "Amen". Sherman came out of the closet a long time ago, while he was still on "The Jeffersons". So that's no secret. Most of y'all are just too young to either remember that or ever heard it before. Although I don't think Bill Cosby is gay, I wouldn't be surprised if he is. Whether coming out could hurt a person's career is debatable. It probably depends on what the person's demeanor is after they come out. For Ellen Degeneres it didn't hurt her career at all, may have even helped it. For Rosie O'Donnell, not so much. Sherman's career never really took a hit. He just got old.
I'M NOT KNOCKING BECAUSE I'M GAY AND PROUD TOO BE,BUT WHATS DONE IN THE DARK MUST AND WILL COME TO LIGHT!!!!!!ONCE YOUR COMFORTABLE WITH YOURSELF AND IN YOUR SKIN,U HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT NOR ANYTHING TO HIDE FROM!!!!!
AND SWEETIE,NOT ALL GAY PEOPLE THINK STRAIGHT PEOPLE ARE GAY!!!!!!!! IT'S BORING TO BE A HETROSEXUAL,AND NOT ALL GAY PEOPLE ARE SICK.... IN ORDER FOR ONE TO BE IRREPLACEABLE ONE MUST BE DIFFERENT!!!! THIS WORLD WOULD BE DULL AS HELL IF EVERYBODY WAS STRAIGHT......
ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME,IF U JUDGE YOUR THE FIRST TO GET JUDGED!!!!!
Why are gay people always so defensive??
When two men or two women can reproduce a baby together that is when being gay will be fun!
Gays are miserable...they have a higher suicide & drug use rate than heterosexuals...they're always complaining about their "rights"...they're always whining about being accepted...
When your heterosexual you dont have to worry about that because you have those rights at birth.
If you are happy being gay then you'd be the 1st...I live in ATL...I know a lot of gay people...they all say they'd give anything to be straight...so stop frontin...and don't get mad because I've shared my opinion...
Judge that you be not judged...that means, judge yourself 1st & you won't have to worry about the judgments of others...
if you can lie down & be happy about yourself & if you can face your family with dignity them be proud of yourself.
LUCAS IS WILL SMITH...KAREEM IS DAWAYNE MARTIN WHO IS MARRIED TO TISHA CAMPBELL (GINA) FROM "MARTIN"...ELI IS FIFTY CENT, BUT WHY DIDN'T THEY PUT CJ FOR CURTIS JACKSON?...GUS IS GINUWINE, WOW!!!...AS FOR JAZZ, STILL WORKIN ON THAT ONE
sweetie it's up to black women to protect themselves...the downlow thing isn't cute...but that should give women all the more reason to protect themselves...can't blame the men for women getting AIDS...YOUR body is YOUR temple so YOU have to protect it.
@ DaRealiss (the one who posted the comment above in quotations): it's one thing for the hoes who f/u/c/k any and everyone with no type of protection and end up looking surprised when they end up with something. But pertaining to the females who fall in love (and hell, even MARRY) men who claim to be homophobic and would never even think about being intimate with another man (or so these guys say) knowing they've been doing it all along, that's where my pity comes in for females. A lot of women who hav AIDs got it from their HUSBANDS who couldn't man up to being gay. I have no problem at all with gays, lesbians, etc. I have a problem with those who lie and put others at risk.
I CAN'T BELEIVE THAT SOME OF THE PEOPLE ON HERE ARE MAD @ THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK!! MEN THAT ARE MARRIED OR DATE WOMEN, NEED TO BE EXPOSED! FOR SLEEPING WITH OTHER MEN!! THAT SH!T IS NASTY!!! WHY WOULD YOU EXPOSED YOUR WIFE OR GIRLFRIEND TO HIV OR AIDS???? IF YOU GAY! ADMIT IT! AND STICK WITH YOUR KIND!!!!!! IF NOT YOU ARE CONSIDERED A LIAR
@ TheBrokenSilence (and everyone else who has made the comment), who in here actually has PROOF (not references to other gossip sites), but PROOF that Will & Jada are swingers, since y'all say it like, "who doesn't know that they swing?" Unless you have pictures or have swung with them, don't go based on what others say.
