If you want someone to play with go and find yourself a toy...tell it like it is! -Aaron Neville
What exactly is Tonex thinking? Where is B-Slade? Since his inglorious departure from gospel music Anthony Williams has done everything to suggest that he wants nothing to do with gospel music, the church or the gospel message he used to preach.
Hey, don't we know you...?
So why is he now photobombing gospel superstars like Tye Tribbett and others? The answer is more surprising than the question, Tonex is planning a return to gospel music: please hold your applause! Truer mysteries have never been told...Tonex is returning to gospel music! On his journey “back” to gospel music, the musical mastermind has yet to backtrack on his railing accusations and deplorative depravity that escorted him from the zenith of the industry into the throes if the underground R&B/ homosexual entertainment industry.
On a personal level, I feel this way. If the students want to boycott, that's their right. However, none of them own the patent to Christianity. If this is how Tonex wants to express his faith, then more power to him. It's refreshing to see an openly gay black gospel singer, especially in light of the rumors that so many black male gospel singers are in the closet. -Black Tsunami
Love don't live here anymore!
Tonex’s return is met both with optimism, confused unbelief and downright ‘are you crazy’? Gospel music listeners are still in recovery from the heartbreak suffered at the hands of the genre’s premiere artist. To unceremoniously and unapologetically prance, saunter and sashay back into the lives of listeners is hedonistic at the root and has caught the ire of students at historic Howard University.
As a Christian, homosexuality is wrong. I don’t support it and I’m glad so many students are standing up and rejecting this concert also. -Curtis Montgomery, Howard University student
Tonex’s comeback is scheduled for this Sunday, September 15th at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. A group of students on campus at the historically black university have taken it upon themselves to postpone the comeback and end it before it begins.
He’s confused. One second he says he’s not gay then does a tour and says he is. He said he quit gospel but then comes out and says he’s not finished with Christian music yet. He needs to sit down somewhere. Angela Powell, Howard University Grad student
He 'fell' and bumped his head...
Tonex is one of the most gifted artists and ingeniuous producers on the planet. He is in the class with Michael Jackson and Prince. Remember when Tonex played all the instruments on the "Out the Box" DVD? Prince did the same thing in "Sign O the Times" Those three gentlemen have impacted the music industry in ways that have reshaped the industry. Tonex’s “Out the Box” took gospel listeners on a journey that has yet to be rivaled and the industry has held out quiet hope that he would someday return (to his senses and first love, Christ).
Let's be clear, R&B singers hold on to their gospel roots and sing gospel music all the time. Whitney Houston did it, Kelly Price has recorded a gospel album, Dave Hollister and Eric Roberson are a part of United Tenors, but no artist has ever disrespected gospel music, the church and Christ in such a way as Tonex has. This article isn't the run of the mill 'hate' article, it's one that's asking for simple consideration.
What about you? Will you be looking out for Tonex’s return to gospel music? Comment below and share your thoughts!