Singer Tweet Was On Way To Becoming An R&B Diva But Feared Lesbian Life Would Come To Surface

Posted on Nov 26 2013 - 3:39pm by Funky Dineva

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It goes without saying that Tweet has one of the most unique voices of our time. Undoubtedly, mama can sing. That being said and Tweet being on her way to Unsung, it was a no brainer that Tweet would be a viable candidate for R&B Divas Atlanta. Well production felt the same way and began courting Tweet. They met with Tweet on multiple occasions but for whatever reason there was no real thunder there. One person close to production said “quiet as its kept, they met with her… And apparently they’re still sleep from the boredom”. Another source said “we actually love Tweet, she seems a bit guarded though.”  Well I ran into a friend of Tweet’s that had a few insights on the situation. Catch these T’s

So apparently Tweet is/was a closeted lesbian. This is a part of her life that she is not particularly ready to share with the world. The guardedness that tweetmissy_hmembers of production felt was Tweets attempt to display some character that really wasn’t her. Because in preliminary meetings members of production were unable to connect with her spirit, they passed on her.

Enters Latavia Roberson (former Destiny’s child Member). Chile….. is all I’m going to say about that. I know all that Destiny’s Child talk may be juicy, but i though the prerequisite to being on the show was the ability to sing. I’m not saying Latavia can’t sing, but I am saying she is the only former Destiny’s Child member who has yet to prove to the world that she could.

If y’all want some Nicci Gilbert and Faith Evans Tea, they will not be returning to the show at all. In addition, the way they’re contracts were written, the network no longer has to give them any kind of attribution or coins as it relates to the show. The network is currently trying to decide how they are going to move forward in terms of giving them credit…

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  1. Anonymous February 22, 2015 at 5:10 am - Reply

    LaTavia is also the only former Destiny’s Child member that hasn’t released any solo material….

  2. YazLee December 26, 2013 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    It was no secret that she was gay, it was actually rumored at the time that she was fooling around/dating Missy… I’m from France and used to read R&B magazines a lot at the time and well… it was mentioned in the first ever article i read about Tweet. So it was either an open secret or people just like to be shocked for nothing nowadays.

  3. SmokinCigaretteswhileshedancestooopsohmy December 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Hmmm,, Still have a crush on the Southern Hummingbird.

  4. Shakirah Elliott December 8, 2013 at 2:28 am - Reply

    It don´t matter I want music okay!!!!!

  5. Charisma Nikita December 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Oh wow!

  6. Lodak December 1, 2013 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Nicci and Faith must be cashin “Trump checks” for being removed from R&B Divas’ future profits.

    Speaking of fake/boring reality show folk, paint drying is more entertaining than Latocha Scott.

  7. Honey Love December 1, 2013 at 11:55 am - Reply

    secret … I’ve known tweet was gay since “Oops on my” that had been came out and soon after the bomb was dropped she did as well, dropped right off the scene ….. she may as well let the world in and get that money its time like nobody cares if you’re gay and if you care so much then you shouldn’t be doing it if you got to hide it everything that goes on in the dark come out into light eventually … no shade tho…. but cameras and airing dirty laundry aint for everybody

  8. Inquiringminds December 1, 2013 at 9:27 am - Reply

    I find it highly hypocritical that you FUNKY DINEVA ,was so up in arms about the transgender man ousting that DJ, but here you are trying to outst a female? Whats the difference in what he did then what you just did?

    • Lodak December 1, 2013 at 9:23 pm - Reply

      Cosign!

    • Anonymous December 2, 2013 at 6:18 am - Reply

      Befor you rush and call people hypocrites, please note that you cant out someone who is already out. This bish been gay and FYI Funky does not make the news, she just reports them OKAY *inmyfunkydvoice*. Have a seat!

      • Glamours Geek December 9, 2013 at 3:41 pm - Reply

        Yasssss! READ Hunty!

  9. bbzoom November 30, 2013 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    People been speculating on Tweet for years. Not sure if people really care one way or the other but I understand her wanting to maintain her privacy.

