R&B Legend Tevin Campbell Officially Comes Out as Gay in Deleted Tweet, Puts Rainbows in Social Bios


90s R&B singer Tevin Campbell, known for his hit songs “Can We Talk,” “Tell Me What You Want Me to Do,” and “I’m Ready,” recently came out as gay in a now deleted tweet.


In the Tweet, user (_taylor305) stated, “My Mom keep telling me Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, and Tevin Campbell were gay.”


Campbell replied to the tweet with, “Tevin is”, along with a rainbow flag and a man with shades emoji.

Tevin Campbell comes out as gay deleted tweet

Campbell has now deleted the tweet however, all of his social media profile bios include a rainbow flag emoji, seemingly confirming his sexuality and that his tweet was factual.



Campbell was discovered at age 11 and at age 12 he signed to Warner. He then appeared on Jones’ Back on the Block project when he was 13.


Lauded as one of Quincy Jones‘ protégés, Campbell sang on Prince’s Graffiti Bridge soundtrack and dropped his debut album.


According to Rolling Stone, Prince and Campbell reconvened to work on four more songs that would end up on Campbell’s double-platinum second album, I’m Ready, including another hit, “Shhh.”


Over the years, many fans have speculated Tevin’s sexuality. Now, we’re happy that Tevin is walking in his truth. Welcome to the family Tevin, you’re officially a Gaye!