Jessie J took to Twitter on Sunday night to publicly come out as… “completely straight.”
The Price Tag singer came out as bisexual in 2011, saying that she dipped her toe in the lady pond from time to time, but now she says women are not for her. She told one fan on Twitter, “I fancy/date/love men and only men.”
The 26 year-old told the The Mirror, “For me, it was a phase, but I’m not saying bisexuality is a phase for everybody. I feel that if I continue my career not speaking on it, I almost feel more of a liar than if I didn’t. I just want to be honest, and it’s really not a big deal. Who cares?”
She added, “It’s a true struggle. All the chick flicks that didn’t make sense to me, I now understand – Sex and the City is real!”
Whatever that means.
Her admission caused a bit of a stir on Twitter, prompting some fans to say that she is a bad role model. The former The Voice UK coach replied with a series of lengthy responses defending and clarifying her sexuality.
“Remember the thing that you tried/did back in the day. The phase you had? That is so not YOU anymore?! And you look back and think wow how I’ve changed.
“Something that you don’t even talk about or want to talk about anymore. Because you’ve moved on? That was just part of you growing up? Discovering yourself and working out what you liked and disliked…. Remember?
“I have those too. Yet I’ve noticed some people hold onto mine because they were blogged and put into the media.
“I have felt under pressure since being famous to be what some people want me to be for them! I have learnt that the hard way. It’s too much!
“[People] can change. As they should. And I have changed and grown up ALOT, and that’s allowed. And I feel more comfortable in my own skin now than ever before. We all are on a journey and I refuse to feel boxed and judged because of how I felt once!”
Meanwhile, in completely unrelated news, Jessie J has announced a string of worldwide concerts this summer. Handy how that media attention worked out for you isn’t it, Jessie?
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