Tracey Edmonds called radio personality Doug Banks Monday morning to address his recent telephone interview with R&B soul crooner Johnny Gill regarding her breakup with actor Eddie Murphy.
As Singersroom previously reported, Gill was asked to comment on reports that Murphy’s mother Lillian got into a heated argument with Edmonds’ mom during the former couple’s “spiritual ceremony” near Bora Bora.
Gill told Banks: “One of Tracey’s guests said some things that were inappropriate that triggered everything with the mom, and that’s how it all started.”
Gill also denied rumors that he is secretly in a relationship with Murphy and was ultimately responsible for the legal ceremony being cancelled.
Banks told listeners Monday that Tracey had reached him by phone that morning, but was under gag order and couldn’t discuss the issue because of a confidentiality agreement she signed with Eddie at the end of their relationship. However, her publicist released an official statement regarding Johnny Gill’s comments during Friday’s interview.
According to Banks, the statement read: “I was very shocked and disappointed to hear of Johnny Gill’s false spin on the chain of events surrounding our wedding. His outrageous lies were clearly a very desperate and pathetic attempt to clean up his reputation at my expense. I would appreciate it if Mr. Gill would refrain from continuing to spread false gossip and lies to the public, and allow everyone involved to move on with their lives. We all know the real truth.”