UK singer-songwriter Jessie J insists she's never denied she's bisexual.

The 23-year-old Do It Like a Dude singer told Glamour Magazine UK that she plays in both bands.

“It is important for me to be open and honest [about my bisexuality],” she told the magazine. “I get hundreds of letters from people about it. My mum and dad have known for years and were super cool, my sisters made jokes about it because they were married with kids and I was the rebellious one. I had a girlfriend and tattoos, I was like … hardcore!”

When asked how old was she when she had her first girlfriend, Jessie J answered with a shrug: “Dunno. Seventeen? It wasn't a girlfriend, more my first girl experience. And that's an exclusive, I haven't told anyone that.”

And her comment that the claim of bisexuality is often abused by recording artists prompts the women at lesbian blog to pen a lengthy thesis on the subject.

“I never wanted to be called a hypocrite, but I didn't want my sexuality to become a gimmick. There are lots of people who go, 'Oh, I'm bisexual.' No. You've kissed your friend,” Jessie J said.

(The video to her single Do It Like a Dude is embedded in the right panel of this page.)