This afternoon Terrance Dean, author of the new hip-hop-tell-all, Hiding in Hip-Hop, was a guest on the Wendy Williams Radio Show. The shock jock didn't grill him as hard as I expected, but she and her sidekick managed to drop some names that Dean wouldn't.
Dean mainly reveals this is his life story and memoirs, not necessarily about "DL" men in hip-hop. His mother and two brothers died of HIV/AIDS and he struggled with his sexuality for a large part of his life.
In an odd part of the interview, which is bound to cause some controversy in the gay community, Dean says he was molested by another man at the age of 13 -- according to him, before this assault he never had feelings for the same sex. I already know some people will interpret that as him saying he is gay because he was molested. However, Wendy didn't probe further so I am a little hesitant to make that assumption. All of the stats reflect that people remain their sexual orientation even after sexual assault.
Hiding in Hip-Hop is in stores Tuesday, May 13th. Click below to hear the interview.
Labels: Sexuality, Wendy Williams
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