Producer Mark Ronson has always seemed a little queer, right? Now we know why, as the musician has confirmed that he identifies as sapiosexual.
On Thursday, the frequent Lady Gaga collaborator appeared on Good Morning Britain to chat about his album Late Night Feelings. Earlier in the show, the hosts had taken the piss at French equality minister Marlene Schiappa, who identifies as sapiosexual. British journalist Nichi Hodgson dropped by to explain what the identifier means.
“The definition means intelligence first then attraction,” Hodgson said. “I date men and women and identify as bisexual, and I realised the thing that linked all people that I have dated has been their brains.”
“We know a certain percentage of the population is sapiosexual,” she added. “It’s always existed, we just didn’t have a word for it.”
Ronson, who recently divorced French actress Joséphine de La Baume, got involved in a debate about the term backstage and let producers know he also identified as sapiosexual, which the hosts asked him about during his interview. “Now we know you are single, and Mark has got very involved in our debate backstage,” said host Kate Harraway, before asking Ronson if he was “identifying as a man who likes intellect?”
Ronson agreed and said he hadn’t known there was a term for how he experienced sexuality. “We were all arguing backstage in the dressing room,” he continued. “With a couple of your producers. And yes, I feel like I am identifying as sapiosexual.” Host Ben Shephard congratulated Ronson on “coming out as sapiosexual.” He said, “Out and proud on Good Morning Britain.”
Ronson has publicly dated Rashida Jones and singer Samantha Urbani. His list of Late Night Feelings collaborators includes Miley Cyrus, Camilla Cabello, Lykke Li, and King Princess. And of course, he worked with Lady Gaga on the Oscar-winning track “Shallow” from A Star Is Born.
Sounds pretty queer to me!