Blind Item

A popular R&B singer is planning to come out of the closet soon, but his handlers worry that coming out now would destroy his career.

His handlers note that other young black singers courageously came out of the closet, only to see their careers sink like the Titanic.

But the singer says he is a mature adult and he is tired of hiding his truth. He knows that the music industry is particularly harsh to young black men who are openly gay, especially former boy band singers.

There are more closeted black men in the entertainment industry than heterosexual. But most of them cower in their closets — hiding behind their wives or girlfriends, because they’re afraid of losing their straight female fan base.

Disclaimer:

Photos used in Blind Item posts are for illustration purposes only and are not intended to identify any particular individual as the subject of this post. We take no responsibility or liability for the assumptions made by our readers.

Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net





  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic
  • Devante

    #sisqo`

  • iWasteTime

    especially former boy band singers.
    —————-
    I see what you did there.
    Gave us a double shot of tea . . . I like it

  • Libra80sBaby

    UGH!!! Why feel the need to “come out” to your job??? I miss Luther Vandross

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    The gag is, even if Loyd did come out and say he was gay, it would not hurt his career. Because he does not have one. He has not had a hit since….right. And not too many people care about him. “Only dudes moving units is Em, Pimp Juice and Us” He is not included in the “us” part of that line. His numbers won’t change. This is a non issue.

  • Tiffany Williams

    August Alsina

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Omarion?

  • Sucker Free

    Well well what?

    Neither Lloyd nor dream is popular….pusha not a singer

    This blind item sux…

  • https://www.styleseat.com/Bellaxpress Danay Helena

    Ain’t nobody coming out nowhere…? Whoever it is gonna remain in the closet..

  • Libra80sBaby

    Specially after it aint work so well for other ppl

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    All 3 of them could come and I wouldn’t care less

  • hottlanta

    Is that a sock in the pants on the one in the right or is it cold outside.

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    It would not of mattered if it worked for other people or not. WHO really cares that much about Loyd?!

  • Libra80sBaby

    If it’s Dream… I feel sorry for Christina Milian cause that would mean she fuked TWO gay mens

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    There are more closeted black men in the entertainment industry than heterosexua
    ____________
    That Terrence Dean book ……. hmph https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec0106b9c8132ec2ddf299dda48b26f4dfef50f7c48effeb660ce5fc19e1c69c.jpg

  • hottlanta

    Will someone explain to me why a black man to be successful he gotta be ugly or gay.

  • Libra80sBaby

    Ummm…Lloyd STILL has fans

  • SummerBaby

    Former boy band singer?

  • SummerBaby

    The pic in this post was clearly used for illustration purposes only. ?

  • http://www.beautyisland.weebly.com Indigo

    *spits out my apple juice to snicker but still remaining silent**

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Photos used in Blind Item posts are for illustration purposes only and are not intended to identify any particular individual as the subject of this post. We take no responsibility or liability for the assumptions made by our readers.

  • SummerBaby

    I like the song Tru he released earlier this year.

  • Irony

    Talking a ruining careers: Who’s had a hit as of late?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    hehehehe

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I just chuckled at “the gag is” lol. Oh Keke.
    I’m in the “not too many people” group. Lol. I like Lloyd. I went to see him in concert years back. It was all of like 10 people there and I had to be the oldest 🙁

  • SummerBaby

    I like Lloyd too!

  • Chardonnai

    50 cent is the root to all evil.

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    Never heard it. And thats no diss. I really just don’t care enough about him to find out about his music. But because you like it, I’ll go look and listen.

  • Libra80sBaby

    I read this book

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    where is CJ with the 50 and Souja Boy pic lmao

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    10 people? smh. Why Jesus.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    uh huh how many folks were you able to put a face to cause chile :coffee:

  • SummerBaby

    I actually heard it in the radio. I wasn’t out googling if he had new music out or nothing. ?

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    Yes 11 of them. Someone just told me about 10 ppl was at the Lloyd concert with her. God Bless them and Lloyd

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I was so embarassed for him

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    *waits on that answer*

  • CapricornIce

    This sounds like Trey Songz or August Alsina.

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    Bye Summer! I know your not googling him!! lol lol lol

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Southside came on in the E.L.F store Sunday. I was like I need to bring this album back out… after Christmas.

  • SummerBaby

    ???

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    Always wondered why is used Neo as the cover.

    BBL MAYBE

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    10 ppl though? I would of sang like 2 songs and then just held a group conversation for the rest. That’s a dag on shame.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    hey hun bye hun :chase: lmao

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    But who are these people??
    Can anyone provide names please??
    RE: the picture

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Flag on play! FLAG ON PLAY! MY BABY LLOYD ISN’T GAY AND NEITHER IS PUSHER T! No comment on the Teddy Graham. My money’s on GAY songz.

