Bi Popstar $henanigans

BCN 117 cover

This originally appeared in BCN issue 117, Feb 2013

American singer Ke$ha is being proclaimed as bi after a Seventeen magazine interview. “I don’t love just men. I love people,” she says. “It’s not about a gender. It’s just about the spirit that exudes from that other person you’re with.”

All excellent bi sentiments, while fighting shy of the B word. We’ve seen pop stars carefully play words like this to interest a queer audience in the past. And she has a new single to promote. Though to be fair, Ke$ha’s career doesn’t look like it’s at the stage where it needs that extra boost of flirting with girl-on-girl action for the sake of the ratings.

So, is Ke$ha bi? We’re not sure. Her interviews are very carefully worded. Though we did like the suggestion that on her European tour she’s going to be called K€sha.