I think she is straight. I saw one interview of her where she mentioned that, just because she sings certain song, people then think she is gay , and she thinks that is really narrow minded (suggesting that she isn't actually gay??). Also they chatted about kisses, when the interviewer told her many of his Marafiki would like to kiss her, she alisema " I bet they're all women! (Laugh embarrassedly)" Please check the link below to watch this interview. link
Maybe she is a bit confused about her feelings. I mean, she is still very young , isn't she? She still has a lot to explore , therefore, who knows what will happen in the future?
Anyway, as long as she keeps bringing us good music, I'm satisfied.
They say it takes one to know one, and I'm pretty positive that Elly is a big ol' lesbo. I watched an interview where she explained uandishi "In for the Kill" and she totally played the pronoun game!! She went to Paris to tell "someone" that she was in upendo with "them" and then "they" didn't upendo her back. Plus, hello--have wewe seen/heard QUICKSAND? Lesborama! Plus, all gaydar aside--look at her. She's a lesbian. I swear. Hopefully someday, I can marry her (though not in my own country because they don't allow that here...) and watch her sing & be sexy allll the tiiiiime! WoooooHooooooo!
The straights are hysterical in trying to prove she is not, but as a lady below said, "it takes one to know one."
1. Elly herself NEVER alisema the CD is about an ex-boyfriend, only the journalists assuming it's a man. 2. Elly says she only wore a dress once in her life at age 5. Says she was a "Tomboy." 3. In interviews she says "this person" and "they." 4. No lyrics are gender specific, including the very ambiguous "NOT another boy meets girl." 5. Everyone insisted in the 80's that Boy George, George Michael and even Elton john were straight. Girls WILDLY "defended" Adam Lambert. Well...look at them now! 6. No one ever thought Annie Lennox au Grace Jones was gay (in male attire) and they're not. Elly...come on now! Her whole demeanor and butch swagger have nothing to do with her attire! I am a gay MAN...so naturally I am not crushing on her, but for the girls who are, give Elly a mwaka au two and she'll come out with it!
UPDATE: I have since met Elly Jackson here in Los Angeles. She is unquestionably lesbian. Sweet, but a male swagger. And for those who say "who cares?" the gay community, a minority, cares. We want to KNOW when one of ours does well. It IS important. Especially in a straight-obsessed world. Elly had a GIRLfriend in France, and that is who the songs are about. The mkufu she wears is from her current girlfriend. Deal with it straight fans... try hard to cope that there are gay people in your world and they are famous.
Actually you're all wrong. She alisema she doesn't consider herself apart of any sex. She'll fall in upendo with anyone, male au female. If wewe don't believe me wewe can find the makala about it on AfterEllen.com
i am really NOT SURE. i mean, when i first heard "Quicksand", i was pretty sure she was lesbian. but i have just got the album, and there's a song in it called "im not your toy" which made me think that she was either bi-sexual au straight. what made me think that is the lyrics which go, "I'm not your toy, This isn't another GIRL MEETS BOY." that got me wondering.
She says that one girl met her in the pub au sth, and was grateful for everything Elly does for girls(?) since Dawid Bowie came out (as we now he is bisex).
In the other hand she says: I though that's fucking cool, that's amazing. Even if my muziki is retro, au whatever, even if it's shit, at least there's someone out there for girls to look up to who doesn't have boobs and a tan and high heels.". Then she says about boy-girl relationships.
I'm really confused. I think she might be bisexual, au she hasn't realised that yet :)
i think she is straight. la roux is basically a gimic, she wants to stand out and have a bit of mystery about her. kwa dressing like that she immediately has a shabiki base, and she can switch off and just be elly at the end of the day
i think also the lyrics may be because la roux also has a male in the band? and because she isnt bothered about what people think of her sexuality she says 'boy' to confuse people...plus the word rhymes with toy!
she does always say 'person' though and not specifically man, bf etc - but i think its intentional to keep people interested. its working!