@ shi, most of us are not mad at the author for puttin shit out there (because they need to be exposed. If you're going to be gay, be gay and proud). We have a problem with the author not wanting to put actual names and leave people guessing. He's not giving obvious clues here as to who he's talking about in the book. Look at the people's responses on here. Many guesses for who W.S. is and B.C. And MTO readers don't count for a large part of the population.
DaRealiss Preach! I know that’s right! When I lived that lifestyle I felt at any moment I would catch fire, die and go straight to hell. That’s not a good feeling and I didn't feel comfortable with public display. My mom was so disappointed in me I made my mom cry and that’s a hurting feeling to know you letting you family down. After a while I had to reevaluate my life and say to myself why I am doing this. I changed my life in 2004 and I haven't looked back or had the urge to go back... This may sound funny but that life style actually gross me out. I know I sound like a hypocrite but it does. I can't even hang with my same friends anymore. It’s like we have nothing in common. When I try to hang with my close friends and go out to those type of bar its like everything is a freak show, everything is over the top like look at me Woo hoo I’m gay lets make out and grope each other in the middle of the floor. I can’t believer I use to be apart of that.
Yall kids are late. The gay kids have been tellin' me about Will Smith, Duane Martin, Fifty Cent, LL Cool J and a host of others for over 10 years. That's why you should always keep a knowledgeable 'queen' in your circle ladies (and fellas). They're smart, funny and stylish.
The problem here is people will BELIEVE anything! Not for one minute do I believe Bill Cosby is downlow, uplow or sidelow. No way. MTO is only guessing and starting vicious rumors. Is that what you want this site to become? It's aleady known as unreliable.
As for the Martins, Smiths, Mr. Combs, Mr. Cruise or any other Hollywood couple, if they swing or are DL they need to find people who won't open their mouths. Not everybody is monogamous. These stories have been around for so long that someone, somewhere has opened his/her mouth or did one of them slip during an interview? You don't hear or read any fabricated DL stories about Prince, Colin Powell, T.D. Jakes or many other celebrities because there are none. Stories that stick like honey started with the king or queen bee.
On the radio so many men were calling in to a morning show from all over the U.S, about having met Tom Cruise in gay clubs and the strict confidentiality agreements he makes sex partners sign. Now is that a figment of so many imaginations? I think not. Yet he wants to sue every tab that reports this.
The stories about Eddie Murphy are true. After his tranny incident there were so many trannies in that area coming out with stories about how he had frequented that area for years. There's no lie or rumor here. Eddie's the one who didn't act discreetly, or so he thought, and got caught big time.
Clay Aiken was trolling on the internet and he's had not one but a few other men come out as his lovers.
If you want anonymity you don't have sex with people who will sell or tell your stories. Point blank!
IF ANYBODY ON THIS PAGE BELIEVE ANY OF THIS BULL ISH,UR JUST AS STUPID AS THE DUMB FU*#S THAT WROTE IT!AND THIS BULL ISH ASS WEBSITE GOTA HAVE THE LAMESS ASS PEOPLE WORKING FOR THEM!YALL MUFUKAS ARE GAY,THATS ALL THE F*#K YALL TALK ABOUT IS WHO'S GAY.REPORT SOME REAL ISH,THIS ISH AINT NEWS,MUFUKAS ON HERE ERYDAY BCUZ YALL JUST LIKE THE DUMB LIFELESS F**CKS AT MEDIA TAKEOUT!
yea B.C does not Stand For Borris Kodjoe But I still Think it's him. I think MTO just typed It wrong. Someone said dey surprise bow wow not on there but Mto just gave us a few of the people initials that's in the book. I sure his ass is like in chapter 6 or something lol.
THANK YOU BUTCH31. WHY IS IT THAT BLACK FOLKS CARE TOO MUCH ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE'S BUSINESS BUT THEIR OWN. THERE IS TOO MANY OTHER THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT THAN THIS. SOME OF YALL NEED TO MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.
