Is Maxwell Gay?

Winston "Stone" Ford 07/14/2005 37 Comments

Message boards are buzzing with the news that Sony has delayed the release of Maxwell's new album, Black Summer's Night because it contains many homosexual overtones. Rumor is, the record company is concerned that Maxwell's latest effort will alienate his core female fan base.

Of course, this is all rumor and speculation. Ladies be assured: The official word from Sony is that Maxwell has delayed the album because he wasnts to rerecord and rearrange some tracks.

Maxwell has company in the gay rumor closet. These rumors have been spread about several hip hop artists, including D'Angelo, Glenn Lewis, Kanye West, and The Game.

  • http://beatsandrants.blogs.com Trent

    Ah, wasn't Maxwell linked up to a couple of white (European) fashion models? But Maxwell being gay shouldn't affect his appeal with the ladies. Max has an awesome voice and a good ear for sound. He could be the biggest flaming gay singer on the planet, as long as Maxwell croons such lovely balllads like “A Woman's Work” it won't really matter.

    D'Angelo is fat not gay.

    Glenn is a Canuck who recently almost went to jail for attempted manslaughter in Canada. I don't know any gay dudes who are gully like that.

    Kanye is not gay. I know a woman who went to one of his concerts and was proposition by 'Ye. Long story short: 'Ye wanted to girl to suck his pole, she said “No” and 'Ye went “Next!”

    The Game — who cares?

  • http://thecouchsessions.com Stone

    Actually, I haven't heard anything regarding Maxwell's European chicks, but its not like I've been trying to actively search either.

    Glenn Lewis – Damn, I can't see him on manslaughter charges. Dosen't fit the profile, but who knows. Cocaine is a helluva drug

    Kanye – I think the dude swings both ways, but as I've said before. I'm not actively searching to see if thats true.

    The Game – see Kanye

  • Frank

    Glenn Lewis gully? LOL.
    And even if he is, since when are gully dudes exempt from gayness? Ever heard the term homo-thug? Seen “American Me”?

  • Stone

    >Glenn Lewis gully? LOL.

    The only gully Canadians play hockey.

    Oh, and Omar from the Wire is the gulliest gay dude ever.

  • BLACQ

    MY OPINION IS THAT WHEN SOMEONE WANT TO GET NOTICE QUICK IS THE FIRST THING THEY DO IS ATTACK SOMEONE SIMILAR TO THEMSELF. MAXWELL //WEST///GAME//WHOEVER? DO YOURSELF A FAVORITE YO, LET THE RUMOR GO YO AND DO A HOT AZZ CD YO, BECAUSE THE BOTTOM LINE IS WHILE WHOEVER SPREADING THE RUMORS, SOMEONE ELSE IS TAKING YOUR PALCE YO//U PHEEL ME///WEST I THOUGHT IN YOUR INTERVIEW YOU WAS TALKING ABOUT A POSSIBILITY A RELATION THAT WAS HOMO//IF THAT TRUE WHO MADE YOU COME OUT WITH THE TRUTH////THE PERSON WHO YOU WAS TALKING ABOUT OR YOUR MOM/ BECAUSE YOUR WHOLE INTERVIEW SOUNDED LIKE A FEMALE SPEACH/////////BE SAFE///1

  • Warren A. Robinson

    I think that society in general, expecially the “black community,” should stop trippin about various points of sexuality. The fact is we were all created, by God and made for the same perpous. “The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,” is about “Sprititualilty,” not the “flesh.” Who singer: Maxwell is attracted to sexually isn't anybody's buiseness but his own. He's very much still a man regardless. God created Homosexauls, Bisexuals,and Transgender, The same as he created black, white, yellow, and red people. To procreate,and non procreate.

    • d

      Yes God did create all mankind but being gay is not ok with GOd- God does love gay people just like he loves straight people but he does not say being gay, transgender or bisexual is okay- it is an abominatio. I said God loves all poeple because God is love and as christians we are to love the sinner not the sin (aka- homosexuality). It is the same thig as saying, if your child lies to you you still love them but you hate the lies- you don’t stop loving because someone does wrong. You pray that they will stop the sin and try to help them out of it as much as you possibly can.

