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Halsey Talks About Her Public-Imposed “Tri-Bi” Tag: “I F*cking Hate It”

21-year-old singer/songwriter Halsey, is not a fan of the label “tri-bi”, which she’s been branded with recently.

Born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, Halsey happen to be biracial, bisexual and has bipolar disorder.

However, fans have been quick to hashtag her #tribi.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, she said

I fucking hate it. The idea that something like that would be trivialized down to a fucking hashtag. I mean, there’s a ton of biphobia—people refuse to accept bisexuality as an actual sexuality.” 


And I’m biracial, but also white-passing, which is a unique perspective. So these kids say, like, “Oh, fucking tri-bi Halsey! She’ll never miss an opportunity to talk about it!” I want to sit them down like a mom and go, “Six months ago you were begging for an artist that would talk about this shit! But then I do, and you say, ‘Oh, not her. Someone else.'”

Halsey released her debut album, Badlands, in 2015.

Rihanna Speaks Out Against Indiana’s Controversial ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

Rihanna joined has a number of other celebrities to slam Indiana’s controversial ‘religious freedom’ law that enables businesses to refuse to serve gay people.

While onstage at NCAA March Madness Music Fest in Indianapolis over the weekend, the singer – in addition to debuting a brand new song American Oxygen – she expressed her political opposition to the law.

Referring to the state’s new RFRA in-between songs, Rihanna said:

“Who’s feeling these new bulls**t laws that they’re trying to pass over here? I say f**k that s**t… we’re just living our motherf***ing lives, Indiana!”

The singer also got the crowd to chant: “f**k that s**t”.

The Indiana’s Governor Mike Pence recently signed into law the controversial ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act’, which gives people the right to discriminate against gay people on the grounds of religion.

Rihanna has often shown her supporter of gay rights. Last year, the singer shared a photo of herself on social media rocking a hat emblazoned with the logo “P6,” short for Principle 6 — a campaign opposed to Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law.

Rihanna was also one of many stars who opposed to Prop 8, a ballot proposition that was eventually passed in California banning same-sex marriage in the state.

Rihanna’s vocal opposition to Indiana’s RFRA comes on the heels of Miley Cyrus telling Time magazine that supporters of Indiana’s anti-gay bill are “dinosaurs, and they are dying off,” before throwing her social media weight behind the gay community by tweeting the following:

Iggy Azalea Calls Out ‘Fake Bisexuals’ in New Interview

The topic of celebrity sexuality has been a long debated one. Most of the time the conversation is dominated with the question ‘do celebrities have a right to privacy when it comes to their sexuality and do they have a right to be outed?’

However, with recent statements from formerly bisexual celebs who say that they are now straight (such as Lady Gaga and Jessie J who both came out as straight earlier this year) many are contemplating the topic of ‘fake bisexuals’. The fake bisexual is apparently a straight person who masquerades as queer for the sake of attention or to pander to a queer audience.

Now we don’t dispute that some people may just have a change of heart or sexuality (as one is wont to do) but faking it for personal gain seems a little iffy. One person who agrees with the idea that fake bisexuals are wrong is rapper Iggy Azalea and in a recent interview she has called them out.

Speaking to Pride Source on her new album, Iggy explained that:

“There was such a big trend of people being fake bisexuals. I don’t know what that was about. Like, “I’m such a bisexual woman,” and I’d be like, “But you had boyfriends your whole life; you’re not gay. Why are you pretending to be? What’s with that?”

While she is right that fake bisexuals suck, it’s uncomfortable rapper equates being bisexual to ‘pretending’ to be gay and she also invalidates bisexuality by suggesting that only having dated one gender means you aren’t attracted to another. However, given Iggy’s homophobic (and racist) outbursts in the past, it’s of little surprise.

Other choice (and rather offensive) quotes include Iggy saying that she’s the ‘mother hen’ of gay people, stating that she “always [calls herself] a drag queen” and explaining that her and gay people “have being ostracized in common” clearly failing to realise that she’s a privileged white woman making a dime off of the back of black culture. That’s certainly not my definition of being ‘ostracized’ anyway.

And furthermore, if there are still people out there looking to claim her as a member of the LGBT community due to comments she’s made in the past about how attractive women are, the rapper clarifies that she’s straight. Four times.

“I’m not gay. I love gay people, but I’m straight. I don’t wanna kiss girls. I’m not into girls. I appreciate women, and I like rapping about them, but in case you thought I was a lame person pretending to be gay, um, I’m not.”

The rest of this interview is at the source link below.

Source: Pride Source

Keyshia Cole Breaks Silence On Lesbian Rumors

Around the time world learned that things were ‘officially’ over between Keyshia Cole and Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, the singer released a telling track titled ‘She’, which hinted of a lesbian love affair. The internet went crazy, with many began to wonder whether or not the track was also hinting that Cole has been seeing women since her split.

