Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson isn’t fazed by the constant scrutiny of her sexuality.
Hudson, whose sexuality was put under the spotlight after performing “Same Love” with Macklemore and Mary Lambert at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, said in an interview with PrideSource that she doesn’t care what the media thinks.
“People were like, ‘Is Jennifer trying to tell us something?’” She said. “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.”
She may not be gay, but Hudson said she admires the “independence and confidence” of the gay community.
“I’m so inspired by that,” Hudson said. “I’ve never understood, gosh, what does the gay community see in me? You know what I mean? Because again, I grew up around a lot of that and that’s the world that embraced me first, so that I’ve never fully gathered.”
Hudson doesn’t think she would have a career without the gay community. She started performing at gay clubs.
“Drag queens used to dress me, and then I would go and perform,” she said. “That’s where I started, so there’s definitely a connection there.”
At the end of the day, the Oscar-winning Dreamgirls actress said, “I’mma be me, I’mma do me.”