Who is luther vandross dating
Either way, he had a slew of celebs and fans behind him, and sold a great deal of albums in the process.While Ocean may be the first R&B singer to openly talk about his preference (he never defined if he was gay or bisexual), in the past, some artists have waited to reveal their sexual preferences, had speculation surround them for their entire careers or had their sexuality used as a way to get attention.
Luther Vandross often makes decisions solely for emotional or personal reasons, because something "feels right" or because he has always done it a certain way and is uncomfortable acting otherwise.
And like those two similarly flamboyant and energetic performers, he was a master of hiding in plain sight, neither confirming nor denying what anyone with even moderately well-tuned gaydar knew anyway. Hall described the book: Any motions of love and/or romance are followed by the observation that Vandross has never revealed any of his beloveds’ names or gender.
So Seymour’s biography, Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross, dances around the question it can’t quite ignore. And while they are not traits exclusive to gay men, Vandross’s near-total immersion into his work, his fluctuating weight, his penchant for perfectionism (and his bitchiness when things don’t live up to his expectations), his love of flashy stage clothes and the color pink, his flare for interior design and his ownership and display of a homoerotic David Hockney painting, all strongly suggest someone who’s focused far too much time, energy and effort into submerging an aspect of himself that he doesn’t wish to deal with.
In a related note, imagine Luther as a guest star on album: he co-wrote the classic “Fame” with Bowie and John Lennon.
• Vandross was an in-demand backup singer, having recorded with Bette Midler, Ringo Star, Chic and even on the Barbra Streisand-Donna Summer duet “No More Tears (Enough is Enough).” • He helped the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin launch a huge comeback in 1982 by writing and producing her hit album .