In 2011, Jessie J rose to the top of her game with her hit record "Price Tag" and the release of her debut album, Who Are You. Now the pop-singer is opening up to Glamour magazine about who she really is.
Glamour chatted with Jessie for their May 2012 issue about her creative look, health, and sexuality; and being labeled as a bisexual in today's society.
Jessie J wasn't too shy to speak in-depth about these situations where people inquire and assume a lot, but really have no idea. Take a look at the interview below:
GLAMOUR: You wear a lot of wigs, right?
JJ: It’s so tough to explain to people. When you have half an hour to be ready at four o’clock in the morning, you don’t have time to get up and glue in extensions or blow-dry your hair. A hairdresser who did my hair said, “You, my darling, have something that we call ‘successful’ hair,” which is basically battered hair that’s split and falling out in the back because you’ve had to blow-dry it every day. I don’t want my hair falling out, so I wear wigs!
GLAMOUR: You suffered a stroke at 18. Does that affect the way you take care of yourself today?
JJ: My health isn’t as bad as people think. I have an irregular heartbeat sometimes when I’m tired; things that may not bother other people affect me. It’s a stress thing. I try not to let things get to me as much as I did when I was younger. Last night, after the Brit Awards, was literally the first time I’ve ever been out when I have work the next day. You need to choose when you have your celebration and make it special instead of going out every night and exhausting yourself.
GLAMOUR: How do you feel about being labeled as bisexual?
JJ: The frustrating thing is that if I was with a guy right now, I’d be [considered] straight. But if I was with a girl, I’d be “gay.” When I was with my ex-girlfriend, I used to take her around and say, “This is my girlfriend.” People would be comfortable with it because I was. That’s what annoys me about the media. I’ve never tried to make [my sexuality] something that’s going to put me in newspapers or magazines. I’m never, ever going to let it be something that sells my music. Sexuality shouldn’t define you. It should be part of who you are. At the moment I’m single, and I’m happy and learning about myself. Music is the love of my life right now.
Jessie J is a strong woman and we're sure to see her continuing to rise to the top.
Check out her photos for the mag in the accompanying gallery.