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Clive Davis comes out as bi in new memoir

He's only a billion years old. Still, late is always better than never.

by Anonymousreply 9002/20/2013

Well, sur-prise, sur-prise, sur-prise...

by Anonymousreply 102/19/2013

I thought he was gay.

At this point, though, why not just come out?

Maybe he is bi.

Good ear; one of the last A&R greats.

by Anonymousreply 202/19/2013

Bi my ass - more like flat-out gay.

So sick of these people who wait until they're almost dead to come out of the closet. What wimps.

by Anonymousreply 302/19/2013

Comes out? Ewww, put him back in, lock the door and throw out the key AND QUICK.

by Anonymousreply 402/19/2013

better late than never

by Anonymousreply 502/19/2013

And if Whitney really was gay, I'm sure he was one of the ones who encouraged her to stay in the closet as well.

These closet cases are pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 602/19/2013

Clive with Whitney, obviously before she was packaged:

by Anonymousreply 702/19/2013

After a period of "soul searching and self-analysis," Davis separated from his second wife in 1985, and says that he went on to have simultaneous relationships with two women and a man. In 1990, he entered into a "monogamous relationship" with a male doctor, who is not named in the book. Although that relationship ended in 2004, Davis says he has been in a subsequent relationship with another man ever since."

Better to come out at 80 than when you're dead I guess. Funny how he seems to have no trouble getting guys. The things money can get you.

by Anonymousreply 802/19/2013

Some music artists were able to come out without it ruining their careers, Elton John for example. But Davis was right to tell Whitney to stay closeted, she recorded cheesy MOR crap, her audience didn't have the sophistication to deal with her being a lesbian. It would've ruined her career.

by Anonymousreply 902/19/2013

Elton John had almost 20 years of making first impressions not as a gay man. First impressions are very important in creating bonds. Elton John would not have the career he has if he came out right at the beginning. There isn't a gay Usher, Justing Bieber etc. where people knew they were gay from the start and bought their music in the millions. There is still a big issue with homosexuality with straight people. Whitney's entire career was about 29 years and it was on the skids for the last 15 years.

We all know he isn't attractive. He likely does too. He's not putting himself out there as an epitome of beauty. Focus on what he's accomplished.

From the article it says "bisexual life" which would be correct. However, we all know now that he gets hard for men.

by Anonymousreply 1002/19/2013

But Usher IS gay.

by Anonymousreply 1202/19/2013

I think that what r10 is saying is that Usher is closeted and wouldn't have had the same career as an out gay person.

by Anonymousreply 1302/19/2013

r10, Elton came out as "bi" in a Rolling Stone interview in 1976, which was 6 years after his first hit. Yes that wasn't coming out as "gay" but it was as close as any major star had come at that time. And everyone knew he was really just gay, he was nearly as flamboyant as Liberace. His career did suffer a decline at the time, but only because it coincided with him recording less commercial material. Still he remained a top 40 presence, and eventually came back big with "Im Still Standing" in 1983.

by Anonymousreply 1402/19/2013

Is Usher the one that Frank Ocean had the thing with?

by Anonymousreply 1502/19/2013

Good on him, coming out late better than never.

by Anonymousreply 1602/19/2013

He could have swayed the general public's favor towards gay acceptance with his actions, but instead he preferred to make profits and keep the general public ignorant and homophobic.

by Anonymousreply 1702/19/2013

He's a horrible individual.

by Anonymousreply 1802/19/2013

r6 - ty.

by Anonymousreply 1902/19/2013

Por que los homosexals siempre feo? Por que no pueden ellos estar caliente?

by Anonymousreply 2002/19/2013

r20 go fuck yourself.

by Anonymousreply 2102/19/2013

Maybe he will inspire those other music mogul closet queens to come out. Like Quincy Jones, Russell Simmons, P Diddy and Jay Z.

by Anonymousreply 2202/19/2013

I thought of a naked woman once. That makes me bi.

by Anonymousreply 2302/19/2013

Usher fucks Beiber in the boy puss.

by Anonymousreply 2402/19/2013

Did someone mention Rupert..

by Anonymousreply 2502/19/2013

He better stay clear of Whitney when he croaks,

by Anonymousreply 2602/19/2013

Not exactly a surprise, but at least he finally went public about it.

by Anonymousreply 2702/19/2013

No surprises. Even Iggy Pop outed Clive in his own memoirs years ago.

by Anonymousreply 2802/19/2013

Clive has dated men exclusively since 1985. That seems to stretch the "bi" definition a bit. Like I took a girl to my high school prom...

by Anonymousreply 2902/19/2013

"There isn't a gay Usher, Justing Bieber etc. where people knew they were gay from the start and bought their music in the millions."

