Pop star Lady Gaga has refuted criticism that she’s claimed to be bisexual as a marketing ploy to sell records to the gay community.
While in Germany to promote her upcoming ARTPOP album, the singer answered questions from fans in a private Q&A session in a Berlin nighclub.
“You know, it’s not a lie that I am bisexual and that I like women,” said Gaga, wearing a Salvador Dali style moustache.
“And anyone that wants to twist this into ‘she says she’s bisexual for marketing’, this is a fucking lie, this is who I am and who I have always been,” she added.
In recent years a number of female performers – including Pink and Christina Aguilera – have suggested that they are bisexual, something cynics claim aims to make them appear edgier and sexier to fans.
Gaga first asserted that she is bisexual in a television interview with Barbara Walters in 2009. She said then: “I’ve certainly had sexual relationships with women,” adding that “I’ve only been in love with men. I’ve never been in love with a woman”.
Gaga’s been a vocal supporter of the LGBT community and same-sex marriage rights and a critic of the bullying of gay teens.