Tevin Campbell was just chillin’ out, living his life, and minding his business when all of a sudden he became the victim of another one of singer Jaguar Wright’s tirades. The singer had another sit-down where she chose to place the “Can We Talk” singer in an unsolicited line of fire.
Campbell was one of the hottest male R&B acts of the 90s, releasing four albums, two of which were RIAA certified platinum or multi-platinum, as well as a bevy of top 10 singles on the Billboard R&B charts as well as Billboard’s Hot 100. He was first introduced on the scene when back in 1989 Quincy Jones had the young singer perform the Siedah Garrett written song “Tomorrow (A Better You, a Better Me),” the lead single off of his Grammy-winning “Back on The Block” album. The debut single would also become Campbell’s first number-one R&B single.
After releasing that song Campbell would go on to release more music throughout the 90s. Songs like “Tell Me What You Want Me To Do,” the aforementioned “Can We Talk,” and “I’m Ready” would live on in households as the then heartthrob was gearing up to be one of R&B and Pop’s mainstays. The Soul Train Award-winning singer would also go on to extend his resume to acting, appearing in films like “Graffiti Bridge,” and “A Goofy Movie,” voicing the role of pop star “Powerline,” and shows like “Moesha” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
Campbell hasn’t released new music since the release of his self titled album in 1999 and has kept a pretty low profile, but has made few public appearances throughout the years, including a stint on Broadway in “Hairspray.” Jaguar Wright, also a working musician in the 90s, had some things to say about the Grammy-nominated artist.
Social media has noticed a return of sorts by Wright, as she’s been ramping up her presence on there lately to expose other artists in the industry. From claims of Common sexually assaulting her to her most recent allegations of Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys’ sexualities, she has been causing quite the stir with social media users, albeit the majority of the artists she calls out have chosen to ignore her.
The former MCA recording artist says of Campbell that she knows him but “we’re not friends,” she says. She goes on to say of him, “he ended up [selling] himself for [substances] and change on Hollywood Boulevard. How does that happen with a gift like his?”
Campbell wasn’t one of the artists that chose to ignore Wright’s claims. “According to @jaguarwright I was a s*x worker on Hollywood Blvd,” the singer tweeted. “It’s called online defamation. Do. Not. Test. T.E.V.I.N. My lawyer is on deck. I would take that YouTube vid down if I were you.”
Tevin Campbell is giving IM READDDDY energy to Jag 👀👀👀👀👀 pic.twitter.com/MyU26pudyF— ItsOnSite (@ItsOnSiteTV) October 2, 2020
Continuing on in his own defense he added, “My past is well documented and I’ve learned from it and I own it. I will not tolerate anyone telling lies about me online.”
Campbell has since reported the video, tweeting out “Youtube video by @jaguarwright reported. Still let’s pray for her. Seems like she could use some positive energy in her life.”
Youtube video by @jaguarwright reported. Still let’s pray for her. Seems like she could use some positive energy in her life.— Tevin Campbell (@tevincampbelll) October 3, 2020