U.Okay. rap maven Lady Leshurr got here out as pansexual in the present day (Sept. 21).
In a profile with the British publication The Gay Times, she says that she found that she was pansexual after Kehlani mentioned her personal sexuality on Twitter this previous April.
“Kehlani launched [me] to the time period pansexual. I had by no means heard of it and after studying her tweets, I felt like every part she was saying utilized to me,” Leshurr informed the publication. “I might see drag queens and be drawn to them and I might see trans individuals and be drawn to them. I’m nonetheless drawn to guys and ladies so it was at that time I noticed gender has nothing to do with it. It’s extra in regards to the connection, the power and the vibe that individuals deliver round me — that’s what actually attracts me in. I’ve by no means been an individual to have a look at someone’s look and decide them on that. It’s at all times been about connection and that’s positively why I determine as pansexual.”
Leshurr, who went viral for her Queen’s Speech saga of rap freestyles, was forcibly outed by an ex earlier this 12 months as queer. This is her first official assertion addressing her sexuality, including that she was reluctant to come back out earlier in her profession as a result of a former supervisor held her again. “My ex supervisor informed me popping out wasn’t an excellent look or the best transfer for me or my profession," she stated. "I bear in mind it made me really feel so depressed as a result of I wasn’t being allowed to be my genuine self and truthfully, talking from expertise, I perceive the way it could make somebody really feel trapped, provide you with low shallowness and anxiousness, as a result of you’ll be able to’t absolutely be your self."
Leshurr additionally shouts-out MNEK, one other queer Brit making waves in music. "Representation is admittedly actually necessary as a result of there’s solely a minority of us," she stated. "I don’t know anyone else that’s Black British and homosexual that actually got here out within the music trade and is sporting it proud besides me and MNEK.”
Watch the video for Leshurr's newest single "Black Madonna" under.