  • SummerBaby

    The Dream, Pusha T & Lloyd

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    Kevin gates (I think), Pusher T, and Lloyd

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Gogo?

  • kekeb

    Jamie Fox lmao

  • SummerBaby

    I never believed she loved Dream, but I really don’t care. I’ll feel sorry for Nivea before Christina.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    It was like 150 but for a concert (not at a club)… That’s like saying no one was there

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    But why at first I thought it was kevin gates….I need to go back to work

  • darealQueenNefertiti

    Trey trey come on out..

  • SummerBaby

    I can see the resemblance

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Right before she got with Dream she was with this producer dude. Every pic she looked absolutely smitten with him.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    This I believe.

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    sad. Very sad. I hear some singer who had a album come out and no one cared, had concert turn outs like that too. Tuh

  • Irony

    Thanks! I wondered the same.

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    OK. Still gotta do some Google research. My gay vibe is tingling.

    But is it Kevin Gates or The Dream?

  • klwbaby
  • Libra80sBaby

    Russell Simmons, Tyson (model) for sure…havent read this in years

  • nicelyput32

    Someone sent me that song a few days ago and I responded Neeegro try again?

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I remember the Mrs reading this shyt like a who-dun-it. Every night for a week felt I was trapped in a game of Clue that she wouldn’t let me quit.

  • SummerBaby

    The Dream.

  • MsSincerity

    Another day another story about a “black” male entertainer being gay. Nowadays you literally can’t go through any comment section without someone shouting that somebody is gay. #enough

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    KONA

  • Blue

    or put on a dress… don’t forget that one.

  • Finding Forever…

    His handlers note that other young black singers courageously came out of the closet, only to see their careers sink like the Titanic.
    ~~~~~~~~
    Sorrrrry for laughin’. But that darn Titantic? LOL. Come out…Come out whomever you are…is my only thought. It’s probably a whole sleeew of them. Singin’ bout panty droppin’, poppin’ & twerkin’ something & they don’t even want what’s in HER panties. We won’t judge…or will we? 😉
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6a6ef97a307dfdbed03229660e51b46160636a60e54328573223f08ca1655149.gif

  • Finding Forever…
  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    Well damn!!!

  • Sucker Free

    I try to play along hun

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    LMAO!!

  • hi-liter

    I like that song as well. He is singing “Please except me for who I am, and please except me for what I do.” BUT, I don’t think Lloyd is Gay though.

  • Finding Forever…

    Just saw you said thee same thing down yonder. Great minds…great minds, LOL…

  • Irony

    Lloyd looks “happy” in this picture!?

  • n1kk1a

    That’s what I’m thinking…

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Sad not to be able to live authentically.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • https://www.styleseat.com/Bellaxpress Danay Helena

    Right..Frank Ocean came out and his career ain’t been the same since. ?

  • Irony

    Is that how you feel about swine refusers????

  • hi-liter

    —-

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    ??. I make 12. ?

  • Chardonnai

    We will.

  • SummerBaby

    New post- gay rapper

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Same

  • hi-liter
  • SummerBaby

    I don’t think he’s gay either. I felt like song was about him being a man & falling short is certain obligations especially financial ones. ?

  • SummerBaby

    Did your guy send it to you as an apology?

  • RespectSelf

    This crazy to me… It’s almost like a joke. On one hand they are telling everyone that we need to accept the LBGT community. Celebs can’t say nothing about them, but they sitting around hiding in the closet so they don’t lose money.

    I’m wondering if they were always gay or is it something they got into after being in the industry?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    The truth is, anybody looking to come out now has kinda missed that boat. We’re living in a post-gay world in entertainment: there’s really only a handful of people who could come out and really shake things up.

    And the time to fully capitalize I think has also passed. The irony is, there are lots of gay stars who watched in horror as pretend gays (Young Thug) and reluctant gays (Frank Ocean) stole the thunder that should have been theirs. And truth is, Sandra could be talking about a LOT of people because these conversations are had all the time behind the scenes.

  • WackaBlocka

    people become gay for different reasons …some have been abused … some seduced by the industry and some say they have always felt that way …different strokes for different folks … I do believe some have been seduced by the industry money fame exposure to everything and no one to hold you accountable UNTIL someone leaks to the press and even then shaky for lack of evidence …etc

  • che’lint

    Sisqo

  • WackaBlocka

    they want that boy booty

  • WackaBlocka

    THAT wouldn’t be news to ME lmfaooooooo

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    lol that’s how I was Lurk

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    yeah and a few more 😉

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Can I share something? I have been asked countless times why so much DL action is going on behind the scenes and it doesn’t come to light. Here are a few quick explanations:

    1. Discretion. Many DL and not-necessarily-DL but still gay celebs mingle discreetly, and deal with others who also have stuff they want to hide. So everybody keeps each other’s secrets. Many of these dudes not only have reputations, but are in relationships–with women.

