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Jessie J Addresses the ‘Bisexual Phase’ Comments

Jessie J has expressed regrets about comments she made earlier this year to ​The Mirror about her bisexuality.

“Remember the thing that you tried/did back in the day. The phase you had? That is so not YOU anymore?! And you look back and think wow how I’ve changed. I only fancy/date/love men, and only men.”

Jessie J

However, this week she ​spoke to Billboard about the bisexuality comment she made to the The Mirror. speaking with Billboard this week, the Jessie admitted she regretted using the word “phase” to describe bisexuality.

“I’m a talker; I wear my heart on my sleeve. But sometimes I just have to know when to shut up.”

Jessie J

According to Billboard, the she refused to address the comments further or talk about her sexuality.

“I never lied about my sexuality, I never labelled myself. I have dated girls and boys. I was young and I experimented! Who hasn’t? Not with just this topic, but anything! It’s part of life! No lies there.”

Jessie J


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Macy Gray vs Jessie J – Two ‘Bang Bang’ Singles to Consider This Week

On the very same day that Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande released their musical menage-a-trois ‘Bang Bang’ – so did Macy Gray release her single of the same name. We love it!

Thankfully, the 2 songs have nothing in common and sound very different.

Yet Macy’s ‘Bang Bang’ leaves us with a sweet smile. The music video for ‘Bang Bang’ starts out innocent enough: drinking, dancing, and poker. Then things quickly escalate until two people are dead. Oops?

‘I wanted to create a record that reflects who I’ve become as a woman, mother and artist. This album is very personal to me. I want my fans to understand the place where I’m at in life and feel inspired by my music because it’s relatable.’

Macy Gray

And before long she is flirting with and kissing another female partygoer.

“That was the director’s idea. But you know she’s fun, she’s a friend of mine. She’s a model, so I’d have kissed her either way, you know? Boy, girl — whatever!”

Macy Gray

Macy has been an LGBT ally throughout her career and has played several gay venues and events.

“I just found that mostly in particular, gay audiences really know how to go a show. They really know how to party and you know, I don’t know if your sexual preference decides what kind of music you like, but I just know it’s always supercharged like when we just did a couple of Pridefests this last summer. So I’m excited about that, you know, and I think you know there’s this desire to party and hear great music and great art and that’s the gay and lesbian community, you know?”

Macy Gray

What we have to always remember is Macy is a multi-award winning, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, actress and mother of three – who has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since the beginning of her musical career in 2000. She has had a colourful career that includes multiple Grammy, Billboard, MTV and BRIT Awards, and record sales of over 25 million worldwide. Her style is now classic – transcends genres, from experimental soul and alternative rock, to retro-disco and hip-hop.

The new single has the same jazzy, sultry sound Macy is known for, complete with her signature raspy voice. And it is certainly nothing like the other ‘Bang Ban’.

Watch the video for Gray’s “Bang Bang” below, featuring record-breaking swimmer Diana Nyad.

Also the audio for Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande’s single ‘Bang Bang’

Jessie J responds to her ‘Coming Out Straight’ Issue on Twitter

Yesterday, Jessie J  posted a lengthy response on Twitter that she never lied about her sexuality. In her response, she insisted it was ‘NEVER a publicity stunt or for album sales’ and she will continue to be supportive of same-sex couples.

‘I see my fans becoming who they are and it’s amazing!’ Jessie J says. ‘Whatever sexuality they chose, or have chosen, love is love.’

The full statement is below:

‘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. 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. 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. Instantly I was boxed. But at the same time felt I was put forward as spokes person to break out of those same boxes? Weird. Who made it a big deal? Me? No. The media? Yes. I’m not looking for sympathy I am just being real. And yeah I have learnt to keep things private the hard way because of this exact reason. So I keep my relationships private now. To keep my sanity. I put it into songs not articles that can be edited. 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. 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. All my songs are sung from me about “him”. I didn’t discuss my personal life in my autobiography. Which came out 2 years ago. Reading “Jessie J comes out as straight” today, even typing that feels absolutely ridiculous. What has the world come to? Lol! Seriously, this is crazy. The media ofcourse are going to make this a HUGE thing. Which they are. for your originality. But I won’t stand down and be made to feel like I have killed someone or said something that deserves the messages I am currently receiving. I did and still do stand for love who you love, whichever gender that is. And I will continue to stand for it and just not act on it because I don’t want to. It isn’t who I am. I see my fans becoming who they are and it’s amazing! Whatever sexuality they chose, or have chosen, love is love.

