Patti LaBelle Reveals Why Luther Vandross Never Came Out as Gay Publicly
For years rumors about Grammy-award winning artist and music icon Luther Vandross‘ sexuality has been a topic that many people have spoken on as he never married and had no children.
During her visit to Watch What Happens Live earlier this week, legend Patti LaBelle, who was a good friend of Luther’s confirmed the allegations and shared why he never publicly commented on his sexual orientation:
“We talked about it. 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.”
“He had a lot of lady fans, and he told me that he just didn’t want to upset the world. … But it was hard for him.”