    2. If it isn’t covered in the media, how will the public know? Blogs know better than to recklessly out artists. But once you go to any industry party in ATL, NYC or L.A., it becomes evident what’s what and who’s who. Bloggers rely on the industry for their own relevance and, in many cases, earnings. And the entertainment industry shrinks once you start crossing record labels, TV networks, media entities, artist managers, producers, etc.

    3. The women who know are often either so deeply attached to these men, and depend on them, and look the other way, or they’re in denial. When kids are involved, these women often don’t want to share the news with their children. So they end up having a career as a perennial beard or former beard.

    4. The industry knows that a route of passage often goes through the bed-sheets of various influential and wealthy male entertainment figures and power brokers who often are not identifiable as gay–but love some dick and ass nonetheless. Its talked about, gossiped about and even laughed about–by some of the same people who’ve gotten dicked down in order to get studio time or beats. And don’t be fooled: a record deal is not usually granted after just one sexual encounter.

    5. Sometimes people aren’t hiding at all–you just don’t see what is really there. Sometimes the best hiding place is right in the wide open. Sometimes “homeboys” and “best friends” are more than that. And so-called thugs like dick too.

    There also seems to be a large number of industry men procuring the services of trans women now too.

  • KLo

    who are these rappers, don’t recognize any of them. perhaps, because Im 54 and an OG

  • nicelyput32

    He was my guy years ago. Apparently he’s ready to do right but I don’t want him. He can be “Tru” to the next one.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Ion know but I’m feeling Lloyd song….
    d-_-b

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Damn u said a mouth full but I agree with u on a lot of it too

  • Nel

    What career?

  • bemetoo

    August usher trey

  • S. Williams

    I was on my Googles with my dad and also using his wealth of random and useless knowledge to play guess who LOL Biggie was mentioned, Diddy, Farnsworth Bentley, Shemar Moore…those are the ones I guessed. There’s a woman in there who I was guessing as Chaka Khan but there’s a specific clue about her that I was like damn but is it Chaka….ugh I gotta go back and read it

  • Peter Piper ATL

    And to keep it simple…I’m not sure anybody cares if Lloyd is gay or not. He’s immature and annoying and very whiny and soft.

    But i will say, if he’s not a queen, he damn sure acts like one. A big ole grinning, childish, Jheri-curl, weave wearing sissy.

  • Irony

    Bingo! B.I.N.G.O!

  • hi-liter
  • Irony

    NoOneCurrs, but we do care you aaid weave?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Yes hun.

  • Emily post

    The entertainment industry has ways to ensure they preserve themselves and their kind.
    Homosexuality is nothing new in entertainment industry but you better add pedophiles too because that’s what’s really big child obsession.

  • Irony

    I thought him was engine! Maybe he had engine up in him?! Okay carry on!

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Maybe he had lots of engines in him. I certainly wouldn’t doubt it.

  • Carrington

    The only person I see this working out positively for is Miguel…

  • Emily post

    It’s a couple of groups the entertainment industry despises… Gays are way more accepted then the
    1. Religious
    2. Extremely cultured artists – harder to rip them off .. They are hard to copy
    3. Real exotic women African Asian – non European looking women they don’t like

  • GuestSTAR

    I remember when being ‘outed’ at DL/Gay was a big deal, SURPRISING. Now with the exception of maybe, LITERALLY 2 Hollywood actors,
    rappers, singers, athletes etc…. they’re all batting for the same team. KNOWING doesn’t really have the same affect like it use to, many of us have become desensitized. It’s almost ASSUMED they are now. Many, many years ago, Madonna said 85% of the men in the industry are gay, but I believe there are more.

  • Irony

    Ch…???

  • Emily post

    You’ve been desensitized

  • Irony
  • ImNotThatGrl

    Oh not not my boo Lloyd! ? I heard it before but I shrugged it off

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic
  • tintin

    Big up OG. my mom is 54 and she don’t even know how to go on blogs and comment let alone use a computer but she always got something to say. you’re up to the times

  • KcoolMuziq

    It says a popular Rnb singer. Noone in that pic is popular anymore…

  • reddfoxxy16

    ???????

  • ImNotThatGrl

    Good point so its not Lloyd ?

