He’s prepared: R&B singer Tevin Campbell confirms he’s homosexual

Tevin Campbell is opening up about his sexuality, popping out to the world this week as a homosexual man in an interview with the Folks journal podcast “People Every Day.”

“When I came out to my family and friends [at] about 19 or 20, that was it for me,” the “I’m Ready” singer stated. “And then I went on the road of discovering myself. I didn’t know who I was.”

Campbell stated he didn’t attempt to disguise something about himself or act “straight,” however acknowledged how tough it was to be publicly homosexual within the ’90s. He stated he was “glad he gets to see” queer stars resembling Frank Ocean and Lil Nas X and famous how affirming their success is for younger Black boys nonetheless discovering themselves.

“When we can get to the place in society where somebody can just say, ‘Yeah, I’m gay,’” Campbell stated. “Every person in the world isn’t straight. Get over it! When you get to a point in your life where you love yourself so much and you don’t give a damn what people say or think about you, that feels so good.”

Earlier this 12 months, the R&B singer fueled hypothesis about his sexuality when the “Can We Talk” hitmaker tweeted (and later deleted) “Tevin is [rainbow flag emoji]” in response to a consumer saying she had heard that he, Luther Vandross and Teddy Pendergrass have been all homosexual. Campbell adopted it up by responding “I’ll live” to somebody who provided insincere congratulations on his “soon-to-be ban from the state of Florida.”

Campbell is popping out publicly nearly 20 years after he declared he was not homosexual however he was a “try-sexual” in an interview with Sister 2 Sister journal.

“I’m not gay, but there are a lot of different things that I do like, sexually,” Campbell stated when requested about his sexuality. “Being in the business, you are introduced to a lot of different things. I’m not gay but I’m a freak and I think a lot of people know what a freak is.”