Jennifer Hudson On Lesbian Rumors & Drag Queen Dress Sense
Jennifer Hudson has said that it doesn’t bother her when people speculate about her sexuality.
The singer – who is preparing to release her third studio album JHUD – has also revealed that Drag Queens used to dress her!
What do you think your career would be like without the gay community?
I don’t know if I would have one, to be honest. That’s why I recently did a couple of gay clubs, and I wanted to do more because that’s where I started. I was just literally looking at old pictures a few minutes ago, and I saw a picture of me performing in a gay club and a picture of being dressed. Drag queens used to dress me, and then I would go and perform. That’s where I started, so there’s definitely a connection there. I wanted to make sure that I reconnected.
When I saw you perform “Same Love” with Macklemore and Mary Lambert during the 2013 MTV VMAs, I remember thinking, “Is Jennifer trying to tell us something? Is she coming out as lesbian?”
If someone ever questions or thinks that, I don’t care what you think. It shouldn’t matter. And I did get that! People were like, “Is Jennifer trying to tell us something?” Hey, I wasn’t, but if you wanna think that, it’s all right with me. When I got the call (to do that performance), I was like, “Oh my god, I definitely wanna do this. A powerful statement is being made and I wanna be a part of that.”
Does your support of the gay community extend to gay marriage?
Yeah. Ain’t much else to say about that, because what’s the big deal?