    Leave Latavia alone. None of Destiny’s Child’s members can sing. She can’t be any worse than the rest of them. Te ability to sing is not a prerequisite to be a singer anymore.

  10. YourNameHere November 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Missy Elliot didn’t turn Tweet out. Everyone who attended East HS in Rochester, NY and kicks it with her family knows about her history WAY before she broke into the industry. Like most celebrities, she may not want the world to know her “Tea”, which she’s really never been TOO messy about or had it reported openly in the tabloids. Speculated rumors vs. verifiable facts are COMPLETELY different creatures.

  11. Anonymous November 28, 2013 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Now y’all know Missy been turning Talented Bitches Out. That’s Hehehehehehe How they got ON!

    • Anonymous November 28, 2013 at 9:37 am - Reply

      Yes! They was Gettin In down to the studio.

    • Glamours Geek December 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm - Reply

      LMAO! DEAD TO THE BED!

  12. RB November 27, 2013 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Well, How do we even know this is true???

  13. Too Carefree November 27, 2013 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    who cares tweet…. smh she tripping

  14. Angel Trinity November 27, 2013 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Izzy D Wash true true these days its all good. Be you Tweet!

  15. Izzy D Wash November 27, 2013 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Who the fuck care´s everybody is doing what they won´t to do now days

  16. Anonymous November 27, 2013 at 2:54 am - Reply

    “I got a 5 in my pocket, gonna buy me some gin” That is my SHIT! Damn that girl can sing, its a damn shame she is worried about mess that nobody got time for. She was about to get herself a donation and she passed it up, Bish Bye!

  17. Eric Jones November 27, 2013 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Shes not ready to out it to the world.. then you just out her on your blog… not cute “quiet as its kept”

    • Anonymous November 27, 2013 at 3:05 am - Reply

      “As quiet as its kept” it was no secret. Neva didnt out nobody, she does not make the news she just reports them. Have SEVERAL!

      • randomnone November 29, 2013 at 6:10 pm - Reply

        I didn’t know it and it’s in poor taste.. Funky is gay, he should understand how this is hurtful to others. Unless of coz Tweet made him out her like evilyn called TMZ with her pregnancy story

        • urright December 1, 2013 at 3:21 am - Reply

          You’re right this shit is tacky. Funky just reinforces that messy unhappy queen stereotype. If this is even true it’s her truth to tell. Not some
          bald-headed man in a dress.

          • Anonymous December 2, 2013 at 6:26 am -

            Y’all kill me. you have so much to say about Q being gay as if he was hiding that fact about himself and call him “bald-headed man in a dress” on his own blog which nobody forced you to visit.

            I love me some Neva honey and SHE can say whatever the fuck she wants to on HER blog coz i have more than a feeling that she is smart enough to know that saying shit you cant back up can and will get her into a lot of trouble which she has no time for. You dont like it….LOG OUT.

  18. M&M November 27, 2013 at 1:38 am - Reply

    Am I the only one who feels like it’s wrong to out celebrities like this? I do feel that celebrities and especially black celebrities should be out and visible, but it should be their decision when to do so. I mean it even says in the article “So apparently Tweet is/was a closeted lesbian. This is a part of her life that she is not particularly ready to share with the world. ”

    But with that said everyone in the comments seems to be positive and supportive overall.

    • randomnone November 29, 2013 at 7:16 pm - Reply

      I agree with you

  19. jilly bean November 27, 2013 at 12:53 am - Reply

    Don’t try 2 pull it Miss Twat! You so far out da closet you is on da front porch. Oops, …da Southern Hummingbird is out da cage, …oh my. I looked over to da left & Twat, Miss Genuwine, & Mister Missy was havin freaky threesome love affair back in da 00’s. The only one who musta forgot is Twat. X musta been a helluva drug back then. They were high & in love. Mr. Missy “just wanna be the perfect match, you dont even hafta ask.”

