In the past, singer Rebecca Black has spoken out about how, in her eyes, sexuality exists on a spectrum, without explicitly identifying her own sexuality. But in a new interview, the viral star opened up for the first time about her queer identity.
On a recent episode of the Dating Straight podcast, Black told co-hosts Jack Dodge and Amy Ordman that she had recently been through a breakup with a woman, leading to her coming out publicly as queer. “I made a conscious decision to not, like, ‘come out,'” she told the hosts. “People started asking and I stopped not responding. I’m still in the process, it feels like.”
When asked about how she specifically identifies, Black said that while she feels things shift regularly, she feels most comfortable with labeling herself as queer. “Every day is different, it’s something that over the past few years I’ve obviously been having a lot of conversations with myself about,” she said. “To me, the word ‘queer’ feels really nice. I have dated a lot of different types of people, and I just don’t really know what the future holds. Some days, I feel a little more on the ‘gay’ side than others.”
Black was also quick to point out that she wasn’t looking to date any time soon. “I don’t really want to date right now, but even if I did, I have no choice,” she said with a laugh. “Unless I want to get on Raya and Skype date them? No.”
Check out Black’s full interview on Dating Straight below: