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Yes, Jerrod Carmichael was nearly outed by Jennifer Hudson’s voice in ‘Dreamgirls’

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Jerrod Carmichael is sharing his “quest for love, sex, and truth” in new HBO series The Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show. Whether that be unrequited romance… or the undeniable power of Dreamgirls.As the gays know, there are some show tunes that demand to be sung at full volume. (“And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” anyone?!)Subscribe to our newsletter for your front-row seat to all things entertainment with a sprinkle of everything else queer.But the overwhelming diva-ness of Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson was nearly too much for the queer comedian to handle when he was closeted and dating women.As the 36-year-old admitted in an interview on The Jennifer Hudson Show, the singer’s voice was “so good, you almost sang me out of the closet.”“I was on this date, I wanted to impress this girl,” Carmichael recalled. “[I] took her back to her dorm and she [put on the] Dreamgirls soundtrack.

I got to pretend I don’t know. I’m like, ‘No, yeah, put your little song on.'”But when he heard Hudson’s character start to sing the absolute heartbreaker that is “Love You I Do” –– which scored an Oscar nod and won a Grammy –– his “cover” was nearly blown.“At the end of the song is one of the greatest vocal runs of all-time,” he explained. “I’m like fighting it.

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