  • Annaunki

    Im early 40 and I Dont know him. Shrugsss

  • Rayne

    As I call it bussy.?

  • God is working on me!

    I hope it’s not Bruno Mars

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    Okkkaaayyy!!

  • Look@m3

    Here I go bursting out laughing again. Where in the heck are you getting these darn images. This ish right here funny as heck. Thank God class OVA!!!!!! This outburst was a lot louder…

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    lmao

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    Say whaaattt??

  • 2brefrank

    I just wanna say all homosexuals i know and love are lonely. All…not 1 legitimate relationship. Not 1. So whether you are out or in the closet you will still have it hard…so keep your coins and stay in til you get caught or delivert whichever comes first…and remember this..Jesus loves you and always will bud if you can’t do something with him sitting right there and be comfortable doing it…then it ain’t right! Think on dat! Now a word from our sponsors….

  • Gi Milan

    Left to right: The Dream, Pusha T, Lloyd lol

  • Low E. TUH!

    He knows that the music industry is particularly harsh to young black men who are openly gay, especially former boy band singers.

    HMMM…

  • Look@m3

    Me too. I like him. However, after jamming to 24K recently I noticed I started wondering why he doesn’t have anyone on his arm…

  • NovemberFling

    August isn’t popular. Trey isn’t popular. That leaves Usher…..

  • Look@m3

    LMAO…..SO DOES MY MOMMA. LORD what we gone do with them?? I swear if my mom flashes her phone in my face one more time talmbout look at this ish on Facebook. Woman didn’t I tell you the last time I don’t do facebook no more…..

  • Irony
  • God is working on me!

    Wow, didn’t even think about that. But you know who else popped In my mind but…. But he’s dead. You don’t think these blogs are that disrespectful do you?

  • Look@m3

    or maybe he is trying to hold it together because hem pans squeezing his unmentionables.

  • NovemberFling

    Girl yes and it sickens me to the pits of my stomach.

  • Irony

    That’s the “happy” part!

  • MookieFly

    Anyone who releases a song called “Get it Shawty” is questionable. Although I wouldn’t put anything past The Dream either with the way he dumped Christina. Idk who the middle is.

  • MafeeMafee

    Well according to lil bossie it’s 95% and judging by his gif I wouldn’t argue with him
    they dykin AND punking too

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/D8zQ96VomUy2s/giphy.gif

  • SailOn

    If true, its Lloyd. Listen to that latest record. you gotta be true to yaself.

  • sherri2016

    I take Neyo for 500 Alex

  • KcoolMuziq

    If the person that’s dead Is who I think your talking about. I will drag U up & down & across this thread for mentioning or insinuating him.

  • reddfoxxy16

    I think so 2…I like Lloyd…. If he chooses 2 come out however/whenever….I’ll still support him….??

  • reddfoxxy16

    Pusha T, from the rap group the clipse is in the middle…

  • reddfoxxy16

    I think popular doesn’t necessarily mean “currently” popular… It just means that you’re well known….

  • NovemberFling

    Bruno definitely has a girlfriend or fiancee. I’m not sure which, but she’s Puerto Rican.

  • God is working on me!

    Wait, why would you drag me lol. I said do you think they would be this disrespectful? That means I wouldn’t like it either.

  • reddfoxxy16

    It still could be him….popular just means you’re well known…doesn’t have anything 2 do with the present…. Elvis is still “popular “…

  • Irony
  • Low E. TUH!

    :POPCORN:

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    No please not Lloyd I been lusting since the “all around the world video”.

  • Desiree

    Wendy Williams been saying this very thing for yearssss!

  • IAmLegend

    “Especially former boy band singers”. Was Lloyd ever in a boy band? I think it’s that dude from Pretty Ricky. I think Pleasure P is his name.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    coming out or not coming out doesnt make them any less gay and it could be anybody girlfriend wife doesnt matter it never has nor will it ever

  • CakeByThePound

    I don’t think it will hurt him whoever it is that much. You just have to own it.

  • ZEN Jenn

    Bobby Valentino.

  • Miany

    bofl… you know Miguel is engaged or married to a chick right? Longtime girlfriend, unless she is a willing beard.. I hope that boy is not playing with that girl’s emotions.

  • Yup, I said it

    Lololololol! There it is.

  • darealwifey

    Speak for yourself about Trey’s fine behind!

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Lloyd was indeed in a boy band.

  • TeeTee

    she said popular….

  • TeeTee

    which one?

  • TeeTee

    when I first heard that song .. I was thinking… then I shrugged. Maybe it was a street gospel song.

  • ZEN Jenn

    Welp… I can’t think of anyone else that was in a boy band that is popular.

