Johnny Gil Talks Gay Rumors And Eddie Murphy
Johnny Gill and Eddie Murphy have been dogged with rumors that they are engaged in a homosexual relationship for years. During a recent interview with The Insider’s Kevin Frazier, Johnny finally addressed the chatter about the nature of his relationship with the legendary comedian, saying, “Let me make sure we’re clear on something, whether you’re being called gay, accused of being a thief, accused of anything, if somebody’s lying or saying something that’s not true, that just doesn’t feel good.”
Acknowledging that he and Eddie are “tight”, Johnny cited examples of other close Hollywood friendships that have been the subject of gay rumors. “They said it about Oprah [Winfrey] and Gayle [King],” he said. “They said about Will [Smith] and Duane Martin, I guess we fit in the group of because we’ve always been tight.”
As for how Eddie feels about the rumors, the R&B singer added, “Eddie could care less about it. Anybody that knows Eddie knows that Eddie lives Eddie’s life and he’ll look at you straight up and tell you keep messing with me and I’ll hit you with my wallet and knock you out and keep it rocking.”
Check out Johnny’s comments in their entirety in the video below.