Jessie J on calling bisexuality a phase: I need to know when to shut up

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Jessie J has addressed her claims earlier this year that she is no longer bisexual because it was a ‘phase’.

The singer and former Voice coach, who previously identified as bisexual in interviews, addressed her sexuality in April.

She sparked a backlash when she said at the time: “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.”

Speaking to Billboard this week, the singer admitted she regretted using the word “phase” to describe bisexuality.

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

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

The 26-year-old previously revealed she had received hate messages over the incident, saying: “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.”

 

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