Singer Annie Lennox says she doesn't understand people who oppose gay rights.

The 59-year-old Lennox is currently promoting her latest studio album, the two-disc Nostalgia.

“The whole key to Nostalgia is about interpretation,” Lennox told NewNowNext Minute. “It's not about covering things, because that would be easy, it's just like reading a phone book.”

When asked to explain her connection with the LGBT community, Lennox said she didn't understand opponents of gay rights.

“I've never understood why people have to be bigoted against others because of their sexual orientation, their race, or their skin color,” she answered. “It's never been something that I've ever understood, because I think we're all born on this planet and we all must get along together.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

I Put a Spell on You, the first single off of Nostalgia, arrived last month.