Where's The Black Brat Pack?

Tisha and Duane On Gay Rumors

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Actress Tisha Campbell and Duane Martin have been married for eleven years. Despite the longevity of their marriage, many still speculate that Martin and Will Smith – who’s married to Jada Pinkett Smith – are secret lovers. Here’s what they had to say about all the gossip:

Essence.com: Bloggers even wrote that Duane and longtime friend Will Smith are an item?

T.M.: (Laughs) Our theory is that it’s really a slave mentality. Whenever the Black community has leaders, potential leaders or a family unit, we emasculate them. You don’t ever see them do that to Ben Affleck or Matt Damon. They can be friends, and be powerful individually or collectively and do amazing things.

D.M.: It’s a Brat Pack when White people do it.

Essence.com: So how is it different when it comes to Black men?

T.M.: When two brothers are successful or have influential and powerful friends, we have to emasculate them. On the real, we even did it to Oprah and Gayle.

On the real, we still think Will Smith’s gay.