Mariah Carey is finally breaking her silence on some long-time rumors claiming that the songstress is bisexual. In the latest issue of The Advocate, Mariah opens up about her sexuality in a personal interview.
“If it makes somebody happy to say that, then whatever, but that’s not the reality,” Mariah tells The Advocate, via Huffington Post. “I don’t have a discriminatory policy of who I’m friends with, so yes, I’m friends with women who are gay — gay, straight, it doesn’t matter to me. So I don’t get upset when I hear that, because it is what it is. I guess I could lie about it to seem more exciting.”
Mariah and hubby Nick Cannon are expecting a bundle of joy in the Spring, and the couple couldn’t be more excited.
The singer is an open advocate of gay marriage rights, and opens up to the mag about her views.
“If two people want to get married, it’s their prerogative — we hope. Everybody should be able to do what they want to do and be in the pursuit of happiness,” Mariah says. “Ever since I was a little girl, my mother was very open-minded and had many different types of friends, so being gay never seemed wrong or strange to me.”
Mariah also talks about how she was part of a gay marriage ceremony in Las Vegas, out of respect and gratitude to her loyal gay fans.
“Maybe part of the connection is that I do write songs from an outsider perspective. A lot of my die-hard gay fans don’t just know my singles, but they also know all the album cuts,” she says. “I have songs about feeling different and alienated, because I grew up with my own issues, being biracial and not having money.”