Singer Aaron Carter — best known for his cover of the song ‘I Want Candy’ from the year 2000 — has come out as bisexual in an open letter to fans.
Taking to Twitter on the weekend, 29-year-old Carter revealed:
“There’s something I’d like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for nearly half of my life.
“This doesn’t bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off of me.
“I grew up in this entertainment industry at a very young age and when I was around 13 years old I started to find boys and girls attractive.
“There were years that went by that I thought about it, but it wasn’t until I was 17 years old, after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with.”
Carter, who reportedly split from his longtime girlfriend Madison Parker recently, went on to say that music has always been his “temple”.
“Music will always be what transcends all of us and myself,” he said.
Since posting his statement, Carter says he’s been “so overwhelmed by [fans’] love and support”.
Read his statement in full, below.
Carter released an EP titled LøVë earlier this year.