I beg your pardon?

by Anonymousreply 3002/19/2013

Better late then never...but not much better. He could have come out 20 years ago, who would have cared? Geffen came out, so why not Davis?

by Anonymousreply 3102/19/2013

r17, I agree.

by Anonymousreply 3202/19/2013

Mother's mussy is writhing like a salted slug, envisioning this hot number cinching down his Depends!

by Anonymousreply 3302/19/2013

[quote]Clive has dated men exclusively since 1985. That seems to stretch the "bi" definition a bit. Like I took a girl to my high school prom...

Exactly.

by Anonymousreply 3402/19/2013

And this news needed to be announced? Like somebody out there really thought he was straight, especially after meeting the creepy fuck?

by Anonymousreply 3502/19/2013

My straight phase signees: Sprinsteen, Chicago, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith

My bi phase signees: Laura Nyro, Carly Simon, Lou Reed, Pink

My gay phase signees: Kelly Clarkson, Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Toni Braxton

My double anal penetration phase signees: Dionne Warwick, Ace of Base, Expose

by Anonymousreply 3602/19/2013

BUMP

by Anonymousreply 3702/19/2013

Clive Davis got his boys the same way Bryan Singer gets his. With unlimited drugs and promises of stardom. Anyone who ever ran into Davis on Fire Island knew the way he worked- as a predator.

by Anonymousreply 3802/19/2013

I used to think what's the point of being someone if he didn't want me back...so when I'd hear about powerful mean using their influence to get hot guys in bed, I'd think it was so sad.

why not just rent the dick rather than manipulate it.

by Anonymousreply 3902/19/2013

Will Young has been out since he won the UK "Pop Idol" show and his album sales have been estimated a 8 million.

by Anonymousreply 4002/19/2013

Clay Aiken's been out for 5 years and his album sales are around 7 million WW.

by Anonymousreply 4102/19/2013

For men of a certain age, often times "bi" is the new gay.

But make no mistake, they're gay--and not bi. They just cannot admit it.

by Anonymousreply 4202/19/2013

He said on The View that he's still "attracted" to women, so he's bi. You could say it's like how Richard Simmons is "attracted" to Barbra Streisand.

by Anonymousreply 4302/19/2013

You mean like the Rosie O'Donnell is attracted to Tom Cruise type of bi?

by Anonymousreply 4402/19/2013

So Usher, La Reid are few of his exes right?

by Anonymousreply 4502/19/2013

r45 - Usher? He's 80. Maybe LA Reid.

by Anonymousreply 4602/19/2013

He doesn't have the years left Ricky Martin and Elton John had to change their minds. He also has an ex wife and kids whose feelings he's probably trying to protect. Let's just accept it, it'll say he was bi in his obituary.

by Anonymousreply 4702/19/2013

He was hiring renboy's in the 70's.

by Anonymousreply 4802/19/2013

R40 No one (or very few people) state(s) orientation in an obit. Just survived by beloved Labradoodle "Mitzi" and Ming vase collection.

by Anonymousreply 4902/19/2013

High powered gays are always 'a good thing.'

by Anonymousreply 5002/19/2013

The man says he's bi, so he's bi.

He's been in a long term gay relationship. Still doesn't take away him being bisexual. That's his label, let him keep it. It's not like his going around saying he's gay while having sex with women.

by Anonymousreply 5102/19/2013

It's interesting that his memoir hits shelves one week shy of the one year anniversary of Whitney Houston's death. User.

by Anonymousreply 5202/19/2013

What has the release of his memoir got to do with Whitney's death anniversary? She was responsible for how she lived and how she died. And her family used and exploited her far more than he ever did.

by Anonymousreply 5302/19/2013

Why does someone with more money than God and likely only minutes left to live need to write a book?

by Anonymousreply 5402/19/2013

Who wants to hear about Clive Davis' sex life?

No one! Distasteful today to see Clive on Katie Couric's talk show talking about his bisexuality and attractions. Too much information!

He is age 80 and unattractive. No one wants info on his sex life nor to picture his sex life as he talks about it.

He may be attracted to women, but I bet he would never have a relationship with a woman at this point nor would any women be atracted to him except maybe for his money and rich life style.

by Anonymousreply 5502/19/2013

70-80% gay

by Anonymousreply 5602/19/2013

my only question is- is he a top or a bottom?

by Anonymousreply 5702/19/2013

How many new artists did he tell to bend over and when they refused he destroyed them.

by Anonymousreply 5802/19/2013

Who wants to have skeletal sex with me? I'm usually into women but can be persuaded.

by Anonymousreply 5902/19/2013

100% gay. He is older than dirt though, and he probably still thinks he's in the 70s Elton John land of "if I say I'm bi, it's not as bad".

by Anonymousreply 6002/19/2013

Did anyone see the overhead shot of his scalp on the "Katie" show today> WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT? It looked like he was wearing a fake scalp cap. No bald man's scalp, even at 80, looks like that.

It was disgusting and creepy.

by Anonymousreply 6102/19/2013

"What has the release of his memoir got to do with Whitney's death anniversary?"

