R&B singer Steve Lacy has shared his honest opinion about coming out.
Over the last few years, the 25-year-old talent has taken over the entertainment industry and social media sphere with immersive singles like ‘Bad Habit’ and ‘Dark Red’.
In addition to his musical feats, which include a Grammy Award and top chart placements, Lacy has cultivated a strong LGBTQ+ fan base due to his own queer identity.
In 2017, the young talent made headlines when he came out as queer on Tumblr.
“I’m human,” Lacy wrote after a fan asked him if he was straight or bisexual, per Logo.
The ‘Some’ singer also told a fan that he would be open to dating men, writing: “Sure, why not.”
Since that interaction, Lacy has remained relatively hush regarding his queerness aside from the rare social media post and his acclaimed music catalogue.
However in a recent interview with Variety, the Gemini Rights artist opened up about his sexuality journey and his thoughts on coming out.
When reflecting on his 2017 Tumblr exchange, Lacy told the publication: “But I didn’t really come out. I didn’t try to – it just kinda happened.
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“I don’t care to announce who I’m into sexually. I think it’s silly. I never felt like I needed to come out.”
While Lacy has slowly started to open up about his sexuality, the beloved talent has no intention of being the voice of the queer community.
“I never care to speak for anyone else, because I think all of our experiences are so different from each other,” he explained.
“I guess I have a selfish perspective of myself in the world, and I’m just expressing myself. I’m not necessarily doing things for other people to feel good about themselves.”
The interview also featured a statement from Lacy’s the Internet bandmate and openly queer artist Syd, who revealed that she had no idea he was queer until the aforementioned Tumblr post.
“I found out there was all that controversy, and that’s when I talked to him about it,” she revealed.
She went on to say that instead of giving him unsolicited advice, she wanted to create a safe supportive environment for him.
“I think being a gay man is very different from being a gay woman. I didn’t even want to assume that I knew what he was going through,” she explained.
“I just wanted to let him know as a sister that you can play this as low-key or as high-key as you want to. It doesn’t matter, and whenever you’re ready to open up about it, we’re here.”