    • Anonymous November 27, 2013 at 3:02 am - Reply

      “You so far out da closet you is on da front porch”_________________________________________________________________DEAD to the keyboard

  20. hotlantaboss November 26, 2013 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Ironically there are 69 comments so far!

  21. Big Sue November 26, 2013 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    I will miss Faith, but I am glad that linebacker Nicci is out!

  22. Morshalee November 26, 2013 at 9:46 pm - Reply
  23. Anonymous November 26, 2013 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Latavia sang the first verse on Destiny Child’s “Sweet Sixteen” record off of the “The Writing On the Wall” album.

  24. Tiffani Speller November 27, 2013 at 1:47 am - Reply

    I thought everybody knew that she and missy were together? Shrug

  25. Kae Rich November 27, 2013 at 1:22 am - Reply

    What…..lesbian????

  26. Kimberly Price November 27, 2013 at 1:03 am - Reply

    She close to missy Elliot….ooops there goes my shirt up over my head…oh my…secrets out girl. I hate when people fear coming out the closet when the doors on the closet are made of glass with a Windex finish!

  27. Shekinah Sealy November 27, 2013 at 12:53 am - Reply

    WOW her bravery is truly admirable, now lets support her by buying her album to show it doesn´t matter.

    (:::cough, both Will Smith and his wife Jada:::cough). I have no problem with artists hiding it though, unless you´re trying to date them, it´s not our responsibility to force a coming out speech that will lead to artists losing money. We can´t expect every artist to have the full speech until we stop being homophobes, in my opinion.

  28. Berry Burberry Black November 27, 2013 at 12:16 am - Reply

    wtf

  29. Jay Bostic November 27, 2013 at 12:02 am - Reply

    Xavier Everette Carr

  30. Blake Ranking November 27, 2013 at 12:01 am - Reply

    I feel where she´s coming from, but hell, her first song was about how gorgeous the female body is and had Missy Elliott on the track!!!! She was giving us lesbian T´s all day!!!!

  31. Cierra Evans November 26, 2013 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    ^^ yes i agree i still be listening go her old stuff and some of her lateset music too..she still hot it..love her soulful harmonies and music

  32. Denise Clark November 26, 2013 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    I use to love me some Tweet.. I still listen to Southern Hummingbird.. One of my fave albums of all time..

  33. Stephani Burton November 26, 2013 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Troy Wood

  34. Honeybush Arts November 26, 2013 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Really now? Her voice is the only thing that I was into, yet this is interesting to learn.

  35. Rivers Mary November 26, 2013 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    THE CAT´S “MEOW!”

  36. MzToya BeBe Banks November 26, 2013 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    Chile put the cheeeezze on cracker»»»»
    Tweet is stunting FrFr. She made a song about lesbos so it was not any secret. Futher more Tweet can sang but so can many. She put this out as a publicity stunt looking for a sympathetic come back. #ShadeButton… She is so early 00´s & needs to fall back Jack its so many talented artist in the industry that are making music!

  37. Kay Musonda November 26, 2013 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Her voice is so bomb x

  38. Malika Murray-Grant November 26, 2013 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    @Mavis lmao….just like Prince turnt Tevin out..lol

  39. Ontell Kwisatz Haderach Babbitt November 26, 2013 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    yall late , back when two way pagers were hot , I worked at Skytel , we would go through everyone´s ´texts´ and baaaby , Missy and Tweet , and Missy and Trina had the best ones …LOL

    • Anonymous November 27, 2013 at 6:44 am - Reply

      Messy LOL

  40. Toya Imdaone Marie November 26, 2013 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    MC lyte I didn´t know she were gay

  41. Lawanda MsSarcasm Dumas November 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    ^ HELL I DIDNT KNOW & BESIDES MONIFA IS GAY & SHES ON THE SHOW SO W.T.F..TWEET?? o.O

  42. Kristin ´KP´ Powell November 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    But everyone knew she was gay!

  43. Samira Edwards November 26, 2013 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    People who keep saying she left the industry dont seem to know that she was still in the industry. She just started doing vocals for a lot of people and I heard she even wrote a few tracks too. Anyway i would love to see her on TV again and dont nobody care about her being a lesbian. Its her life and thats all that matters

