There can be few who knew his music that were surprised by the stunning revelation recently from singer Mika, that he was in fact one of our gang, a happy homosexual!
Ok, so perhaps previously he self identified himself as a bisexual, however many saw this as just either a passing phase or a record company imposed condition in order to sell more records.
The attractive 28 year old made the revelatory announcement in an interview with Instinct Magazine in which he also confirmed some of the songs on his new album were inspired by his relations and love affairs with men. Ok, so he’s got a new album out, so that’s why there is a lot of publicity about him at the moment. Cynical me? Well perhaps just a little.
During the interview the handsome golden voiced star said “If you ask me am I gay, I say yeah. Are these songs about my relationship with a man? I say yeah. It’s only through my music that I’ve found the strength to come to terms with my sexuality beyond the context of just my lyrics. This is my real life.”
Mika has always added an air of mystery to his sexual identity over the years, for example in an interview with Dutch magazine three years ago he proffered “I’ve never limited my life. I’ve never limited who I sleep with…Call me whatever you want. Call me bisexual, if you need a term for me.”
He considered himself a label-less person, say he could fall in love with anybody, a sentiment that I can applaud and agree with to some degree, after all we fall in love with a person, not a sexuality, however that doesn’t mean I’m a closet straight or a secret bisexual, but then again, I’m not trying to sell records and get people talking about me!
Mika, I salute you, welcome on to the gay bus!