I'm sure it was, and it planned by the publisher.

by Anonymousreply 6202/19/2013

r55 - You sound like the typical homophobic idiot who thinks that being gay or talking about being gay means graphic descriptions of sex acts. Do you think that's what Katie was asking him about? Grow up.

[quote]He may be attracted to women, but I bet he would never have a relationship with a woman at this point nor would any women be atracted to him except maybe for his money and rich life style.

He has a long term partner. He didn't 'settle' for a man because no woman would have him. Are you an Aspie by any chance?

by Anonymousreply 6302/19/2013

R63, you take the prize for convoluted, irrational, unreasonable, faulty thinking, strange accusatory weird posts.

by Anonymousreply 6402/19/2013

Bi, so that's what they are calling latent homosexuality now?

by Anonymousreply 6502/19/2013

"Maybe he will inspire those other music mogul closet queens to come out. Like Quincy Jones, Russell Simmons, P Diddy and Jay Z"

Quincy Jones is gay? Since when?!

by Anonymousreply 6602/19/2013

"He may be attracted to women, but I bet he would never have a relationship with a woman at this point nor would any women be atracted to him except maybe for his money and rich life style."

But you think men WOULD be attracted to him? Women love old, rich guys.

by Anonymousreply 6702/19/2013

Sludge provider Clive's eyes are black pits.

by Anonymousreply 6802/19/2013

Anyone have his number?

by Anonymousreply 6902/19/2013

Funny all these posts here claiming they are not surprised that he is gay. I have NEVER seen Clive Davis's name come up in any threads on Datalounge about him being gay.

by Anonymousreply 7002/19/2013

R63 It kind of dawned on me a couple of years ago. I never really thought about it. But then Whitney started to make her comeback and he was all over that. Then I read somewhere he had been single for over 25 years and was known for his fabu parties. So that was a clue. Funny how he never let on about his long term relationships.

by Anonymousreply 7102/19/2013

It did come up quite a bit in the Whitney threads last February, R70. People were accusing him of being one closeted person putting pressure on another to remain closeted.

by Anonymousreply 7202/19/2013

R70 Have you been hiding under a rock for let's say the last five years!It looks like an insider intimated that he was out to his family already.

Clive also claimed that he was involved with two women and a man after his second marriage. That's stretching things a bit. One of the girls was a she/it/he/thing that looked like a cross between Mango and Pat from SNL. As for the other girl, it was a paid beard who had an absolutely mannish face.She also could have been a guy in disguise as well.

by Anonymousreply 7302/19/2013

[quote]when I'd hear about powerful mean using their influence to get hot guys in bed, I'd think it was so sad.

I agree. You would never see me trying anything like that.

by Anonymousreply 7402/19/2013

r64 - And yet you haven't refuted anything. Are you the LeeAnn Rimes troll? Your overuse of adjectives and oddball reasoning seems familiar.

by Anonymousreply 7502/20/2013

R63, R75, you are the one with completely oddball weird reasoning. I did not say anything at R55 which describes what you supposedly ascertained at R63.

Your ability to ascertain the meaning of what has been written is non-existent and very faulty.

by Anonymousreply 7602/20/2013

Clive Davis' last words to Katy Couric today were "If my current relationship (which is with a man) were ever to end, I am still attracted to women."

Nowhere did I say or imply that he only 'settled' for a man because he could not get a woman.

I just think he is predominantly gay.

by Anonymousreply 7702/20/2013

"I have NEVER seen Clive Davis's name come up in any threads on Datalounge about him being gay."

I read it here going way back, long before Whitney's death. I didn't care one way or another, but I DID read it.

by Anonymousreply 7802/20/2013

I'd like to know what he says about Whitney, he knew her better than anyone else in the industry.

by Anonymousreply 7902/20/2013

I think P. Diddy is gay but I wouldn't have any idea about the rest.

Why are there sooo many gay people in show business?

by Anonymousreply 8002/20/2013

[quote] Why are there sooo many gay people in show business?

Sequins!

by Anonymousreply 8102/20/2013

R80 We gay folk are super creative. We love the arts,music ,film,the stage in a different and more unique way than straight people do.

by Anonymousreply 8202/20/2013

[quote] Why are there sooo many gay people in show business?

Money? No. Fame? No. Himbos waiting in front of dressing rooms? YES!!

by Anonymousreply 8302/20/2013

And yet the people here at datalounge never miss a chance to insult Adam Lambert who had the balls to NEVER be in the closet.

I don't get you at all.

by Anonymousreply 8402/20/2013

R84, we don't care.

by Anonymousreply 8502/20/2013

I never insulted Adam Lambert, he's cute.

by Anonymousreply 8602/20/2013

Did anyone say who Clive Davis is taking care of right now?

by Anonymousreply 8702/20/2013

r 66

by Anonymousreply 8802/20/2013

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by Anonymousreply 8902/20/2013

How brave. How noble. Who cares?

by Anonymousreply 9002/20/2013
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