While he’s never actually confirmed (or denied) his sexual identity one way or the other, Gil is on a mission to clear the air once and for all.
After being romantically linked to actor Eddie Murphy on more than one occasion, he’s now decided to speak out about those “pesky” gay rumors.
“What do you think about the rumors about you and Eddie Murphy having a relationship and what does Eddie say about it?”
Johnny threw everybody in the mix in his response…
They said it about Oprah and Gayle.
They said it about Will [Smith] and Duane Martin, so I guess we fit in the group of… because we’ve always been tight…
Eddie could care less about it… and Eddie’s always been Eddie and anybody that knows Eddie knows Eddie lives Eddie’s life and he will look at you straight up and tell you, “Aye keep messing with me and I’ll hit you with my wallet and knock you out and keep it rocking!”
And while his answer didn’t necessarily quell any rumors about him or his sexual preference, Gill, 46, who reportedly dated R&B singer Stacey Lattisaw when he was 15-years-old, continued in his quest to clear the air.
“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.”
“Let me make sure we are clear on something. Whether it’s being called gay, accused of being gay, accused of a thief, accused of being anything or somebody’s lying [about] you and saying something about you that’s not true, it just doesn’t feel good … I have such compassion for gay people now more than ever. Just simply because in some odd way I’ve been able to walk in their shoes or to see … how they feel and how people treat them and deal with them because of their sexuality.”
Gill also revealed to Frazier that he went so far as to take a lie detector test to PROVE to his girlfriend that he wasn’t romantically linked to his good friend Eddie Murphy because she had been hearing it for years as well.
“I’m going to tell you guys something off the record that I know my girlfriend probably won’t be happy with me for saying this, to talk about this. But I’m going to say it. When we first got together – we’ve been together for five years – there was so much stuff floating around why are you dating this guy, this guy, he’s gay, blah, blah, blah, Eddie Murphy.
All this stuff is going on and I’m like, ‘Do you believe it?’ She says, ‘No, I just hear everybody just keeps saying,’ and I said, ‘Let me tell you something. Here’s what we are going to do…’ Woke up, we got the yellow pages, and you know, I mean, that was five years ago … So, we called this guy, he brought out his machine, strapped down to take a lie detector test.
I wrote down questions, I made her write down questions … When the guy called back with the results and we both laying there in the bed. Tears came down … I would never want to lay next to someone that might even remotely have any doubt or question of who I am.” (FULL ARTICLE)
Now I don’t know about you… but er ummm…. a lie detector to PROVE you’re not gay? If his lady is/was that adamant about him proving his sexuality to her, I think she already knew the answer.