Tevin Campbell — the baby-faced R&B singer who had his biggest hits in the 1990s with “Tell Me What You Want Me to Do,” “Can We Talk” and “I’m Ready” — has been the topic of “is he or isn’t he gay” throughout his career. Although he, in the past, said he didn’t understand why his sexuality was such a hot topic and even once described himself as a “try-sexual,” the singer with the four-and-a-half-octave range apparently confirmed that he is gay in a tweet on Tuesday, March 8.
According to several sources, including MTONews.com, after a fan tweeted “”My mom keeps telling me Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendegrass and Tevin Campbell were gay,” Campbell responded with, “Tevin is,” followed by a rainbow flag emoji and a smiley face wearing sunglasses.
And according to TheJasmineBrand.com, not long after that, someone referred to the just-passed “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida, tweeting, “Congratulations to our soon-to-be-ban in Florida,” to which Campbell replied, “I’ll live.”
TheJasmineBrand.com says both of Campbell’s tweets have since been deleted.
Campbell, now 45, has certified sales of 5 million records in the United States, and five Grammy nominations. He has also appeared on Broadway — as Seaweed J. Stubbs in Hairspray in 2005 — and has appeared in film on on several television shows.
— Tammye Nash
Leave Tevin campbell alone nobody really cares about his sexuality.
He was never fooling anyone! Closeted people always think nobody knows! We know!
Who cares? Just let the man live anywhoo the savior will convict him if he’s living the wrong lifestyle.