It looks like Jessie J has had enough when it comes to rumors about her sexual orientation.
The “Domino” singer logged onto to Twitter early this morning to put the gossip to rest once and for all, writing a long post that began with the warning “This tweet is defo over 120 characters…”
“The hate on my TL is uncalled for and ridiculous! I never lied about my sexuality, I never labelled myself, the media and some of the public did,” the 26-year-old pop star begins. “I said almost 5 years ago now. I have dated girls and boys. Quote me! Which I had! Am I denying that…? No! I was young and I experimented! Who hasn’t? Not with just this topic, but anything! It’s part of life! No lies there.”
“So happened I was becoming famous at the very same time and felt pressure to tell everyone all my business that really looking back was really no ones to know,” she continues. “I fell for a person who happened to be a girl. Every other relationship I’ve had has been with a man. My record label didn’t care and it wasn’t part of my launch! Then I was asked in an interview back in the day about relationships, first time ever, and I was honest and then BAM it took over, the word bisexual before my name on almost every article I read? Like I had to say it when I introduced myself? It was crazy.”
Jessie explains that the media quickly blew things out of proportion and she suddenly became a sort of spokesperson for the bisexual community. However, since she has come out and stated that she does not identify as ‘bisexual,’ she says she has gotten even more heat:
“I apologise to anyone who is offended by me calling dating girls a ‘phase’ but I have to be honest with me for me. And for me it was,” she writes. “What else do I call it if I no longer have a want for it anymore? I’m talking for me remember. Not you. I didn’t generalise, I didn’t say bisexuality isn’t real. It is for some and some people grow up dating both men and woman forever. And that’s ok. And some don’t. Simple. And I don’t have any reason to lie? Should I have lied and said I am bi, because I’m not, yet isn’t that worse than telling the truth? How would of people have reacted then? Please tell me what I have done wrong here? I haven’t spoken of being bi for years.”
The British singer also notes that, while she now chooses to keep her relationships private to avoid trouble and misinterpretations, she wants to make it clear that she “stands for love” no matter what the gender.
“I see my fans becoming who they are and it’s amazing! Whatever sexuality they chose, or have chosen, love is love,” Jessie states. “Everyone has their own journey and story, and mine can’t go how you would rather it go. I have to live for me.”
Meanwhile, Jessie J writes that she’s currently in the process of finishing her third studio album, but she makes it a point to say that her post was “NEVER a publicity stunt.”
She concludes: “I will say this, the reason I decided to put it out there in a more direct way. Even though it isn’t what I thought I would ever even do. Is because some people believed what they read instead of what I was/am saying and singing about then and now. I was getting increasingly frustrated with still feeling like sexuality was defining me as an artist.”
To read Jessie J’s entire post, click HERE, and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section below!