British pop singer Jessie J has denied rumours that her claim to be bisexual is actually to cover up that she is lesbian.
According to an unauthorised biography of the star, written by Chloe Govan, Jessie was advised by record company bosses to say that she is bi rather than lesbian so as not to “alienate people.”
“Jessie might have been with boys in the past – but she is 100 per cent gay,” writes Govan in the book Jessie J: Who’s Laughing Now.
“Jessie was openly lesbian and didn’t hide it. She was advised not to come out, though. Certain people thought being bi was trendy, exotic and a fashion statement. It would increase her allure.”
In response, Jessie tweeted:
“Its funny how many people I’ve dated/slept with that I’ve never even met according to the tabloids. BUT what’s that?! *whispers because its a secret* I’m really a lesbian?! Ha! Thanks for writing yet another boring untrue story. bla bla bla! #cantkeepup #noneofitstrue.”
The singer revealed that she is bi in March last year, saying, “I’ve never denied it. Whoopie doo guys, yes, I’ve dated girls and I’ve dated boys – get over it. If I meet someone and I like them, I don’t care if they’re a boy or a girl.”
In addition to putting out hits like Do It Like a Dude, Price Tag, Nobody’s Perfect and Domino, Jessie J is also a coach and mentor on the television show The Voice UK.