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Diana Ross Didn't Realize This Famous Song of Hers Was a Gay Anthem

It took Diana Ross a little while to realize that one of her most famous songs, “I’m Coming Out”, was a gay anthem.

According to producer Nile Rodgers, the now 76-year-old songstress thought the song’s lyrics meant something else entirely.

The track was born during one of Nile‘s visits to the bathroom of transgender nightclub GG’s Barnum Room in New York City, where he was surrounded by a lot of Diana Ross impersonators.

“All of a sudden a lightbulb goes off in my head,” he explained. “I had to go outside and call Bernard [Edwards, producer] from a telephone booth. I said, ‘Bernard, please write down the words: ‘I’m coming out.’ And then I explained the situation to him.”

Diana “immediately loved the song” and actually connected to the lyrics about someone breaking out of their shell.

“[She] didn’t understand that that was a gay thing, that that was a person saying, I’m coming out of the closet. She didn’t even get that.”

Now though, Diana fully embraces the meaning and celebrates what it means to the LGBTQ+ community.

Just recently, Diana‘s daughter, Tracee Ellis Ross, opened up about the moment when her mom first heard her sing. See what she said here…

Tracee Ellis Ross Reveals What Happened When Mom Diana Ross Heard Her Sing Professionally for First Time - Watch! (Video)

Tracee Ellis Ross is getting candid about her fears!

The 47-year-old Black-ish actress attended Oprah Winfrey’s 2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus Tour, presented by WW, at American Airlines Center on Saturday (February 15) in Dallas, Texas.

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During her appearance, she spoke about how she felt having her mother, Diana Ross, hear her sing professionally for the first time in upcoming film The High Note, out this May.

“This was one of the most beautiful moments of my life, I think…she came out of the house, came out of the garage, got in my car, closed the windows, and I was, like, okay. Here it is, mom. Here’s me,” she explained.

“You can imagine, you know, we all have fears. We all have these things that we’ve hidden away that we think are not worthy of coming forward. They might not be good enough. They might be compared to somebody else. And I had to realize that it’s not the sound of my voice, it’s the honesty of my voice that is the key. I’m not supposed to sound like my mom…I’m not even supposed to be her. I can’t fill her shoes. No one can fill her shoes.”

“I got her in the car and the first note happened…she pushed my arm and she turns to me and her face was covered in tears. And she said, ‘Finally.’”

Watch Tracee Ellis Ross explain that moment…

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Diana Ross Says She Was 'Treated Like S--t' by Airport TSA: 'I Am Feeling Violated'

Diana Ross is speaking out about an incident at the airport.

The 75-year-old “I’m Coming Out” music legend posted a series of updates on Twitter on Sunday (May 5) following her performance at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, La.

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“OK so on one hand I’m treated like royalty in New Orleans and at the airport I was treated like s–t,” she wrote.

“Let me be clear , Not the peiple or Delta BUT TSA , was over the top !! Makes me want to cry !!! Its not what was done but how , I am feeling violated – I still feel her hands between my legs , front and back ( saying to me it her job ,) WOW!!really mixed emotions I always like to see the good things but not feeling good right now.”

“Im feeling better , it took a minute,” she added hours later with a clip from her performance.

See her posts…

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Jessica Alba, Lupita Nyong'o, & Shailene Woodley Are Dior Darlings in Morocco!

Jessica Alba, Lupita Nyong’o, and Shailene Woodley pose for photos while attending the Christian Dior Couture S/S 20 Cruise Collection show on Monday (April 29) in Marrakech, Morocco.

Some of the other stars in attendance at the show were model Karlie Kloss and legendary entertainer Diana Ross with her son Evan.

Jessica celebrated her 38th birthday in Morocco the day before!

“thank you @dior team @staceykubasak for inviting me to this magical place. The beauty, the colors, the incense, orange blossom, spices and most importantly the people in Morocco -it’s almost too much beauty to absorb -everything we’ve experienced in #marrakech has been Incredible! Epic bday!” she wrote on Instagram.

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CBS' Motown Special 2019 - Performers & Song List Revealed!

Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration airs tonight (April 21), and it’s going to be a star-studded affair!

The tribute, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and Smokey Robinson, airs at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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The special will include performances from Diana Ross, Pentatonix, Stevie Wonder, Ciara and many more stars performing classics like “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours,” “You Can’t Hurry Love” and “Please Mr. Postman.”

Click inside to see who will be performing during the Motown 60 special…More Here! »

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Diana Ross' Family Arrives for Her Birthday Party!

The Ross family celebrated Diana Ross at her 75th birthday bash last night!

The family – including Diana herself – was seen arriving at Warwick nightclub on Tuesday evening (March 26) in Los Angeles.

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Evan Ross was accompanied by his wife Ashlee Simpson, and Tracee Ellis Ross was also seen arriving.

If you missed it, be sure to check out which superstar gave an amazing performance singing “Happy Birthday” to Diana.

Check out the photos of the family arriving at Diana Ross’ birthday party…More Here! »

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Beyonce Sings Happy Birthday to Diana Ross - Watch Now!

Diana Ross‘ star-studded 75th birthday party took place last night (March 26) and there’s a video of Beyonce singing “Happy Birthday” to her!

The video was caught by Khloe Kardashian on her Instagram Story, and Beyonce sounds amazing!

Beyonce? Are you still here?” Tracee Ellis Ross could be heard saying while giving a speech to her mom. “Do you want to sing ‘Happy Birthday?’ Come on down!”

Then, Beyonce stood in the center of the room and sang a gorgeous, acapella rendition of the song to the legendary entertainer.

Watch the video below!