Jessie J: 'I never lied about my sexuality'

Singer responds to fans after claiming her bisexuality was a "phase"

Jessie J: 'I never lied about my sexuality'

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Jessie J has issued a statement responding to criticism of comments she recently made about her sexuality.

The pop singer said in a recent interview with The Mirror that her bisexuality was a "phase" and that she now only dates men and is looking to find a husband with whom she can start a family.

Jessie J first spoke about her sexuality in 2011, revealing that she has dated both men and women in the past.

However, the comments this week led to a backlash online with some fans stating that the singer is either lying or used the bisexuality as a selling point when she first emerged. Calling the "hate" both "uncalled for" and "ridiculous," Jessie J wrote a 1,100 word response, stating that what she has said was "never a publicity stunt or for album sales". Click here to read the full statement.

Denying that her comments about no longer being bisexual were done as a form of self promotion, Jessie J wrote: "I never lied about my sexuality, I never labelled myself, the media and some of the public did. I said almost 5 years ago now. I have dated girls and boys. Quote me! Which I had! Am I denying that…?No! I was young and I experimented! Who hasn't?"

She continues: "I fell for a person who happened to be a girl. Every other relationship I've had has been with a man. My record label didn't care and it wasn't part of my launch! I'm not looking for sympathy, I'm just being real."

Jessie J released her second album 'Alive' in 2013. She is currently in the studio working on her third.

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