  • smoochies

    god didnt creat anybody gay,shut up.

  • ANK Funk

    i just can't wait for the “VOICE” to hit the airwaves, funk knows where the music of today is heading…imagine someone like Maxwell's voice performing on American orAustralian Idol…I'm from down under, I'd like to help educate the young about someone like him..Peace!

  • Anonymous

    man, do people got any betta shit 2 do than 2 make up shit about people bein gay. damn, maxwell ain’t gay, i some of ya’ll read his interviews u would know, as fo Kanye & Game, I don’t think so. It’s just some stupid shit fake ass people put out 2 ruin them

  • Anonymous

    Please people, before you go quoting what God does and doesnt do, pick up a bible and read it. How do I know you havent read it? Because the bible states how God feels about homosexuality. He loves the person, but doesnt like their homosexual lifestyle. 1 Corinthians 6, Verses 9-11. God did not create homosexuality.

  • Vega

    Oh please…..Come On Now, Gay Not Gay does it matter? If He/they arn’t Dip’n into you why do you care. The more important issue is thier music and creativity. It’s hard for me to grasp why (We) are still talking about what others do in thier own personal life. My tip to you is focus on who your dip’n into and let His/Thier music help set the mood….Be safe!

  • D Dub

    In response to Warren Robinson’s comment that “God created Homosexauls, Bisexuals,and Transgender…”; the aforementioned are LIFESTYLE CHOICES not genders, races, or ethnicities. Bottom line is Maxwell makes great music and needs to release another album!!

  • JT

    I am Maxwell’s greatest fan and i,d be bitterly disapointed if the rumors are true. coz I’ve always belived that that his music symbolysis who I am.

  • madmatter

    Nobody was created naturally gay,bisexual & what not…i’ve never seen or heard of a gay lion or leopard or bloody chicken,so stop lyin and do not mix religion(Christianity,Islam,etc.) with your sick sexual preferences, i said it ‘preferences’…suck a dick Bitch!

  • RP

    Maxwell Gay ???? No way I dont want to be hearing this ???? … anyhow roll on the new album .. CANT WAIT !!! is a long time over due !!!!

  • B

    O god how stupid!

    There are homosexual animals too you idiot. Read a book….or watching the Discovery Channel on TV is more within your capabilities.

    And who wrote the bible? God didn’t write the bible and neither did Jesus. It was created by man and changed by man over and over for 2000 years for political reasons.

    Please get educated.

  • Jsexy

    Listen Maxwell isn’t gay…Do you even hear what he talks about???People need to live and not be judged by us because (we) are not the ones that matter…Once we are no longer living.

  • D’Angelo Lino

    That is some retarded s***, people need to get their own lives and stop speculating about how others are living their’s. The man’s music is fly, and I’m excited to hear that he is coming out with something new. SO QUIT F******* IT UP WITH THESE RIDICULOUS COMMENTS!

  • The Voice of Reason

    Maxwell? Gay? Bullshit! Stop startin’ silly ass rumors ya’ll just hatin cause someone in the music industry has REAL TALENT!

  • The Mystic 1

    Straight up……..That’s what’s wrong with society now. Everybody got to fit into a mold in order to be recognized. If you are gay, ya gay… If ya straight, ya straight…… That Bisexual and Transgender crap is for those that are completely confused about themselves and want others to give them attention or feel sorry for them. Not this sister……Get mad, DONT Care!!! If you do not know what you want in a sexual relationship, that is not society’s duty or obligation to help you figure it out. I really feel that what every your choice is in dealing with sexual relations, it is your personal preference and you should be man enough and woman enough to handle the responsibility of the situation you present.

    As far as Maxwell, Kanye, The Game and Glenn Lewis goes, whether they are gay or straight, nobody really cares. These men are going to continue to sell records. Too many reporters and columnists stress the dumbest things and at the same time, are trying to do the same thing the 4 gentlemen are doing: to entertain and make money. We worrying about somebody being gay, but I know they aint worrying about no paychecks, a place to live, or their next meal……..

    “MESSAGE!!!!”

