Rita Ora has opened up about her decision to come put publicly earlier this year.
The 27 years ‘Let Me Love You’ singer, revealed in May that she had romantic relationships with both men and women after her track ‘Girls’ sparked a backlash over what some saw as a straight artist profiting off the LGBT experience.
Ora later revealed that the song, which featured Charli XCX, Bebe Rexha and ardi B, was based on her own romantic experiences with people of both genders, and was “an accurate account of a very real and honest experience” in her life.
This was a moment in time when I wanted to give confidence to girls who are trapped and feel like they can’t tell their parents that they are gay. I wanted to give people that bit of hope to get through it. It was my story and my truth.”
She added: “I wasn’t scared. I waited for a reason, because none of the times before felt right. I’m an adult, I felt like this was something I needed to do to move forward.
“I’m very proud of who I am and my journey to get here – everybody has to go through these things to learn about themselves.”