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Before there was One Direction, *NSYNC, Boyz II Men or even New Kids on the Block, there was New Edition – the original boy band of the ‘80s which paved the way for many groups to come.

Although he wasn’t part of the original lineup, Johnny Gill was an integral part of the band when he replaced Bobby Brown before moving on to have a solo career. For years, Gill has been surrounded by rumors that he was involved in a gay love affair with comedian Eddie Murphy, and in a revealing new interview, he spoke with “omg! Insider’s” Kevin Frazier about all of these rumors and much more…

“There have always been questions about your sexuality, why?” Frazier asked Gill. “If I could tell you why I sure would have by now … at this point in time I would have been able to cure that issue … to get rid of that issue,” he explained. “I took (sic) for the life of me never, never understood where it came from, why it lasted as it’s lasted.”

In many ways, Gill, who will be featured in a new episode of TV One’s “unsung”, said that he sees the rumors to be the result of a bygone era, and yet he himself has progressive views about what it means to be gay. “I mean, you gotta remember, before there was Twitter, and Facebook, and all this other stuff, you know there was just the rag magazines. Whatever they say it was like that was the truth. People believe whatever it was,” he said. “But I don’t feel as bad anymore, because when I go on the Internet everybody’s gay … I’ve just always been a very private person.”

See the video of Johnny Gill’s revealing interview with Kevin Frazier below…

Source: BlackMediaScoop

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