  • http://www.myspace.com/kiss_the_dragon The Voice of Reason

    COME ON PEOPLE GET A LIFE AND STOP BELIEVING THESE DUMB ASS RUMORS. WHOEVER BELIEVES THIS SHIT IS A DUMBASS TOO! MAXWELL IS AS STAIGHT AS A LASER BEAM SO YA’LL NEED TO STOP HATIN’. YA’LL YUST TRYING TO BRING DOWN MAXWELL CAUSE HE GOT REAL TALENT!

  • tiya

    yall better go somewhere and die on that dangelo being gay shit,because he is NOT!

  • Mango

    well i think that maxwell and glenn lewis have always seemed gay to me. why didi they say that about Game though? As for Kanye i think it’s just because of how he dresses.

  • Qwerty

    There’s a lot of gay animals, stop that sentimental drivel.

  • T

    “nobody was created naturally gay,bisexual & what not…i’ve never seen or heard of a gay lion or leopard or bloody chicken,so stop lyin and do not mix religion(Christianity,Islam,etc.) with your sick sexual preferences, i said it ‘preferences’…suck a dick Bitch!”

    In regard to that ill informed and uneducated response, homosexuality HAS been found in the animal kingdom. I’m not surprised you haven’t heard of it, from your reply I’d imagine you don’t read much. Research it for yourself. A gay person can’t change the fact that they are attracted to the same sex just as a heterosexual cannot be attracted to the same.

  • Chris

    1. Hommosexuality exists in nature. Some animals only have hetero relations for procreation only. So yes, it does exist in nature.

    2. Why is it God created everything, except for the things Christians hate? Why is it murderers can be defended with biology, but homosexuals only have choice?

    3. I don’t care if he humps men, women, or ham sandwiches. He is STILL the greatest singer to ever exist.

    4. Why don’t you stop judging him until after a rumor has become fact. If the rumor proves to be false, you guys are going to look like idiots.

  • Southern_Gal

    People said Prince was gay, but that’s totally not the case… Just cuz a guy takes care of himself and has sex appeal that MANY man wish they had, doesn’t make them gay…..

  • Gena

    Where are these “gay overtones” in his music? Rumors have implied that for a while. I hope a “sister” didn’t start the rumor because she was hatin’ on him for dating white women. He also tends to wear make-up when I wish he wouldn’t but that’s his preference and i hate when people say “it’s not important whether he/she is homosexual or not.” Maybe that person doesn’t think gay is “okay.” Especially if it is not true. I think it IS important to get your facts straight. Saying “who cares if he’s gay” only gives the rumor (LIE in this case) open air to flourish. You should care what the truth is and what the lie is or people will think it’s okay to lie about people with no consequences anytime they have a “feeling”, opinion or assume.

  • mike

    Well the latest i hear he is dating black irish singer laura izibor. She is on tour with him now. a bit young for him if you ask me, but she cute with that irish accent and all.

  • Me1226

    Well, I love Maxwell sexy ass. And have the biggest “Crush” on him, from the beginning. It would be a ashame if he is gay. Maybe he’s just a Metrosexual (pretty boy). xxfingerscrossedxx.

    As for the rest of them, The Game (sweet ass), even Neyo, and Trey Songs (from inside source), them niggas are definetly bi-sexuals!!! Doesn’t matter if they fuck girls.

    Don’t know about Kanye and Glen Lewis so I can’t speak on them. But it is 2009, and that shit is more common and more in the closet then ever. Don’t be fooled by an appearance.

  • touched

    The rumors about the “gay friendly lyrics” or “homosexual overtones” have been out there forever. It is total BS.

    Maxwell never had any trouble with his label; the only person that was holding up Maxwell’s music was Maxwell. Internet babies get a life, just because you read it on the Internet or repeat it on the Internet does not make it so.

    Why people feel the need to speculate about or comment on another person’s sexual orientation is completely beyond me considering the fact it doesn’t affect their lives in the least. Maxwell ain’t ever gonna be your boyfriend or your husband, he ain’t gonna steal your wife or your girlfriend so STOP hatin’.

    However, he is a wonderful artist who has created some of the best Neo-Soul and R&B of any generation and hopefully will continue to do so.

  • http://1novelidea.com novel idea

    Who cares!!!It should be about the music..THE MUSIC!!! The art yall. A decade gone and we still have to deal with this small s..t?! Nostradamus and the Maya’s say we only got 2 years left. Let’s all just do the damn thang.
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    I LOVE TCS!!!!!!!