I read this trash in Barnes and Nobles.And it's not worth the money and if you bought this shit, Karrine should be laughing in your face.It's trash.This shit could been made up by my baby cousin.
Plus what makes this book hip-hop when it doesn't have anything to do with it?Anything to sale a book.
Don't waste your time trying to figure it out people.It's trash.False ass hell.Dude was on radio and didn't know the characters in his book was.
B.C. isn't Bill Cosby because it reads "His hit show marked a milestone because of its accurate portrayal of African-American family life." Back then, Bill was a Dr. and Claire was a lawyer....A lot of people had a problem with the show being too unrealistic...which was really messed up, but I said that to say that that wouldn't be considered "accurate portrayal of African-American life" if people were having a problem w/their professions back then. Who da heezy is B.C. though? And no I didn't ready EVERY response b4 I posted this!
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO SEE THE EFFECT THESE DL BROTHERS HAVE ON THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, WATCH THE MOVIE "THE COVER" WITH LEON, CLIFTON DAVIS, PATTI LABELLE, AND LOU GOSSETT, JR.
"It's really dusty in here. You have something in your eye.........want me to blow it out??"
why is this site so focused on whos gay and not it amazes me. probaly a bunch of queeny azz writers in the background and a few carpet munchin sistas on they team too. but its cool it keeps me coming back for more
This is a good topic that I have to post one more thing travel agent said. I do believe that is why many women are single baby's mother's. I didn't say all. One reason is many men are on the DL, when you really think about it, they really don't want to be with a woman and use many excuses. When I use to date, I had a guy that would want to always be around his friends, one day I asked him was he sleeping with them and he laughed, BUT NEVER REALLY ANSWERED THE QUESTION. Makes you think.
ok now I can see why BC is NOT Bill Cosby...BUT
After reading all these posts I still can't figure out how Busta Rhymes managed to stay under the radar on this one. Don't get me wrong I do love Busta but he is always linked to this
Being branded as gay is, obviously, like the equivalent to death, in this society. So, you honestly think that peeps would just let this dude put their business out there on the streets without their being any reprecussions?
And as for Supahead, she's a hoe and a joke---so there was never going to be any sympathy for her, anyway. Nobody took that chick's side, even though those men slept with HER. But, that's another thing, people think that it's normal for a man to sleep around anyway---so there wasn't anything shocking about her claims.
And career-wise, those dudes were going to be alright.
But, when it comes to being gay, people can end up losing a lot, when it comes to something like that---especially a black man---shoot, black people, period.
I can't believe all you ppl who don't know these celbs are saying they're not gay. I believe most of them are or are on the DL and yes they should be outed imo. They're denying a community they're a part of. What straight man like all that attention, next what straight grown man goes around singing and dancing? These ppl would do anything to be famous and a lot of these brothers have been locked up and cant shake the DL thing. If you know someone on the DL out them as long as it doesn't get them hurt or fired. Neyo should be the only one getting the bad most of these brothas are DL and the women as well.
BULL Sh*t Bill Cosby my black A$$, Every one else yeah!!! It has to be Boris what eva his last name is.... because Bill Cosby is not a fudge packder. Fifthy Um... Yeah.. I can see that for sure he's to busy trying to look tough all the time.
Fifty is a pillow biter.....
Gus, a singer, attractive with "clear skin, dark eyes, bushy eyebrows, and short, wavy hair did not give way for a thug image.
SHOOOT - that has to be ginuwine! (even tho his wife and him have 6 kids (i think 4 - 2 each from previous relationships and 2 together or something)
but GINUWINE is still sexy to my - my Lord!
Have u ever heard of saying: Play wit fire u gone get burnt? well guess wut...anytime someone decides to make luv or have sex *(even if ur married)* u make a choice to be contracting any disease. It is our responsibility to be adult enough to make an adult decision when encountering in adult like manners. Down low or Gay or Bi does not have anything to do wit it, its just a label, my advice to people is this: CLOSE UR LEGS, STOP FCUKING/SUCKING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT! Learn to know people before sexing them on da 1st night or EVER.