  • TeeTee

    Jesus loves you and always will bud if you can’t do something with him sitting right there and be comfortable doing it…then it ain’t right!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Then everybody in trouble.

  • TeeTee

    I thought then and think now Miguel is VERY questionable.

  • TeeTee

    none in boy bands

  • Dr. P

    Lloyd has a big piece of meat in dem pants…sigh, another one bites the dust…#MyVaginaIsWeepingSilently

  • Irony

    Lloyd was in NToon.

  • Finding Forever…
  • IAmLegend

    Oh wow! You’re right! I forgot about N-Toon. They never really had a hit tho.

  • ZEN Jenn

    I just got finished reading about that. Damn… Oh well.

  • Irony
  • morenYAHdelsur

    Child. I been lusting after that man since we were both kids LOL and he was in NToon ? Say it ain’t so Lloyd!!! ??

  • PussyGal0re

    We already knew, Johnny Gill

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Fruit cocktail right there!

  • Irony

    He has outside of them.

  • KcoolMuziq

    If a RnB star has a handler. That means that it’s someone with a carefully crafted image that a lot of people care about. So that means current. Since rnb is not at the selling point it use to be.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Right! I’m boo koo lost ? LOL

  • ZEN Jenn
  • ¡Apryl-Shaw!

    I remember those days

  • Victorious82

    Neyo?

  • ¡Apryl-Shaw!

    LOL

  • MScommunication

    Who tf is this? Lol I don’t want to ever meet that sofa!

  • ¡Apryl-Shaw!

    Omarion? ?

  • IAmLegend

    True. Southside was the first.

  • IAmLegend

    Trey is actually popular. Usher was never in a boy band.

  • shun king

    I think it’s all three

  • i troll it like i see it

    I. Cannot. Take. Your. Avatar!!!!! It’s hilarious!!!!

  • PROPHETMAJOR

    Neyo? Pleasure P? Trey Songz? Johnnie Gill? Tevin Campbell? Luther? Jaheim? Drake?

  • Goddess™

    ????? MINE too!???????

  • GuestSTAR

    Was once part of a group

  • IAmLegend

    The truth is, you cannot survive in the music industry with just a gay fanbase. Gay men don’t support male artists the way they support female artists. Artists will always need a female fanbase to survive. The gays help, but if thats all you got, then you end up in the same boat as Ciara and Mya. Women have to want to be you if you’re a female artist or they have to want to be with you if you’re a male artist. Even if you’re a gay male artist, you still have to have enough masculine energy to make women lust after you anyway.

  • KcoolMuziq

    ??That’s more like it.

  • Dr. P

    CHILE……that meat is luhVERlee! lol

  • Carolina Blue

    Llyod…

  • IZumba

    Kenny Lattimore?

  • violet_skyz

    Not Lloyd please.

  • bemetoo

    She said r&b male artist

  • Nina Ross

    People like Eddie long are the reason, black boys & men have been purposely castrated, buck broken, psychologically brainwashed as a means for the beasts to retain power…Arabs & Europeans responsible

  • ArDnAhC45

    Lol

  • Nina Ross

    The truth is you have to be at least gay 4 pay to reach a certain status in Hollywood

  • whompwhomp

    Lloyd was in a band at an early age

  • Lisa daniels

    Really?

  • Lisa daniels

    Damn

  • Lisa daniels

    B2k imc

  • Miany

    agreed…i just hope whateva he is is being honest with his sex partners

  • Li

    One clue: He’s a former boy bander….that could be J anybody from Boys to Men to New Edition to Mint Condition, et al.

  • Li

    THIS^^ is why Jussie Smollett cannot make it in the business. We know he’s gay. Women don’t fawn and cry over gay men, and women buy more music than anybody.

  • GuestSTAR

    “especially former boy band singers”

  • mela.reign77

    I believe you should always live in your truth. If you make good music that will out weighed the worse critics. Whoever it is, just creep your little tail out of the closet. Do you and be who you really are no matter what. There are so many undercover, down low, closet hiding people in the business but we still love their music. Look at the late Teddy P for instance. He was catching women drawwwwwwwws on stage and probably wearing them mugs off stage but we still loved some Teddy. The same goes with Luther and some others. I don’t care at all. Just deliver good music and I will forever support you.

  • stanhope

    Yes. LOL

  • Lovers & Friends

    We accuse all our black men of being gay. That’s until he marries a white women and then we call them sellouts. When will the division and madness end? Live and let live.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    All he wants to be is tru….if he is live your life chile….

  • Carolina Blue

    ??

  • TooMuchTea

    And look at Frank Ocean.