  44. Ty Neshia Jackson November 26, 2013 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    It already did years ago , who cares

  45. Ben Walker II November 26, 2013 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    I don´t care if she´s a lesbian, she´s the song bird; I want to hear her sing…I want new material

    • Everybody Loves Gladys November 27, 2013 at 3:24 pm - Reply

      YASSS! Well said Mr. Walker! Tweet and Nicole Wray are two artists I always thought could BLOW…

  46. Sharon Young November 26, 2013 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Her fear stopped her progress. Sounds like a personal problem. Too bad she didn´t just focus on the music.

  47. Jennie Walker November 26, 2013 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Well alright…

  48. Nikki Brown November 26, 2013 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Seriously who cares if she is or isn´t gay look at Elton John….

  49. Mavis Wiggins November 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Missy turnt the bitch out.

  50. Melanie King-Wilson November 26, 2013 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    You are so messy but I love it!!!

  51. Trei T. Tops November 26, 2013 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    I didn´t know she liked the fish, but anyhow I love her voice. Very talented. I´d still support her ☺️. Tell her we´re HERE FOR IT (her voice lol)

  52. Marcel November 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    I am happy for LaTavia… I am sorry it is harder for our darker sisters to make it in the industry… so I am glad she is giving some lime light to prove that she as talented as her old band members

    Check out debut single “Dare” by new artist Marcel
    http://youtu.be/UjNYIt2znVo

    • Anonymous November 27, 2013 at 2:58 am - Reply

      You AND Marcel tried it! I couldnt even make it pas 0:40 seconds. Im not here for this. NEXT!

      • DarlingNicki November 27, 2013 at 8:01 am - Reply

        LMFAO!!!

    • Toni-n-Philly November 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      WHAT THE HELL IS THIS SHIT!!!!! Everybody is not supposed to sing and yall just proved my point. Time to call the agency and get another temp job…because this ain’t it!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous November 28, 2013 at 9:10 am - Reply

      No Gawd!

  53. Lisa Wright November 26, 2013 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    All the Gays and Lesbians is the music industry please!!!! you better get on back and start your career back life is to short to be thinking about what people going to say or think!!!

  54. Julien November 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    Faith threw these bitches to the wolves and couldn’t be found. And now she won’t get paid. I wonder how she feels about Todd’s old mistress (Meelah) being on the show. Latavia is boring as fuck. I wonder why they haven’t reached out to Blu Cantrell. She can sing and she’s crazy.

    • Red November 27, 2013 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Meelah is Todd’s cousin, not mistress…… lol you people are reckless and messy, stick to what you actually KNOW, not what you “heard”….

  55. Candace Jones November 26, 2013 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Who cares??? She held herself back for nothing

  56. Cristie Parker November 26, 2013 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Who cares if she´s a lesbian! Be yourself Tweet and live YOUR LIFE and be happy!! People always judge. No one should do that!

  57. "CK" November 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    I’m an old lady, but you are telling me now that back then my gaydar was valid. I kinda felt that Missy “turned her out” for some reason. But that shouldn’t have stopped her from being herself. Doesn’t she know that so many people surround her who would support her in being herself? She had a beautiful voice. We’d really like to hear more of it. Nobody cares what she does in the privacy of her home.

  58. Joeneyce Cunningham November 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    If you don´t love you first, why should the public?? #self-confidence

  59. Dub Spot November 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Sooooo … why was her first hit single about lesbianic sex? I mean … she damn sure wasn´t trying to hide it IMO. O_O … Oops … oh my!

  60. Joeneyce Cunningham November 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    She´s dating a man now… :/ Is it a cover up?? Rhetorical questions… It wasn´t an issue then…. Her voice is amazing and that´s why I like her.

  61. Audri Moving Forward Singleton November 26, 2013 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Whatever Monifah already broke that ice chile cheese

  62. Courtney MkDiva Waldon November 26, 2013 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    i mean… who cares?! we love Tweet because she´s amazing, her being lesbian is her business. Love who you love.

