Tevin Campbell says he is “truly touched” by the outpouring of love and support he received on Twitter.
In case you missed it, popular blogger and author Luvvie Ajayi came for Tevin’s entire existence when laughed off the idea of him being a part of an Aretha Franklin tribute.
Someone suggested Tevin Campbell to sing at Aretha's tribute. Under what rock did they pull that name from?
— Luvvie is the #ProfessionalTroublemaker. PREORDER. (@Luvvie) August 16, 2018
Black Twitter united like the Tribe of Jabari and held the “I’m Ready” singer down while dragging Luvvie through the streets of social media.
By the time it was all said and done, Tevin Campbell was trending on Twitter.
Peep a few tweets below.
No Tevin Campbell slander shall prosper .
— Wale (@Wale) August 17, 2018
Chile, I saw Tevin Campbell trending and got nervous.
Whew…he's ok. Carry on. pic.twitter.com/GFHgb8Eyrb
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) August 17, 2018
Tevin Campbell is one of the greatest vocalists to come out of the 90’s. what we NOT gonna do, is deny his greatness.
and he’s STILL singing PERFECTLY.
— ✨Nakia Danielle✨ (@UrLeadingLady) August 17, 2018
Tevin Campbell's range is damned near 5 octaves. He stopped performing but he's writing half the songs you love and yet….
— ❄Mikki Kendall❄ (@Karnythia) August 17, 2018
Rebuking any Tevin Campbell slander from millennials and plotting to write him into an episode of Queen Sugar SOMEHOW. On general principle. pic.twitter.com/mcNCGBnvDv
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) August 17, 2018
I still remember the episode of Fresh Prince when Tevin Campbell sung happy birthday to Ashley and she fainted ??? every young girl was in love with him… how do you not know who he is ? pic.twitter.com/VvxdEE6Lon
— BLAXK QUEEN ✊??? (@Cam_iamshe) August 17, 2018
Wait…WHO IN THE HELL was trying to slander Tevin Campbell?! pic.twitter.com/dgjLwfKnyo
— ????Agent of Chaos?? (@BubblesNBuns) August 17, 2018
About a year ago Tyler Perry hired/invited Tevin Campbell to sing at our wrap party. Chile, I dropped all my food and went up to the stage like…everybody was in awe and jammin’! A beautiful soul and voice. Still. pic.twitter.com/zf9EmBdbX9
— Tika Sumpter (@iamtikasumpter) August 18, 2018
That Luvvie chick, who was talking greasy about Tevin Campbell, is one of those Nigerians who has a lot of anti-Black American vitriol. I have warned people about those types of African immigrants who do NOT really identify with us.
— Tariq Nasheed ?? (@tariqnasheed) August 18, 2018
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 17, 2018
Luvvie reacted by tweeting:
Tevin Campbell is trending. Lawdt. I KNOW he can blow but I haven't heard his name in a while. People took my tweet and acted like I called his mama a sinner. I ain't say he can't sing. Folks added all this stuff to that one tweet. Chisos.
— Luvvie is the #ProfessionalTroublemaker. PREORDER. (@Luvvie) August 17, 2018
Tevin Campbell took to Twitter on Friday evening to express his gratitude writing:
I am truly touched by the love fans on twitter have for me. I love em all back!!!!
— Tevin Campbell (@tevincampbelll) August 17, 2018
He also posted a photo of himself and Aretha Franklin with the caption:
The only celebrity that made me nervous…each time I saw her I acted like a nervous fan. The first thing she would say to me was “How is your mom?”
I literally studied every movement, every specific great thing she did with her voice. This queen was/is everything to me. ??
See the original tweet below.
The only celebrity that made me nervous…each time I saw her I acted like a nervous fan. The first thing she would say to me was “How is your mom?” I literally studied every movement, every specific great thing she did with her voice. This queen was/is everything to me. ?? pic.twitter.com/pKBg7V2Cps
— Tevin Campbell (@tevincampbelll) August 18, 2018
All I want to say is this is would be the optimal time for Tevin hurry up and drop some new music!