Craig David is back with his first US album in six years, Trust Me. The sexy Brit opened up to me for The Advocate.
This is the first time I can remember that a mainstream R&B male artist has done gay press, which is sad considering LGBT people strongly support R&B.
Craig talked homophobia in R&B, going to a gay club, boy-crushes, and doing Beyonce in drag.
With all the current media hype surrounding closeted black men in the entertainment industry, it's refreshing to talk with an artist who easily embraces the gay community and says, "If I was gay, I would be very open. The personality I have and the way I feel so strongly about allowing people to know where I’m coming from -- I’d be very open about it."
For the interview, no one told me I couldn't ask certain questions (something that is usually done for any type of press) and there was no hesitation in answering anything. Craig David is the most candid male artist I have ever interviewed -- but, as we know, the Brits are much more liberal.
Considering Mr. David has many gay rumors and a male R&B artist has never reach out to the gay community, I think it's brave of him. Maybe this will make others comfortable...
Omarion? Actually, naw, the straights can have Omarion! Click below for the story...
Craig David: Brits Do It Better
Click here to purchase the album, Trust Me.
Labels: Interviews, Sexuality
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