US pop queen Rebecca Black has opened up about her sexuality and her queer identity in a brand new interview.
In an interview with Jack Dodge and Amy Ordman for the Dating Straight podcast, Black discussed her recent breakup, which lead to her coming out as a queer woman.
“I made a conscious decision to not, like, ‘come out,'” she told the pair. “People started asking and I stopped not responding. I’m still in the process, it feels like.”
“It’s like the fucking quarantine, everything is different. It’s something that, over the past few years, I’ve obviously been having a lot of conversations with myself,” she said.
“I think to me, the word queer feels really nice. I have dated a lot of different types of people, and I just don’t really know what the future holds, and some days I feel a little bit more on the gay side than others.”
The 22-year-old first won our hearts when she released Friday back in 2011, but more recently has been delivering top-tier content as a YouTube queen.
Back in February, she reflected on her experiences as an O.G viral star, promptly reminding us of the fact that she’s 1. a talented queen, 2. a human being who deserves respect, and 3. hot as hell.
I mean, we simply cannot help but stan this woman.
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*swipe ->* 9 years ago today a music video for a song called “friday” was uploaded to the internet. above all things, i just wish i could go back and talk to my 13 year old self who was terribly ashamed of herself and afraid of the world. to my 15 year old self who felt like she had nobody to talk to about the depression she faced. to my 17 year old self who would get to school only to get food thrown at her and her friends. to my 19 year old self who had almost every producer/songwriter tell me they’d never work with me. hell, to myself a few days ago who felt disgusting when she looked in the mirror! i’m trying to remind myself more and more that every day is a new opportunity to shift your reality and lift your spirit. you are not defined by any one choice or thing. time heals and nothing is finite. it’s a process that’s never too late to begin. and so, here we go! this might be a weird thing to post but the honesty feels good if nothing else. ????
The announcement comes after Rebecca previously alluded to her sexuality earlier this year, calling it a “spectrum.”
“One of the things that I love so much about the LGBTQ community is that they embrace inclusiveness. I definitely see sexuality as being on a spectrum,” she said. “You can definitely be on one end of the spectrum or the other. With there being a spectrum, there is this huge middle ground. I definitely see myself as being on that spectrum.”
Unfortunately, thanks to coronavirus, Rebecca (and the rest of us) are unable to date anyone.
“I don’t really want to date right now, even if I did, I have no choice,” she said. “Unless I want to get on Raya and Skype date them? No.”
Regardless of her sexuality, Rebecca Black is a musical icon and deserves our utmost respect and admiration. We love one (1) woman.
In honour of our lord and saviour, Rebecca Black, you can all listen to Friday as a treat.