Back in 2009, the British singer revealed to a Dutch magazine that he was bisexual. Three years later, the 28-year-old is ready to tell the world that he is an out and proud gay man. Mika sat down with Instinct magazine to set the record “straight“. Here’s what he told the publication.
“If you ask me am I gay, I say yeah. Are these songs about my relationship with a man? I say yeah. And 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
Also in his interview with Instinct, Mika talks about his relationship and the role he feels celebrities play as representatives for the LGBT community. Congrats to Mika for coming out, though I don’t think it’s really a surprise to anyone who’s listened to his music. Any man who sings about Grace Kelly couldn’t possibly be straight, right? LOL.
Given his newly out status, it’s only fitting Mika’s latest single is titled “Celebrate“. It’s the first official single from his upcoming third studio album, “The Origin of Love” and features Pharrell Williams. Check it below.
MIKA ft. Pharrell “Celebrate”
MIKA “Grace Kelly” (Extended Version)
Thought I’d take a trip down memory lane and also embed Mika’s breakout hit, “Grace Kelly”. Loved it back then and still love it now.