When you are a celebrity and in the public eye, everything you do is questioned. Rumors will start to fly about what you do, why you do it, and who you are with. When you are seen out with someone the rumor mill starts and sometimes your s*xuality is called into question. This is what has happened to Jennifer Hudson lately just before her album JHUD is about to be released.
Hudson, 32, is not about to let some rumors get to her. After her VMA performance in 2013 with Macklemore and Mary Lambert rumors have been flying that she is a le$bian. She sang the song “Same Love” with the hip-hop artist and country crooner which is a song that is about [email protected] rights and marriage equality. After the VMAs aired people were calling into question whether Hudson was straight or not. She did an interview with PrideSource where she said that people were asking if she was trying to tell them something by singing that song. Hudson stated that she was excited when she got the call that they wanted her to perform the song with them. She said that it was a huge message that was being sent out to millions of people and wanted to be a part of that.
Hudson feels inspired by the LGBT community. She said that she admired how independent and confident those in the community are despite all of the hate and criticism that they face every day. She does not mind the rumors and doesn’t pay much attention to them as she knows who she is but is not offended by the insinuation that she is part of that community at all. She stated that after her performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” in Dreamgirls she had [email protected] males coming up to her all the time and telling her that they felt like Effie on the inside.
It has also been said that she portrays a “drag queen attitude”. She has been to many Pride events to show her support and says that being around so many drag queens helped her immensely with her confidence. She said she learned to own what she did without fear while giving 100%.