Patti Labelle Reveals Why Luther Vandross Never Came Out The Closet
Patti LaBelle recently opened up about Luther Vandross’ rumored, closeted sexuality. For years, it was speculated that the now deceased legendary singer was gay. Up until his 2005 death, Vandross never confirmed or denied reports about his sexual preference. LaBelle recently addressed the speculation, revealing why Vandross never revealed to the public that he was gay. She says,
Basically, he did not want his mother to be — although she might have known, but he wasn’t going to come out and say this to the world.
LaBelle also suggested that the news may have affected Vandross’ female fans.
He had a lot of lady fans and he told me he just didn’t want to upset the world.
What are your thoughts about LaBelle’s comments about Vandross’ sexuality?