Mika, singer of tunes like “Lollipop,” has officially come out as gay, putting to rest the not-so-speculative speculations about his personal life that have been swirling since he released his first album, Life in Cartoon Motion, in 2007.
Mika also stated that the songs on his upcoming release, The Origin of Love, are inspired by his love life.
In an interview with Instinct magazine, Mika said: “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 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.”
This comes three years after Mika offered the label of ‘bisexual’ for himself, for those who needed to categorize him. It also comes just before the scheduled release of his new album, so it’s a bit of a calculated move, time wise.
I hope Mika’s PR team realized that most people’s response to the news is sure to be “Yep. And?” Unless they’re the presidents of Chik-Fil-A or Amway, in which case your jowls will quiver with rage as you remember how much you loved “Grace Kelly.”