The teenage star told Jimmy Fallon all about her spontaneous coming-out experience.
Jojo Siwa, the Taylor Swift of children’s music, just lately made waves when she got here out as queer in spectacularly Gen Z style: first via a playful TikTok, then in a more clear-cut photograph posted to her Twitter, and eventually in an Instagram video. In a Wednesday interview with Jimmy Fallon, the pop-star teen revealed what life has been like since coming out, and the way she was encouraged every step of the way by her girlfriend.
“It was essentially the most love I feel I’ve ever received,” Siwa mentioned of the press explosion after her preliminary submit. The teenager, who rose to fame on Dance Mothers and as a Nickelodeon star, told Fallon that she hadn’t deliberate on coming out, but happened to be making a series of TikToks with the group Pleasure Home. At one level, Siwa realized, she would possibly by chance out herself by posting one of the videos. “It’s not something I’m ashamed of, I just haven’t proven the internet but,” she told Fallon, explaining her hesitancy.
However then, with some help from her girlfriend, she determined to have a little bit enjoyable with it, posting a cryptic TikTok set to Lady Gaga’s anthemic “Born This Manner.” The hypothesis started virtually instantly, simply as she thought it will, and the singer’s publicist requested her if she simply wanted to confirm the rumors. At first, Siwa declined, but 10 minutes later, she went forward and posted a photograph of herself sporting a shirt that read “Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever,” following a FaceTime conversation with her girlfriend. “I text her [my publicist] and I used to be like, ‘Hey, so about not confirming…’” Siwa said with a laugh.
The teenager singer, who has legions of fans, admitted that it felt like a “big risk” to come out publicly, though her friends and family had recognized her sexuality for a while. “But when I lost every part that I’ve created due to being myself and due to loving who I wanna love, I don’t need it,” she said.