Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie has opened up about his sexuality and the prejudice he has faced in a new interview.
Speaking to NPR, Urie gave insight into his controversial new video for 'Girls/Girls/Boys' where he appears nude in front of a plain black background throughout - in tribute to the video for 'Untitled (How Does It Feel)' by D'Angelo.
Talking about the tracks lyrics, 'Girls love girls and boys / And love is not a choice.', Urie then spoke about the homophobia that he had experienced as a frontman - despite being married to a woman.
"I believe that you can't control who you are," he said. "It's something that I've experienced myself, that girls do love girls and boys. Girls are just more sexual in nature, much more so than guys.
"A lot of times people want to label something just to make themselves feel comfortable. They wanna call this person gay or this person straight. I have had similar experience with homosexuality, with bisexuality, and that's something I feel comfortable talking about. It's not something anyone should have to hide, and that goes along with the message of the song, that it's important to know who you are, to be able to be proud of that, and have the courage behind your convictions."
Urie continued: "People can say whatever they want; it doesn't matter unless you let it affect you. That's an important lesson I had to learn with the band."
Watch the video for 'Girls/Girls/Boys' below
Panic! At The Disco will be playing the following UK dates in November:
17 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
18 - Edinburgh, UK @ Picturehouse
20 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 1
21 - London, UK @ Kentish Town Forum
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Below: Panic! At The Disco live in London