So how many of y'all fell for the okey doke and bought this book??? H AH HAH H HH HH H AH H AH A
I need to get on the bandwagon and make up a buncha BS about celebs i ondt know and change there name for legal purposes so i can make me some money too!!
Bet y'all actually throwin away money on this too.
BWAA HAHAHA HAHHHHA HA HAA HA HAH AH AH AH
Garbage, garbage, garbage!!! This author does not care about no damn families or these men being married. This is straight he said she said gossip with a bunch of false accusations. A man who's trying to make a quick buck. It's tired!!
What is so messed up is this person is accusing people who are happily married with kids. This author probably just made all this up. That is real jacked up to put wrong information about folks. I see people guessing Will Smith. This man has 3 kids and a beautiful wife and he's a postive black man. Like I said this book is trash and it's how rumors get started.
Ive been adult entertainer and have done adult films for years . Ive been with 3 of the people listed over and over and I can say maybe 1 goes the other way BUT, who's to say ? If you didnt F him or her,shut it up....it's their business . Decieving their families and so on ???? How do you know what they talk about to their wives and families ???????? It's not the publics business . period . this book is 2 make HIM money and I see people feed right into it...lol ..
I ONCE WAS A BARTENDER AND THIS DL GUY EXPLAINED TO ME THAT HE ONLY BOINKED GUYS BECAUSE OF THE ANIMALISTIC NATURE OF MALE ON MALE SEX. THERE WASN'T ANY STRINGS ATTATCHED. THATS THE SAME THING WITH MEN IN JAIL...IT'S A ANIMALISTIC MANHOOD THING.
NO DISRESPECT TO MY GAY BROTHERS UP IN HERE...THAT IS WHAT WAS SAID TO ME FROM THE HORSES MOUTH...
I WISH MORE BROTHERS COME OUT AND SAY WHAT IT IS...THEY ARE LOCKED INTO THE LOWER NATURE. IT'S JUST ABOUT SEX AND POWER. NOT LOVE.
THIS BOOK IS LAME BECAUSE HE HAS TO NAME NAMES TO MAKE IT BELIEVEABLE...EVENTHOUGH I KNOW IT'S A REAL THING OUT THERE....
WE AS WOMEN NEED TO ASK QUESTIONS...I KNOW I DO I DON'T GIVE A DAMN...AND GET TESTS TOO FOR OURSELVES AND BE MORE SELECTIVE..FOR REAL.
I HAD A FRIEND THAT SAID THAT SHE KNEW HER DUDE WAS A DL BROTHA AND HE WAS HONEST WITH HER...SHE LOVED HIS ASS THO...IT WAS A SEX THANG.
WE HAVE A WARPED VISION OF SEX...YOU CAN DO YOUR THANG WITH WHO YOU WANT TO...BUT, IF IT HURTS PPL...YOU NEED TO CHECK YOURSELF.
A record mogul who has diversified his success in music, business, clothing, and politics and who always has a stunning woman on his arm, had his boy toy in VIP with him (at an industry party)
An R&B singer/songwriter who had written major hits for artists including En Vogue, SWV and Changing Faces. His clear skin, dark eyes, bushy eyebrows and short wavy hair….he was just too pretty. He eventually became a “gangster styled” artist.
Top rapper who was a part of a successful rap group that changed the dynamics of hip-hop with their philosophical rhymes over hard-core beats. Craig garnered attention because of his rugged good looks that made him a standout in the group.
He was a member of one of the most popular R&B groups. They had several number one Billboard hits, and the young girls loved him because the adorable, sexy front singer, Drake had a flamboyant stage presence. He was very eccentric in his style, defying more conventional looks in his appearance. Drake didn’t hold back when he performed either…showing his muscular frame. [He] branched out on his own as a solo artist and had a huge hit single which led to a few acing roles in major motion pictures.
A popular multiplatinum rapper who started his own label. Eli was a forced to be reckoned with. He flew out the gate with his debut album and would become a mainstay in the ever-changing Hip Hop industry. He has been hailed as one of the greatest rappers to bless the mic.
He had a velvet melodic voice and broke out with a sensual single in the late 90’s. His self-titled debut album produced two top Billboard hits.
