Nelly Furtado Comes Out:
Canadian singer Nelly Furtado came out as bisexual in an interview with GUS magazine. Although she did not admit to having a relationship with a woman, she did say she was attracted to them. "Women are beautiful and sexy," she said.
Nelly Furtado Wants Her Own Gay Pride Float:
According to Canada.com, Nelly Furtado said, "My dream is to have my own float. I’d have remixes of my songs. We’d all be drinking and dancing, just having a good time. We’d have lounge chairs and a little kiddy pool and we could all dance around and throw champagne on each other."
Nelly Says: All People are Bisexual:
Does Nelly's claim of bisexuality hold much weight when she says all people are bisexual? Nelly Furtado said she was reading a book about Chinese medicine that claims all people are inherently bisexual to balance their energies. She said, "That makes so much sense. As humas we have both male and female energies."
Nelly Furtado is Promiscuous:
Or at least her single "Promiscuous" became an instant hit in June 2006, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her latest album Loose has more of a hip-hop sound than her previous recordings and she hopes that doesn't turn off her gay and lesbian fans. She admits there is a lot of homophobia in the hip-hop community, but she says, “I think it’s changing. And there’s a lot of hip-hop out there that is very cool and not homophobic at all."
Canadian Nelly Furtado:
Nelly Furtado was born in British Columbia, Canada. She is of Portuguese descent. She grew up surrounded by music and by age four was singing in Portuguese and English. As a teen her influences were early hip-hop artists like TLC, Salt-N-Pepa, Bel Biv Devoe and Mariah Carey. As she grew older she also came to like rock groups such as U2, Radiohead and Oasis.
Nelly was discovered at a Toronto talent show. Nelly Furtado burst onto the scene in 2000 with her debut album, Whoa Nelly! Whoa Nelly turned out hits "I'm Like a Bird," "Turn Off The Light" and "On the Radio." She toured with Lilith Faire and was nominated for a Grammy for "I'm Like a Bird" in 2001.