    Happy Holidays

    1N

  • Me

    “2. Why is it God created everything, except for the things Christians hate? Why is it murderers can be defended with biology, but homosexuals only have choice?”

    Why is it that when someone speaks the TRUTH that comes from GOD’S WORD we’re being judgemental and intolerant?
    We are all God’s creations but all of us are not His children and His CHILDREN hate what He hates, which is SIN, plain and simple. Of course not the person. EVERYONE has a choice; anything anyone does or says is because they CHOOSE to; fornicate, lie, steal, cheat on their spouse, have sex with the same sex, murder, rape WHATEVER! IT’S A CHOICE! But the GOOD NEWS is that Jesus died for ALL those SINS committed by ALL MANKIND; past present and for people that aren’t even born yet! Receive the Lamb of God, JESUS; REPENT and be cleansed with the blood that was shed for you and me so you can be seen righteous in the eyes of the Father and have eternal life! Jesus died so we could live! It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or how long you’ve done it. At the end of it all OUR standards or what we “think” aint gonna mean a hill of beans because we’re ALL going to be judged by GOD’S standards so it’s all about what GOD has to say about it.

    And as far as gay animals, most scientists don’t even believe in creation and this world and universe was definitely CREATED BY GOD. :\ You might want to reconsider believing what they have to say about homosexuality in animals. Smh.

  • FoReel

    It’s pretty absurd reading the thread that everyone shares the same religion and spirituality. That’s pretty obnoxious, and assumptive. “I’m right.”, “No I’m right.”

    Wow all of y’all are truly experts in the field of human sexuality! Pfftt… whateva. Until you back your statements by sound evidence and critically understand historical perspectives of religiousity your statements are a fart in the wind as far as I’m concerned.

    Don’t you just love being fed information? That way, people get to think for us because we’re too stupid to do it ourselves! Like, the earth is flat. Or, people of color aren’t as smart as whites, or left handed people have a mental illness, or women who menstruate are dirty people, or wearing poly cotton is a sin, or eating shrimp is bad, or sacrificing your daughter is acceptable or… sexual variance and sexual spectrums doesn’t exist.

    Y’all make very good sheep. Just keep bah’ing… bahhhhh bahhhh… and repeat to yourselves “I’m not smart, I’m stupid, just tell me what to think… bahhhh bahhhh… okay I’ll go eat McDonalds now, okay I’ll buy that athletic shoe…” Y’all dumb asses when it comes to making statements about God. As long as it suits you, then sure, God said so.

    For the critical thinkers, attraction isn’t a choice. A lifestyle is whether I ‘choose’ to smoke or be a vegetarian. And what the heck is a hetero lifestyle? Making babies? Guess what… anyone can make babies regardless of sexual orientation. Statistically, most rapists, abusers, pedophiles, those with addictions, those who commit theft and murderers are heterosexual!!! Now since you think sexual orientation is a choice, then why choose being heterosexual? Oh geeze, gay people just want to share their lives with someone else and be left alone. Something wrong with that? And don’t get all bible thumper on me because I’ll pull out mine and you’ll most likely not be able to debate religious hypocrisy. Ohhh and gender identity isn’t a choice. Gender expression is a choice. And I don’t feel like writing about gender because you’ll spontaneously combust.

    If you want to quote your bible, I’ll quote my Christian bible whose interpretation is different. And I’m sure someone will bring out their bible, and it will yet again be a different interpretation. Until you study historical scriptures ‘for yourself’ and not fed information that’s subjective and then acknowledge social evolution, then we can actually have a worthwhile debate and discussion.

    I’m going to go eat ice cream now and listen to Maxwell on YouTube because God told me to.

  • money

    I think he’s gay. He’s all talking about some “ooo, daddy, daddy, submerge into me” on that Submerge within the light song. I don’t care, though. Luther was gay as hell, and so was freaky as Freddy Jackson, but that didn’t stop the ladies from throwin their panties on stage. Not gonna stop me from doing my thang to Black Summers Night, JEAH!

  • LukaBrazzi

    i dont think he is a faggot