Once a part of a legendary R&B group who had experienced a brief stint as a successful solo artist, was allegedly linked romantically to an A-list male actor.
MY POINT WAS IF YOU ARE A MALE AND YOU LIKE OTHER MEN, WHY NOT ADMIT IT! SO, THAT THE FEMALES CAN USE EXTRA PRECAUTION AND JUDGE RATHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO DEAL WITH HAVING A MATE THAT SLEEPS AROUND WITH OTHER DUDES. THAT WOULD FUC SOMEONES MINE UP FINDING OUT YOUR MAN LIKE OTHER MEN.
why is it that people are attacking strong powerful megastar black men but dont i dont see white celeb websites claiming or testing their white celeb white men on who's gay? why care anyway? Those men could be far from gay it's just that some insecure mad black women that couldnt get their chance to sleep with them,start spreading rumors about these guys. most people believe celebs suppose to sleep with their groupies and when a few groupies see that the star doesnt want to do anythinh with her, she gets mad and wanna make lies about them. Man im not suprised what comes out of the media these days.
I agree with you 100%. I think a lot of people are missing the point. When you choose to be D.L. and decide to have a wife and kids to cover it up, your "secret" life affects EVERYONE involved. If you're going to the deed, atleast have enough respect for yourself and be upfront about it. Let that person involved make their own decision.
And for the ones on here talking about "I never hear about the white celebs being gay". . .check out Jonathan Jaxon's blog. He is a white publicist and has no problem saying which white celebs are GAY or BI.
Dean is at Keenen Ivory Wayans' birthday party. "There were two male celebrity actors standing a few feet in front of us. They didn't notice us because the club was dark. Both men are young and very attractive and have starred in some comedic and dramatic films. One of the actors, "Junior," is a tall, muscular, brown-skinned brother who got his start in television and is known for his comedic roles in films. He never married, but has a couple of children with a girlfriend. The other dark-skinned actor, "Fritz," has been in a few movies and has starred in a popular television drama."
The two are obviously a gay couple, which surprises Dean, although he says there has been much speculation about "Junior."
Dean's friend Sandy is working on a film with some major stars in it. "The lead was "Lucas," who is a megastar. No matter what film project he was attached to it was bound to be a box office smash. In Hollywood, he is considered a golden boy and very bankable. However, there were already many rumors swirling about his sexuality, and even though he married, it was hard for him to shake those pesky gay rumors."
Every day, Sandy says, Lucas' friend "Kareem, a leading [married] sitcom actor," visits his trailer, where they go inside and—everyone believes—have sex. Dean also says that Lucas runs with a circle of high-level superstar down low types. He later meets Lucas again and finds him to be "smooth, charismatic, and charming," and his wife even brings goodies to the film crew.
Dean's friend "Corey" is a singer-songwriter who was featured on the MTV series The Cut, opened shows for Jay-Z, appeared in a Broadway musical, and then signed with "Eli, a popular multiplatinum rapper, who had just started a label at the time (in the 90s)."
"Eli was a force to be reckoned with. He flew out the gate with his debut album and would become a mainstay in the ever-changing Hip Hop industry, where many rappers are one-hit wonders. He has been hailed as one of the greatest rappers to bless the mic."
It turns out that Corey has been giving oral sex to Eli (whom Dean describes as "fine as hell") in Eli's home studio. "Up until that moment I had never heard anything remotely close about the rapper being gay. Eli was a burgeoning superstar who parlayed his marketability into television and movie credits. He even had a promising clothing line. But every man's got needs and Eli's needed tending to."
I have some guesses. Do YOU?
NOW YOU HAVE TO CHANGE SOME OF YOUR ANSWER BECAUSE SOME OF THE PEOPLE YOU ARE PICKING ARE NOT FITTING TO READING
this is not true this bull crap is fake I don't believe this for one hot second bill cosby yeah right ..... I met will smith and he's and real cool down the earth guy and I don't believe for once he is on the dl stop it this really sucks....whatever
1- Will & Duane. I hope this isn't true and just gossip. I heard about Jada back in the Baltimore area as well.
