Stephen Gately interested in duet with Eminem

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com April 17 2001 12:00 AM ET

The [London] Sunday Mirror reports that gay Boyzone member Stephen Gately is interested in recording a duet with white rapper Eminem. Gately, whose coming-out has done little to tarnish his boy-band image, revealed he’d happily ditch the nonthreatening persona to sing with the controversial star. Gately opines, “I don’t know if he’s homophobic or not, but I’ve no grudge. I think he’s hyped up a lot.… He’s probably very quiet.”