Price Tag responds to criticism about describing bisexuality as 'a phase' and says she wants 'to find myself a husband'
Jessie J has responded to criticism on Tuesday, following comments that her bisexuality "was a phase". "Please tell me what I have done wrong here?" she complained on Twitter. "Should I have lied and said I am bi?"
In an interview in Tuesday's Mirror, Jessie J said she no longer identifies as bisexual. "I want to stop talking about it completely now and find myself a husband."
Several hours later, the Price Tag singer took to Twitter to offer what she described as the "world's longest Tweet": "The hate on my [comments] is uncalled-for and ridiculous!" she began. "Almost five years ago [I said] … 'I have dated girls and boys.' … Which I had! Am I denying that? No! I was young and I experimented!" She went on to Tweet: "[But] at 26 ... I am only singing about loving a man and being brokenhearted by a man. Because I only date men."
According to this post, Jessie J has only ever dated one woman, but she happened to "fall" for that person around the same time she was asked her first-ever question "about relationships". "I was honest and then BAM it took over, the word bisexual before my name on almost every article," the pop star wrote. "Instantly I was boxed."
Two albums later, Jessie J said she was "increasingly frustrated with still feeling like [my sexuality] was defining me as an artist". "I am evolving into the woman I want to be forever, wanting a husband and kids one day and dreaming up my future just like everyone else," she wrote, "[but people] want me to be someone I'm not."
Although she apologised to anyone "who is offended by me calling dating girls a 'phase'," she said that the experience, for her, was just that. "What else do I call it if I no longer have a want for it anymore?"
She said she's still a champion for LGBT rights. "I did and still do stand for love who you love, whichever gender that is," she wrote. "I will continue to stand for it and just not act on it, because I don't want to."
Jessie J is currently finishing work on her third album.
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