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.
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