Jessie J Gets Colorful in Glamour Magazine
The British singer, who is set to release her new album this summer, opens up about everything from her famous wigs to her incredibly supportive parents. "I wasn’t always someone who was talented. It was more that I was loud and loved a challenge," she says. "From a young age I knew I wanted to be something in the world."
She continues, "When I was 13, I sat with my mom and dad and went, 'I think I want to do this properly. What can I do?' I went to the Brit School to do musical theater or be a musician. Then I started writing songs, and everything changed for me. I wanted to tell the world what I think and feel."
Jessie says her family has been a constant source of encouragement over the years, and the reason why she's so confident today. "I have such an amazing mom and dad who have been married for 32 years, and my sisters always made me feel like I was amazing. No one ever tried to suppress who I wanted to be."
That unconditional love applies to every facet of the singer's being, including her sexuality. "For me, I want it to be less about sexuality and more about being comfortable in who you fall in love with. If I meet someone and I like them, I don’t care if they’re a boy or a girl. You should never, ever apologize for anything that makes you happy. My mom and dad were always so cool about it; they were just like, 'You’re not harming anyone. Enjoy your life.'"