Jessie J Talks Bisexuality and Labels in Glamour
Adorable pop diva Jessie J rose to the top of the charts with her album Who You Are in 2011, and she recently spoke with Glamour for their May 2012 issue about health, her innovative style, sexuality and being labeled bisexual, and who she is.
Adorable pop diva Jessie J rose to the top of the charts with her album Who You Are in 2011, and she recently spoke with Glamour for the May 2012 issue about health, her innovative style, being labeled bisexual, and just who she is.
Jessie J performed at the Roxy in Los Angeles earlier this week, and dedicated her anthem “Who You Are” to anyone who’s "been bullied, who’s ever felt different, alone or worthless," and before singing she told the audience that “it gets better and never give up on your dreams.”
The British pop star didn’t hold back talking to Glamour about a variety of topics, but she was especially open about her sexuality and the assumptions people make, despite not really knowing at all.
Glamour: You’ve been very open about your sexuality.
For me, I want it to be less about sexuality and more about being comfortable in who you fall in love with. 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. My mom and dad were always so cool about it; they were just like, “You’re not harming anyone. Enjoy your life.”
How do you feel about being labeled as bisexual?
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.” 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. 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. It should be part of who you are. At the moment I’m single, and I’m happy and learning about myself. Music is the love of my life right now.