Rumors about R&B legend JOHNNY GILL's sexuality have been around for a number of years.
Earlier this week, GILL clarified long time speculation that he and comedian EDDIE MURPHY were involved in a homosexual relationship during an interview with INSIDER's KEVIN FRAZIER.
GILL began by saying, "Let me make sure we're clear on something, whether you're being called gay, accused of being a thief, accused of anything, if somebody's lying or saying something that's not true, that just doesn't feel good."
The R&B vet went on to give several examples of how superstars with close friendships ended up in the midst of gay rumors.
"They said it about Oprah [Winfrey] and Gayle [King]. They said about Will [Smith] and Duane Martin, I guess we fit in the group of because we've always been tight," GILL explained.
GILL also mentioned how EDDIE MURPHY felt about the rumors.
"Eddie could care less about it. Anybody that knows Eddie knows that Eddie lives Eddie's life and he'll look at you straight up and tell you keep messing with me and I'll hit you with my wallet and knock you out and keep it rocking."