The ‘Grace Kelly’ singer has, at last, answered the long-discussed question of his sexuality in an interview with US magazine Instinct. His sexuality had become the subject of rumour since entering the public eye in early 2007.
Mika told Instinct Magazine: “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 my 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.”
In 2009 in an interview with Dutch magazine Gay & Night he talked of his hesitance to use labels, which the singer used as a frequent response to questioning of his sexuality, until commenting on bisexuality saying: “I’ve never ever labeled myself. But having said that, I’ve never limited my life. I’ve never limited who I sleep with. … Call me whatever you want. Call me bisexual, if you need a term for me.”
Previously, in 2008, Mika had spoken to the US magazine OUT saying that it was possible to discuss “sexuality without using labels”, leading to some journalists inventing the phrases ‘ambisexual’ and ‘gaybe.’
His insistence on keeping his sexuality a private matter had led to hate mail and one death threat: “It was over whether I am gay or not. He wasn’t happy that I won’t talk about my personal life like that,” he told the Evening Standard.