Jessie J: Bisexual And Loving It

4.13.2012

By Out.com Editors

Singer says, 'Sexuality shouldn’t define you'

British pop star Jessie J is more than just another import with a danceable beat—but just because she’s open about being bisexual doesn’t mean she wants that to be her selling point.

In an interview with Glamour magazine, Jessie says that she’s not quite sure why people are in such a rush to label her based on whom it is she dates.

“The frustrating thing is that if I was with a guy right now, I’d be [considered] straight. But if I was with a girl, I’d be ‘gay,’” the “Who You Are” singer said. “When I was with my ex-girlfriend, I used to take her around and say, ‘This is my girlfriend.’ People would be comfortable with it because I was.”

She went on, “That’s what annoys me about the media. I’ve never tried to make [my sexuality] something that’s going to put me in newspapers or magazines. I’m never, ever going to let it be something that sells my music. Sexuality shouldn’t define you.”

But since she is talking about it—and to a very widely read magazine—what is the currently single Ms. J looking for?

“For me, I want it to be less about sexuality and more about being comfortable in who you fall in love with,” the singer said. “If I meet someone and I like them, I don’t care if they’re a boy or a girl. You should never, ever apologize for anything that makes you happy.”

Later on in the piece she adds, “Music is the love of my life right now.” [via SheWired]

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