  63. Rodney Jordan November 26, 2013 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Who cares if she is a lesbian.

  64. Dee Manuel Cloud November 26, 2013 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    LOL @ these comments! “We don´t care who has you smoking cigarettes at night.”

  65. Jav Anitra November 26, 2013 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    I love Tweet, I still listen to her daily.. Please put out some new music, a concert! Something!!

  66. Julie Jo Prejean November 26, 2013 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    Whatever ……luv this song still today …..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY8OOJUysdY&oq=tweet%20taxi&gs_l=youtube..0.5j0l5.7311.49896.0.51595.28.15.9.4.7.0.518.3033.0j12j2j5-1.15.0.eytns%2Cpt%3D-40%2Cn%3D2%2Cui%3Dt.1.0.0…1ac.1.11.youtube.aJiMJ1XVrTM

  67. La´Shae Prettyswole Blackwell November 26, 2013 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Cats out the bag nah

  68. Gwendolyn Gwendella Johnson November 26, 2013 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    I love the way she sings could care less about her personal business.

  69. Amore Coleman November 26, 2013 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Lol Annunaki Iamnotahuman Tucker-Ferguson how could you not?! Lol jk

  70. Elonte Lene November 26, 2013 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Chile^

  71. LilaLuv Levister November 26, 2013 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    She had a video w/ Trina some years back & they seemed real friendly behind the scenes & I said she was bout to be missing .The business was not ready for that then .

  72. Shaulo Protégé Joseph November 26, 2013 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    We all knew that Missy was tweeting in that twat.

  73. Annunaki Iamnotahuman Tucker-Ferguson November 26, 2013 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    MC Lyte is a lesbian????? Ieenknowit!!!

  74. Peninhandatalltimes Locke November 26, 2013 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    NO SECRET…

  75. Damon L Johnson November 26, 2013 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Being a lesbian has not hurt Missy, Latifah or Mc Lyte for that matter

  76. Joi ShowtimeSynergy Mitchell November 26, 2013 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    If she is indeed a closeted lesbian, shouldn´t it be her choice to come out versus a blog outing her?

  77. Kristin Nicole November 26, 2013 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    I thought we all knew??! Hmmph..

  78. April S. Suttles November 26, 2013 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Sexual preference is irrelevant to talent!

  79. MsCarrie Mcghee November 26, 2013 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Who didn´t think Missy was hittin that?? shit i did.

  80. Kareem Rashad November 26, 2013 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I´ll say this though: She was singing during the early 2000´s so her fear was legit for the time her career was taking off. We´ve come a long way since then but I think we have to remember timing.

  81. Briana Lee November 26, 2013 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    I love tweet, eff everything else she´s AMAZING!

  82. Patricia Whitfield November 26, 2013 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    ♡♡♡♡ Tweet…come on back…who cares about your sexual orientation….it´s the talent I (we) seek.

  83. Scorp Sweets November 26, 2013 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Well, Ms. Gilbert is no longer exec producer of anything except them gums.

  84. Elonte Lene November 26, 2013 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Don´t nobody care about her being no carpet muncher.

  85. Shar Day November 26, 2013 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    That´s so unfortunate. We don´t care who has you smoking cigarettes at night Tweet! We love you girl! A mess.

  86. Cynthia R. Johnson November 26, 2013 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    I liked her for her talent.. not her sexual orientation.

  87. Kareem Rashad November 26, 2013 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    But….she didnt know that we knew?! Like, girl we all knew. Is THAT why you stopped? Girl…we´ve been smoking cigarettes since you left.. Come on back and be gay girl. I mean hell you were produced my MISSY. C´mon.

  88. Tessa Spigner Thomas November 26, 2013 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Chile please nobody cared about your lesbian lifestyle. At least you would have been a rich lesbian.

  89. Tevina Chiffon Willis November 26, 2013 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    What? Chile please. That is a shame because she is a real talent.

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