  • IAmLegend

    Yes but that’s completely different from being openly gay

  • Username 222

    I have heard for years that Omarion is gay. And I remember Apryl clapping back saying he doesn’t want her to expose his secrets or something like that. Wonder if it’s him ?

  • Taylordanes

    He was with Ntoon with his brother! Not my baby Lloyd

  • Taylordanes

    It’s obvi he bi. The guys he were in the group with came out too

  • Taylordanes

    Yah he was in ntoon with his Lil bro

  • S T

    Ok?!?! Pleaaaaase not Lloyd!! ?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Well if it’s Lloyd, I want in. I’ll play all in that hair as he lay his head on my pillow.

  • 2brefrank

    Tru dat!! But some of us acknowledge repent and turn from it. Some won’t admit its wrong at all…lying to ourselves. But thats a whole nother topic TeeTee!

  • OrchidJones-Work for Money

    Is Lloyd that popular? I thought it would be more Tyrese…Tank…BLENUWINE!

  • OrchidJones-Work for Money

    Lloyd fine though. If he is… sad day down the Hershey Highway…?

  • Shira Harding-James

    Something about Lloyd mmm

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    I knew I could depend on you! Kmsl

  • Mona Lisa

    In my LLoyd voice “This is me so please accept me for who I am .And please accept me for what I do. I’m just doing everything that I can. Cause all I wanna be is true”

    Though I don’t believe it’s Lloyd. Sisco sounds more believable.

  • JustRight13

    ???????

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Go on Craigslist there are so many down low white men, it will make your head spin. SMH!

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Lloyd cross my mind the other day when I saw Irv Gotti on ‘Growing up Hip Hop’. I had one of those “where are they now” moments. SN: Is this pic from “Power”?

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Women …. sort of liked Luther Van Dross though. I guess he was their friend..nobody was throwing panties at him though .

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    ??

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Eddies Main squeeze

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    That’s the only song I remember. lol

  • DeeFromLA

    Lloyd was in a boy band? You sure this isn’t about Omarion? Lloyd pants are a little snug, but damn there are way more candidates than him for this one

  • Lady T

    It’s definitely not Lloyd.

  • TexasMocha

    Probably Trey Songz or August Alsina

  • barbeez

    It only works for women and only if they come out as bisexual. Frank Ocean learnt the hard way. Even with Beyoncé behind him….the world didn’t embrace the thought of a man…well…behind him. LOL.

  • barbeez

    Yep. I work in a gay happy company. Gay men are seen as protected minorities. But we have quite a few men with pale men with sweet cheeks hiding behind their “wives”.

  • Lovers & Friends

    Come on home Lloyd. Come on home.

  • Jussjess25

    Yasss

  • BLACK LOVE

    All these industry neegas gayy

  • brooklyn23

    Thank you, you pretty much summed it up

  • che’lint

    ?? I heard that in Michael Blackson voice..lol

  • che’lint

    What?

  • che’lint

    Look he doesn’t have say who he is. Just never marry a woman. Because then you are lying and being selfish. Imo

  • Irony

    You’ll stake your life on it?

  • Lady T

    It’s not that serious ?

  • Irony

    Your defense for him came off strong. ? I thought you had insiders.

  • Lady T

    Not at all. I’m just a fan not believing that it would be him. LOL!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I use to work with a few gay guys, and they would tell me stories. However, gay men are very discriminatory when it comes to their partners, they do not like being on the downlow with black men, its either white, or asian men they prefer, along with their wives of course, who has no idea her husband is gay.

  • NovemberFling

    Popular at the moment? No ma’am. Well, I guess that X’s all of them out then.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    I bet you thought that was clever

  • NovemberFling

    When I say “not popular,” I mean in the sense of popping at the moment. Me & Trey share the same bday…I would never utter blasphemy against my Sexy Sag Soldier.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    I think you’re suffering from paranoid delusions

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Some gay men like downlow men. Actually most do. You know nothing about gay men so don’t think because you eavesdropped on a few queens having a conversation that you’re now the delegate for the gay man. Preposterous.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Probably got bed bugs maggot

  • ?E?E?M?A

    April is a bird. A nobody. Being a babymom is the biggest thing she is going to achieve in life.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Yes. Let the black men live. They can’t stand y’all crazy black women. Y’all driving them to be with men and white women.

  • stanley

    It’s August Aslina… duhhhhh

  • stanley

    Lmao You waging her soul?

  • Teide_luv

    Idk… O said if you need a sponsor den ride the anaconda. <~~paraphrasing but you feel me..?

  • Irony

    Now if I can see those credentials.

  • Irony

    Was just passing time.

