TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET? Young, fresh MC Does Diddy diddle dudes? Is Jay-Z a gay G? If these are the sorts of questions that keep you up at night, good news: A book coming out next year promises to reveal exactly which homies are homos.
Hiding in Hip-Hop: Confessions of a Down Low Brother in the Entertainment Industry is a memoir of "the author's life as a closeted homosexual working in the film and music industry and his relationships with other closeted homosexuals—film stars, rap artists, and music producers," according to Publishers Marketplace, which reported the sale of the book to Atria last week.
Author Terrance Dean is a former MTV producer and the founder of something called Men's Empowerment, a New York-based non-profit directed at helping men of color. Reached by phone, Dean declined to discuss the book, but a spokeswoman for the publisher said it will identify Dean's closeted exes without naming them. "Let's put it this way: You'll know who they are," she promised. "It's a no-holds-
barred look at Hollywood and hip-hop and who's living on the down-low."
And if you can't wait till next year to find out which MCs prefer pimps to hos, just tune into Wendy Williams. The New York DJ has "outed" just about every big name in rap, including Dr. Dre, Sean "Diddy" Combs, and Method Man.