Singer Jennifer Hudson has credited the
gay community for shaping her career.
The 32-year-old Hudson told Michigan
gay weekly PrideSource that she isn't sure she would have a
career in the music industry without the gay community.
“That's why I recently did a couple
of gay clubs, and I wanted to do more because that's where I
started,” she said. “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
Hudson said joining Macklemore and Mary
Lambert during a performance of the hit marriage equality anthem Same
Love at last year's MTV Video Music Awards led to questions about
her sexual orientation.
“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,” she said. “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
Hudson's third studio album, JHUD, is
available for pre-order