  • Irony

    May I apologize to you? You don’t seem to be offended by my comment, but know that it was all in fun. I wasn’t trying to “come for you” or offend you. Again I apologize, and I hope you have a great day! ?

  • darealwifey

    lolol

  • hotlantaboss

    If it’s Sisqo, then that tea ain’t even much sweet! I’ve had sweeter code zero’s than this.

  • sherri2016

    The answer is Neyo for the Win

  • T Kenny

    id be shocked if llyod was gay. the ones in the industry who to me are blatantly gay are never on anyones radar. idk if its ok to post names so ill just sit and enjoy the comments

  • Lisa daniels

    He was in Ntune

  • Cremé De La Cremé

    Not my Lloyd lord…..smh i was just spending time on his ig yesterday. @moitup

  • MercifulLove

    I agree, I dont think its Lloyd…I think its Johnny Gill…where are his girlfriends, wife, kids?…..why has he only been spotted out with Eddie Murphy?…. I need answers…..

  • LoneWolf86

    You know Johnny has a child right?

  • Carmen Harrison Johnson

    Is that Matthew Knowles in the background???

  • Guest who

    Lol

  • Guest who

    True but he never really came out. It was one of those unspoken truths. We all knew he was into men but nobody said anything to him about it.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I hope not either*feeling light headed and passes out* lololol

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I always gave him the side-eye

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    they’re afraid of losing their straight female fan base.

    If that is the reason, more POWER to you. As long as your Beard knows she is a Beard.
    Why mess up your money?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Yeah, but he never came out, so we still had hope!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Yeah, but he never came out, so we still had hope!

  • Full Monty

    LMFAO No..

  • Full Monty

    You are always exploiting black men

  • IAmLegend

    The first time I saw it I knew I had to have it lol

  • IAmLegend

    The first time I saw it I knew I had to have it lol

  • The HoodRich Collection

    Gay men have children too

    @thehoodrichcollection on IG

  • soflystann

    I never understood the purpose of announcing to the world your sexuality….

  • Look@m3

    Great,…..there goes my chances! I wanted to dance with him at least. Phewy

  • SpiceGirl

    oh well….such is life

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    No it’s not from power. It’s from back when Lloyd was doing records with rappers.

  • SailOn

    There are not more closet cases than straight men, Sandra, You have what is called perception bias. If persistent homophobic rhetoric from you and others in our community weren’t so rampant, many industry people of color would feel secure to come out.

  • SailOn

    Its purpose is to make a political statement in a vastly homophobic world. One can not say that one’s sexuality is personal, when people are being murdered for being gay, ostracized from families, and being discriminated in the work place.

  • SailOn

    The real reason successful gay people, particularly men, don’t come out is heterosexual privilege. At the first stages when I recognize I was gay, and still dated women I hesitated coming out not so much out of any cowardice or shame. I had come to fully embrace my sexuality. Its what I didn’t want to lose. I didn’t want to lose heteronormativity and all the easy access of upward social mobility it provides.

  • soflystann

    People are being murdered for being black, however, I don’t see African Americans feeling the need to announce it. People are ostracized for religion, race, being poor, rich… etc… I just don’t feel the need for it. What you do is what you do!

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I wasn’t attracted to him so …. I guess there was that …. but I loved his voice!!!!

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    He was well respected, not messy!

  • SailOn

    How can one announce being black. Its pretty dam obvious. And there are plenty celebrations, monumental events we have to celebrate our blackness. If someone wants to announce their sexuality is to shed a light on a marginalized group, so that is nothing but a beautiful thing.

  • middleagerant42

    Very true. I often appalled at the comments filled with so hate.

  • middleagerant42

    Very true. I often appalled at the comments filled with so hate.

  • soflystann

    ok..

  • soflystann

    Gay men also have girlfriends…

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Shaddup!

  • Irony

    You missed me??

  • Electricbird83

    If it’s anyone in that pic I think it’s safe to say they lost most their fan base a long time ago, so no worries. On the other hand, life is too short, live it???

  • Felicia Kelley

    Sisqo been came out????

  • Michelle

    What do you mean POPULAR AT THE MOMENT? musicians don’t have to be on your TV everyday to be popular. Trey is very popular, he stays on the radio. You act like these people can’t take time off to live their lives gtfoh

  • NovemberFling

    I mean, are you big mad or LITTLE mad? It’s not that serious honey lump. Popularity is subjective and as I stated, NONE of them are popular at the moment, in my opinion. Pop a Perkie and woosah. Happy holidays!

  • NovemberFling

    Girl you know his little midget ass not faithful. He’s a Libra….they lie and cheat like it’s their natural instinct lol. If you have a thang for taken men, you still have a shot.

