British pop singer Jessie J (real name Jessica Ellen Cornish) has announced that her claimed bisexuality was just a “phase” and that she is actually straight.
She also blamed public pressure for leading her to say she was someone she is not.
The 26-year-old star used Twitter to express her feelings on the matter on Sunday, writing: “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.”
She went on to say: “Something that you don’t even talk about or want to talk about anymore. Because you’ve moved on? That was just part of you growing up? Discovering yourself and working out what you liked and disliked… Remember?
“I have those too. Yet I’ve noticed some people hold onto mine because they were blogged and put into the media.
“I have felt under pressure since being famous to be what some people want me to be for them! I have learnt that the hard way. It’s too much!” J said.
When asked by one of her followers to get “straight to the point,” the performer replied: “I only fancy/date/love men and only men. Is that ‘straight to the point’ enough?”
The singer has long been the subject of rumours about her sexuality.
In 2011, she stated: “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.”
A 2012 biography of the star stated that she claimed to be bisexual to cover up that she is lesbian so as not to “alienate people.”