Troop’s Lead Singer Made Bold Comment About Down-Low Gays In Music, Fans React

Posted On : February 10, 2017

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True lovers of 80s/90s R&B know exactly who is, but for those who need a quick breakdown or memory refresher, let us do the liberty of filling you in. Steve is the lead singer of the R&B group, Troop. They had us rockin’ and slow draggin’ back in the day to their many hits, including “Spread My Wings,” “Mamacita,” and two of our personal favorites, “All I Do Is Think of You” (J5 remake) and “I Will Always Love You.”

Now that we’re all up to speed on who Troop is, lets get into the bold statement Steve just made about gay men and down low brothas within the music industry. Bottom line is Steve is pissed off to the highest level of pissivity (that’s not a real world, but somehow perfectly descriptive of what we’re saying here). Steve, has been in the music game quietly making MAJOR bread behind the scenes ever since the mid-90’s with his songwriting and production skills. But that success doesn’t stop the fact that he still feels highly underrated and disrespected within the industry. He angrily expressed why that is, and apparently it has something to do with homosexuality in the music game. Scroll down to see what Steve vented about…

“F— THE INDUSTRY!” That’s what the Troop lead singer had to say about the music game recently. Steve posted a message on Instagram which read this:

Although Steve never fully explained who he was talking about, he seems to be implying that there’s some down low gay activity going on behind the scenes of the music industry, where some brothas are ‘sleeping their way to the top.’ Steve made it clear that he will never sell his soul by going against who he is – a straight man- just to get his music heard by the masses.

Let’s not get it twisted though, Steve Russell Harts’ music is heard by the masses through the many current music stars he’s worked with, including Chris Brown’s, Jordin Sparks, Faith Evans, Charlie Wilson, Ciara, and more.

But Steve’s referring to his album and the new music he’s also released with his fellow Troop members since 2014. Many may not have heard about it, but they deserve their just due because it’s solid R&B music.


Anyways, after Steve posted his Instagram message saying peace to the music game, his fans sounded off and they mostly gave him respect for staying true to who he is…


Hopefully we get to hear the new creations of Steve’s music soon, but in the meantime you can catch him on his other gig.

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Steve and singer, Michel’le, have teamed up as the new hosts of the Bass of Boston’s “Hearts of R&B radio show! Catch them at

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