‘Everyone has their own journey and story, and mine can’t go how you would rather it go. I have to live for me. Just to be clear this was NEVER a publicity stunt or for album sales. I won’t even argue that point. Because it’s just so silly and such a lazy accusation that I won’t even go there. 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. Behind close doors 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. Yet I go to work and it was like people were 3 years behind and wanted me to be someone Im not.

‘I soon realised unless I said it more in black and white it would continue. People accusing me of dating my female friends, yet when I was out with a man I was actually dating no one would say anything or even notice. Weird. People were seeing and noticing what they wanted and not looking at the truth. So I as I am writing my 3rd album I believe I owe it to myself and my fans to be me. Which I am doing tbh, just speaking on something to set the record straight. That wasn’t supposed to be a joke. And at 26 I shouldn’t be anything but. Whatever backlash and hurtful things I will incur. I am only singing about loving a man and being broken hearted by a man. Because I only date men. I want my music to come out and people understand where it’s coming from, and for me not to feel guilty when people are painting a picture of me when the brush isn’t in my hand. I took the brush back. I have always been true, and honest.

‘Which is so rare in this industry. I will admit maybe not always gone about it the right way but hey I’m still new to all of this too remember. I ask that you support my music. As I did back in 2010 on YouTube. I ask that you respect that I don’t judge you on every detail of your past as I will never know of your past. And you let mind stay as mine and let me continue to grow and change just like every other human being. I will not speak on this topic anymore. It’s irrelevant to what this dream Is supposed to be about. Irrelevant to why people even know who I am if they do in the first place! The music! It needs to be about the music. Thank you to everyone who supports my music. Now to the studio I go to finish my 3rd album.’

Personally, I don’t care what Jessie J identifies as, but to equate being straight to “growing up” is a slap in the face to a lot of people. Words pack meaning – we all all hear how our LGBT sexuality is just a phase – we’ll grow out of it and get back to reality. Having that confirmed by such a public figure sets us back big time. Like many I wish she had just chosen to keep quite. There is fame and there is fame.

Jessie J Renounces Bisexuality on Twitter

If you follow Jessie J on Twitter, then you probably caught her ranting in multiple tweets about the struggles of being a role model and how much she’s changed and grown up in recent years. Although it was hard to tell just what Jessie’s actual point was in the endless paragraphs she tweeted, the 26-year-old was actually referring to her sexuality and the criticism she’s received from some of her fans for not being a loud and proud bisexual any longer.

Maybe try not speaking in riddles and get straight to the point,” a fan wrote in response to Jessie’s ranting. “You may not need to justify yourself so much.

Jessie then replied: “I fancy/date/love men and only men. Is that “straight to the point” enough?

In other tweets, Jessie implied that her bisexuality was just a phase and she has grown out of, and that people shouldn’t hold it against her.

Jessie J first came out as bisexual back in 2011 back when anti-bullying, self-empowerment, and individuality was a huge trending theme in pop music.

“I’ve been with guys and I’ve been with girls. And I kind of think it’s about the person not the genitals.” – She told The Telegraph

“I’m not afraid to say I’m very comfortable with who I am and I love who I love.” – And More magazine

My mum and dad have known for years and were super cool.”- And Glamour

And during a gig at London’s G.A.Y. nightclub – “Jessie J is bisexual!” 

In recent months, Jessie J has drastically changed her image since her ‘bisexual’ days, from an array of wigs and catsuits, for more glamour attire. The new look hasn’t really caught on, and neither has her new album – Alive, which has only sold a fraction of what her debut did.

Coming out the closet as straight will probably put her back in the headlines for a minute or two, but when it comes to actually selling records and being a relevant pop diva, it looks like Jessie J is pretty much over.