Five days after being "outed" across Twitter, the internets, and the gay-baiting black gossip blogs by his ex-boyfriend, singer/actor Terrell Carter finally emerges from his safe and undisclosed location to respond to ... the "gossip."
On Saturday, Carter, the uber-talented performer who co-starred in a number of Tyler Perry's "Madea" productions, was the top-billing in "The Lost Son." This was a gospel play at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center in Decatur, outside Atlanta. In a stirring rendition of "Never Would Have Made It", Terrell Carter improvises and sings he "never would have made it through the last five days and the gossip" without Jesus.
Okay. That's about the "gossip". What about the "truth"? Or is Carter still insisting in public he is very! straight!, while semi-publicly involved with men and a regular at gay clubs like The Abbey (comments)? Or does this pass for an an apology on the gospel musical circuit?
Radio Facts, the urban music industry blog, notes the irony: "[Carter] is going to the same people who make him hide ... for salvation? Perhaps they will do a gay exorcism on him now."
WHEN YOU JUMP, via AndresFlava, watch Terrell Carter's incredible and undeniable talent. It's too bad he cannot tell the audience, "It's true, but it doesn't change who I am. I still love Jesus and God loves me." Now THAT would change the conversation in the black church. Oh and while we're at it, maybe there will also be an explanation (or a song) for why Terrell Carter posed as homothug Raheim on the cover of the B-Boy Blues novels—finally confirms author James Earl Hardy—after he initially denying that too?