However, that this is not the case. Instead, Cole says that for her – ‘She’ is actually about her personal journey to becoming familiar with her own body following her separation from Daniel.

In a recent interview with WGCI radio, Cole said…

“I had to get familiar with myself so I think that song is really, in essence of what that song ‘She’ is about. It’s getting to know yourself. I know people think it’s about girl-on-girl action, which it was at first, and then I kinda switched the lyrics around a little bit.”

Keyshia Cole

Speaking of her separation, she said preparing to go through a divorce has altered her perspective on love and relationships, and that the next time around will place a higher value on being a man’s friend first.

“It’s no way of getting around not knowing if somebody is ready or not. That’s the whole thing about friendship. Whoever I end up with, I’ve been praying that he’s my friend first. If you think about being friends, you’re not going to go and get them hit up. You not gone put them in a situation where you gone get them shot.

You ain’t gone put me in a situation where you make another woman think she got something over me. If we friends and you really love me like you say you do, it’s certain things you’re not going to do out of respect.”

Keyshia Cole

As for what she has been doing to get through the difficult split, Keyshia says she has been directing her energies towards becoming more physically fit.

“Gym, yeah. Just trying to eat better. I did a fast for about 4-5 days…just juicing. I actually loved it. I go in the steam room before I work out for about 10-15 minutes then go work out for about 2 -3 hours then go pick up my son from school and get back to my motherly duties. Right now, working. Trying to stay focused.”

Keyshia Cole


LGBT Electro Pop Band Austra Back With New EP

One of last summer’s surprise hits was ‘Forgive Me’, an overtly lesbian song by Canadian electronic music band Austra. The album it came from, Olympia, was loved by critics and audiences alike. Now they’re back with a highly anticipated four-track EP entitled Habitat.

The group’s singer-songwriter, Katie Stelmanis, said: ‘The songs on Habitat didn’t seem to fit with Feel it Break or Olympia, so we decided to finally put it out as a single along with 3 new instrumental tracks. There’s a lot of live versions of the song online but people have always pressed us to make a proper recording, so we are especially excited to announce these limited-edition physical copies of the EP. It’s a Euro-style computer music experiment produced with love from me, Maya, and Dorian [the other members of Austra].’

Video director Matt Lambert told the press that Habitat ‘explores the fragile and tender moments of anxiety and anticipation that lead up to first intimate contact.’ Critics are already claiming that the new EP is a career best for this Toronto-based group.

In a recent interview, Stelmanis talked about contemporary artists she admired:

‘I have been so inspired by artists like Lorde, teenagers who are so much more comfortable in their own skin than I am. I come from a place where some dude in music actually told me that I didn’t have enough ‘hetero sex appeal’ to be a pro artist, and that really affected me way back when. It’s sometimes hard to see where I fit into the equation among so many female artists that double as fashion models, but having this new movement of women and teens who are championing a variety of bodies and flaws is really inspiring.’

Diva | Barbados-Beauty, Rihanna

This Barbados-born beauty began her musical career at only fifteen years of age. She jumped right into professional recording without almost no training or music theory background. It is certainly admirable that, since then, she has risen to the challenge of proving one of the most versatile and prolific talents in the pop music industry today.

This talented singer’s personal life has been mired in controversy. In February of 2009, her boyfriend Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna over the latter’s allegations of romantic text messages that Brown had sent somebody else. Photographic evidence of Rihanna’s injuries as well as her identity had been made public, which was neither usual nor recommended in media reports of domestic violence.

Rihanna’s subsequent professional collaborations with her ex-boyfriend and ex-abuser over the past few years have sparked heated debates and discussions about the dynamics of abusive relationships. While criticized for prioritizing her personal life over becoming a role model for her fans, especially encouraging young girl to leave abusive relationships with her example, Rihanna might also serve as a reminder that real human beings, even those who are pop stars, aren’t ideas. Her weaknesses or failings in continuing to work with her abuser could be seen as reminders that human relationships are complex, especially when it comes to the nature of forgiveness or enabling harmful behavior.

Through the problematic aspects that Rihanna shows of her relationships under public scrutiny, it becomes more difficult to deny that there is more than one way for a woman to be empowered and make her own decisions. While examination of such personal details might be a controversy in and of itself, the discussions surrounding these actions have sometimes brought to light an additional layer to this controversial issue. That is: the morality of entertainment media that can reward an unrepentant abuser of women.

Recently, Rihanna has featured in Shakira’s new single, “Can’t Remember To Forget You”, the video of which is quite suggestive of lesbianism between the featured stars. Opinions about whether this is a boon or a bane to LGBT representation remain mixed.