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Shawn Mendes Explains Why He Feels the Need to Prove He's Not Gay

Shawn Mendes Explains Why He Feels the Need to Prove He's Not Gay

Shawn Mendes is on the cover of Rolling Stone and he is giving a very candid interview.

Here’s what the 20-year-old entertainer had to share…

On his relationship with Hailey Bieber, who he acknowledges he was more than just friends with: “I don’t even wanna put a title on it. I think it was more of a zone of limbo….I texted Hailey [after her engagement], ‘Congratulations,’ and I really am happy for them.”

On his need to prove that he’s not gay: “In the back of my heart, I feel like I need to go be seen with someone — like a girl — in public, to prove to people that I’m not gay. Even though in my heart I know that it’s not a bad thing. There’s still a piece of me that thinks that. And I hate that side of me.”

On his sexuality: “I thought, ‘You f*cking guys are so lucky I’m not actually gay and terrified of coming out.’ That’s something that kills people. That’s how sensitive it is. Do you like the songs? Do you like me? Who cares if I’m gay?”

For more from Shawn, visit RollingStone.com.

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