2- LL Cool J The Greatest Of All Time!! I have heard about him b4 not to mention almost all the past & present Def Jam artists male & female save Chuck D, Slick Rick and a couple of others
3- Damon Wayans ie accurate, most folks said the Cosby show wasn't an accurate portrayal. That whole family(Damon, Wayan, Marlon & Shawn) looks a lil' fruity tootie.
4- Ginuwine, not hard at all.
Eli isn't LL but 50 Cent ie own record label.
Boris Kudjo ie Soul Food, I agree I think the intials got messed up ie BC = BK. Because Cosby wasn't seen as accurate nor is he a nice looking brother.lol
@WHOEVER WROTE THAT TRYING TO MAKE OUR RODEL MODELS GAY, ITS BRINGING DOWN THE BLACK COMMUNITY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. HOW THE FUK, BEING GAY BRINGS DOWN A RACE? BEING GAY IS NOT A CRIME, ITS NOT AN INSULT, ITS NOT A DISEASE, ITS NOT A RACIST WORD SO HOW THE FUK IS THAT POSSIBLE. WHY CAN'T PPL GET OVER PPL BEING GAY...WHATS THE BIG DEAL?.....AS IF BEING HETEROSEXUAL, MAKES PPL BETTER OF A PERSON.
I'll say this and leave it at that:
Remember: It is a celebrity's JOB to effectively portray an image that the public will BUY into. That's why IMAGE CONSULTANTS get paid top dollar.
These people did not grow up looking they way they do on magazines and in front of cameras. And most of them certainly don't practice what they preach. They live by the creed: My private life is separate from my work.
Having said that, why do some find it hard to believe when a celebrity is exposed for being something completely opposite the image they generally portray?
And why is it that many STILL aspire to be like celebrities before they aspire to be like the outstanding people who are REAL and who are already in our lives or the lives of those we know?
I don't want to be like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Rhianna, Will Smith, 50 Cent, etc...
I would rather be like my mother and father, or even either of my grandfathers. I'd rather be what my God given talents and abilities can allow me to become... in my own skin, with my own breasts and booty, and my own mind.
Oh, yeah, and one more thing:
Just watch them fade physically. No matter how much cosmetic surgery or reconstructive therapy they get, you can always "tell a tree by the fruit it bares".
Pay attention, stay safe, and stay positive! There are still a lot of good Black men out here. We just have to learn how to pick them out. What is your definition of the measure of a man? What is the real measure of a man. What is the real measure of a woman?
Don't think so hard about it, either. It's really not complicated. Your grandmother's antiquated rules to live by worked for a reason. So why is our generation always trying to reinvent the wheel?
They are right about the names they have named about this, but you are missing some , TI, Sean Paul (young bloods), Lil John, Usher of course, Will Smith, of course, Luda,50 Cent of cours, Loyd Banks, P diddy, Terrance Howard duh!,Neyo of course, and the list goes on especially hear in Atlanta, bet ya'll didn't know bout TI, or Tiny his fiance, they exactly like Will Smith and Jada, TI so turned out, so you can imagine his click and Tiny down for it too.
Actually, I would say 'Jazz' is Damon Wayans... when the Cosby show came out, it actually got negative reviews from many groups because it did NOT accuately depict African American families (a doctor dad and lawyer mom)... but it was popular none the less. But, I could go with that Wayans bro... even though I like him!
I think this is kind of fun....it's like playing a game of "Guess Who" with the stars. I will say that I am more interested in the list that tinka_63136 posted. I'll give my guesses per her list:
"Malcom" - either Russell Simmons or Diddy (I'm leaning more towards Russell because of the "business" and "politics" mentions. Diddy is not too deep into politics.)
"Gus" - Teddy Riley? (this one may be a bit tough, but I was focusing on the writing credits for the artists)
"Craig" - Q-Tip. (I think that Tribe was moderately successful and was known as a philosophical rap group. Q-Tip stood out over Phife and Ali.)
"Drake" - Sisqo. (Come on, this one was the most obvious. Dru Hill was the popular group and Sisqo has the "flamboyant" stage presence. He had success as a solo actor and was in movies, too.)
