Only a few months after revealing he is gay, Ricky Martin is ready to reveal a whole lot more. His autobiography Me was released this week and the pop star was busy signing copies for screaming fans at Borders in NYC on Wednesday. In the book, Ricky discusses his sexual history, his two children, Twitter and a very interesting nickname.
For years it was speculated that the “Livin La Vida Loca” singer was gay, but it was only last March that Ricky officially came out of the closet. In Me, Ricky discusses his attraction to men, writing, “Ever since I can remember I have felt a strong attraction to men, and though I can say I have also felt a strong attraction to women, it is a man who awakens my most instinctual, animal self.”
So while men might bring out Ricky’s animal side, performing brings out another.
Beyoncé has Sasha Fierce to separate her private self from her public self, and Ricky also has two personas — only in his case, the one with the drag name isn’t his stage persona!
Born Enrique Martin Morales, Ricky Martin is the singer’s stage identity. He reveals in Me that “in private, I am KiKi, a man who each day confronts the challenges of life, just like everybody else.”