  • Look@m3

    Nah I don’t do taken, married, DL, Bi or randomly dating anything men. Im married I was just talking I Just really like his music but Im ridiculously dedicated to the real Chocolatte!

  • Evillene

    Johnny Gill is almost 50. He would alienate no one by announcing his sexuality…whatever it is.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Horribly!

  • che’lint

    ?? oowee thank you. That was juicy to me. ?

  • NoMentionOf

    They’re not scared of losing their ‘female fanbase’ – they are scared of losing the ‘respect’ of the noisy, aggressive heterosexual DAWGS in the black community that buy loads of records, work with artists, and make such a giant fuss over anyone being gay or bi.

    The more religious they are the worse it gets and the more locked into the closet they are too. I think that’s why there’s also a lot of drug use, to combat depression in some cases. White people can be sickening homophobes but the black community has long been awful for supporting its own gay men esp.

  • NoMentionOf

    You should understand. Its a fundamental right for straight people to claim their heterosexuality, talk about their opposite sex partners, families, hopes, fears, etc.

    You cannot do that, and feel as normal and free as a heterosexual, if you are stuck in a closet, pretending to be someone you ain’t. And as many of these people are in entertainment, relationship questions will ALWAYS be asked. It goes with the territory.

  • Lady T

    I’m late seeing this but it’s all good! I wasn’t offended at all and I accept your apology ?

  • Cee Cee Carter

    That’s because they start off DL. Unlike, Frank Ocean who I believe has won Grammy’s. He sings about his gay loves in a lot of his music. People respect those who are real with themselves and real with others. I wish whomever it is the best of luck.

  • 2telldatruth

    None other than Johnny Gill…everyone knows he’s gay and he is a former boy bander.

  • http://www.necessonline.com/ NeceSs

    Possibly R&B singer Mario.

  • Scorpio Mama

    He was never in a group.

  • Scorpio Mama

    I agree with her. In the industry so many brothas are gay it’s known, but kept quiet, ppl tend to look the other way.

  • Scorpio Mama

    I guess you never heard of the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • Scorpio Mama

    Johnny Gill is dust, nobody cares about a 50+ year old gay man FINALLY coming out the closet. This person is younger.

  • http://www.necessonline.com/ NeceSs

    Mario joined a musical group in Milford Mill Academy with the oldest son of comedian Mo’Nique and best friend Jaye Brebnor and also his younger god sister Chea Tyler.

  • 2telldatruth

    Uggghhh….the article stated a “mature male.” Thank you very much!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    LOL. No. SMH. For the record, Lloyd has a song titled “Lay Your Head.” See the connection now? But still, NO.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    I actually have them in the form of a BA in psychology. How shall I show it to you???

  • soflystann

    and I assume that you have never heard of the ALL LIVES MATTERS movement?

  • ?Scorpio Mama?

    Nope. ?Black Lives Matter? ONLY.

  • It doesn’t matter

    Or you’re driving black women to be with other races. Depends on how you look at it. And once the black man loses the eternal support of the black woman, he loses himself. Just my opinion though…

  • It doesn’t matter

    Well….plus he can’t really sing. Just my opinion though…

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Suck a fat one maggot

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Well black men have been doing fine without black women for a while now. Many black women are more concerned with their human hair weaves and designer bags than they are with being a wife and mother to children by one father. Many of you black women have kids that mirror the United Nations..kids by all different baby fathers. #gurl BYE

  • It doesn’t matter

    I know it was challenging to comprehend my original comment so let’s try this again. I’ll type slower this time for you. Here it is…most black women with substance don’t care. We would never have wanted you in the first place. So carry on…

    PS – the “gurl bye” reference was pretty feminine. You seem to do “feminine” really well. Again, carry on…

  • ?E?E?M?A

    You said most black women….??are you talking out your asss or just making sh!t up as you go along? What do you know about most and all of black women in America?? Have you interviewed them all? Dummy.

  • It doesn’t matter

    1) I am a black woman so my comment is a testimonial, not just an opinion.

    2) Isn’t “talking out your asss or just making sh!t up as you go along” the same thing?

    3) I thought I told you to carry on?

  • ?E?E?M?A

    As for your “2nd point”..isn’t that what you’re doing? You should know ??

  • It doesn’t matter

    Oh ok….you were dropped on your head as a child huh?

  • ?E?E?M?A

    You’re clearly brainless.

  • legaldiva

    but he’s far from young

  • legaldiva

    Hope it’s not Lloyd. He’s a real cutie.

  • JoeBloe

    It’s prolly gon be a whole bunch of them come out the closet. Most of the industry is homo af.