By Sandra Rose  | 

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Omari Hardwick apparently comes out of the closet in a sit-down interview on The Pivot podcast.

The former football player compared his camaraderie with football players to his relationship with men. He hinted that his character "Ghost" in the TV drama "Power" was secretly in love with his best friend Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora).

Hardwick explained how he finally embraced his sexuality.

"I'm a guy's guy, I cannot erase it," he said.

"Every dude who comes up to me and goes, 'Yo, my girl loves you homie, can I get a picture?' I always say, 'You don't love me? You don't love me? You gotta love me first. You the king of your household. She can fanfare me... But the man's gotta rock with the man."

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Hardwick went on to explain that women have useful feminine attributes, but men connect with other men on an emotional level that women don't share with other women.

"They just don't," he said. "And all the smart strong women would go 'It's true.' So I had to first insert that. I gotta get the guys..."

He added: "What I am very good at is embracing how much I'm not afraid to love on men, particularly Black men."

Watch the video below.