JANET JACKSON: HEY, I'M NOT GAY

Published on: June 11, 2002

Janet Jackson dismisses rumors that she's gay -- even though she admits she hugs and kisses other women.

"No, I am not bisexual," she told a reporter. "I have been linked with dancers in our group because we are so close. I love intimacy and I am not afraid to show it. We fall asleep in each other's arms. We hug, we kiss, but there's nothing beyond that.

"I don't mind people thinking that I'm gay or calling me gay. People are going to believe whatever they want. I love people regardless of sexual preference."