"Eli" - 50 Cent. (Honestly, I can't think of any other rapper who has started their own record label besides him.)
"Quinn" - Brian McKnight. (In '92, he released his first album "Brian McKnight" and the two hits have got to be "One Last Cry" and "After The Love". The sensual single in the late Nineties? "Anytime".)
"Galvin" - I'm gonna take a stab in the dark and say.....Kevon Edmonds. (The legendary R&B group being referred to I think is After 7. He did have a "brief" solo stint as a solo artist with his "24/7" album.)
So there you have it folks. These are just my opinions.
My brain is too spent to try and figure out four9nine0's piece of that book!!
Dis shit is stupid!!!!
LET ME SCKOOL YALL DUDES REAL QUICK!
First of all Will Smith isnt a SWINGER...along with wife Jada....tas a big RUMOR..
Duane Martin isnt gay...and that rumor about him and LISARAYE husband was a huge RUMOR.....
Bill cOSBY.....DAMN BROTHA HAD TO GO SO LOW....BUT HE AINT GAY NEITHER
GINUWINE DEFINETLY ISNT...AND TRUTH ABOUT ALL THIS SHIT is if KARRINE 'supahead" STEFFANS can wrte a damn book without trying to NOT idetify people then why THIS MAN CANT.
WHAT KARRINE STEFFANS DID WAS SHE WROTE A BOOK IN CONSENT AND THAT EVERYTHING IN THAT BOOK IS TRUE...SHE CANT GO TO JAIL FOR IT...BECAUSE YOU CANT PUBLISH ANYTHING WITHOUT THE CONSENT AND IF SHE CAN WHY THIS MAN CANT..
THIS MAN IS BULLLS***...AND WHOEVER BELIEVE THIS SHIT IS A DUMB ASS.....BUT PEOPLE SHOULD ALREADY KNOW
DONT BELIEVE EVRYTHING YOU READ OR HEAR...AND ONLY BELIEVE HALF OF WHAT YOU SEE!!!!
WILL SMITH AND JADA ARE BOTH BISEXUAL! THIS IS A FACT! TRUST! AND ONCE AGAIN LADIES, JUST BECAUSE A MAN HAS KIDS AND A WIFE DOES NOT JUSTIFY HIM BEING STRAIGHT OR NOT! GET OUT OF THE MIND FRAME TOO! THIS IS WHY U END UP WITH GAY MEN AND DON'T KNOW, BUT I DO....
I think that the initials BC is really Boris Kodjoe and I think they probably didn't know that his last name was spelled with a K and not a c.
I think Quinn was Ginuwine, but I don't know who Gus could be.
I wonder if JAZZ really is Bill Cosby. The show was unrealistic but the description of the show by the author may have been to throw the hounds off the track. The thing is Jazz is an (OLD/like him) form of music and he is know to like jazz.
Also I notice that even when he snarls at the black community he does it with some caution as if things really do get heated,certain things might be made known.
Eli is LL Cool J....Fifty Cent never did television and all of this was kinda in the new jack era. Fifty Cent is too recent and during the time that this guy was in the industry was when MTV still played music videos being that he was a MTV exec. Eli = LL
Oh and Usher is Gus........Usher has bushy eyebrows, dark eyes, short wavy hair (at one time Ginuwine was sporting a high top cut....remember the Pony video?).
Eli = LL C J
Kareem = ?
Lucas = Most Certainly W.S.
Gus = Usher
Jazz = ?????
Everybody thinks that Will Smith is the most obvious answer,But there is another African American Hollywood Megastar Oscar Winning Golden Boy Guaranteed Hit Maker.Here is one that nobody saw coming.The fake name Lucas is a dead give away and describes Denzel Washington to a tee!What was the name of the character that Denzel played in American Gangster? Frank LUCAS!
In Karrine Steffan's first book she talks about being shocked when she caught a certain famous rapper known for his super macho image in bed with another man.Eli is obviously LL.Cool J.Even the names are similar.LL.contributed to Troop(80s),Fubu(90s) and Todd Smith Fashionwear.He started his own Record Label in 1993.