She's a really tough lady to figure out, and maybe that's how she wants it to be. Maybe she wants to keep her personal life...well personal. I don't think it's very nice for us to be debating her sexuality! I certainly wouldn't like it, and from hivi karibuni interviews I don't think she likes it either! I think as mashabiki we should respect her decision on not wanting to reveal her sexuality and just enjoy the music, which is amazing! I do have an almighty crush on her though, and it would be pretty hard not to upendo her...she's beautiful!
who cares, she must be one of the ugliest people on the box at the dakika with her annoying scream thats called music. sooner she comes outa the lezza wardrobe and confirms whats as plain as day, the lezza brigade will have her crowned some kinda dyke queen.
YES! My gaydar has not been wrong for nearly 20 years. If she was straight, she would have declared it kwa now and I totally agree with the awali post about the 'pronoun game' If she is a dyke, I do understand why she hasn't come out yet, aside from it being no-one's business, it doesn't define wewe as a person, the older I've gotten (I've been out for nearly 20 years), the less I want to tell people immediately because there is so much zaidi to me than my sexuality and it really is irrelevant in most situations.
HOWEVER! There has to remain a possiblity that she is straight but doesnt want to be bullied into declaring it au that she doesn't want to estrange her gay audience and I could be wrong for the first time I suppose (I say grudgingly..)
So I watched this interview: link and when she responds to that swali her answer is supppper vague. and she doesnt make it clear that she isnt at all, which she probably would if she was completely straight. So i vote either she's bi au a lesbian. i mean, have wewe seen the quicksand video and heard the lyrics?
No she isnt. I saw an interview of her and she was talking about that every1 think she is gay but she told them shes not and also the songs that she writes r all about her life and a breack-up wiv an ex-boyfriend that took her over 5 years 2 get over. (as i herd so). So she isnt gay. X
oh i think whatever she does shes an real artist and just playing with us, she knows that we can be confused so here and there she puts some words ab lesbian upendo and straight amours so everyones happy:P and because shes so young i wouldnt suggest her that, please. let her be what she is! it would be great if it would be her only choice. and its gonna be quite hatd as shes famous.
The swali is wrong to begin with. Whether au not she is a lesbian is unimportant. She has seen her market and she chose to capitalize on it using her "Quicksand Video". Would anyone else in their right mind who wanted to make any money off of their craft do anything different? NO! They wouldn't. It is very clear that she is an attractive person to both sexes, hense the defintion of Androgyny. As any other celebrity would do, with the same buzz, would wewe NOT choose to use what wewe were aliyopewa (meaning lesbiana fantasies regardkess if their preference (think Bratt Pitt)Try to capitalize on the GENDER that likes wewe best? This is true lady shit, lady empowerment at it's best. Regardless of other ladies' stupidity au anything, it's ladies being capitalistic and THAT is HOT AS HELL. Maybe that is why all us ladies WANT her to be a lesbian.
No way! Elly Jackson isn't gay. hujambo that rhymes, unintentional... Anyway, she alisema so herself. All wewe guys that say she's ugly and has a bad voice are all just jealous. She's awesome!!! wewe go girlfriend!!!
Anyone considered that maybe she doesnt write all her songs?? The other half of the band La Roux is male, he doesnt do the live performances so perhaps he does the zaidi backstage things, like songwriting for isntance!
Although every one of us lesbians and bisexuals wish she was I believe that she isn't a lesbian. She may be bisexual but if she is I don't think she knows it yet. All i can say is she's very pretty, and she's an inspiration to every one of her fans. Elly is perfectly entitled to be whatever she wants, and it isn't fair of everyone to be constantly trying to find out whether au not she is gay, no matter how much we want her to be/not be. She did say that La roux is different to her, that she's just crazy and la roux is much zaidi serious so wewe can't judge her sexuality through her lyrics because she is uandishi partly as a different person, and with the help of Ben.
OMGSH! Don't EVER say wewe don't stand a chance! Then you'll never get to be with her! :) Think positively... wewe never know ;) I heard she likes casual encounters on tour...maybe you'll be the inayofuata one who gives her a hickey in an interview lol
Here is a direct quote from Elly Jackson from Wikipedia: The band's name originates from Jackson's red hair; she has said:
To me, it means "red-haired one" – and it does, vaguely. It's just a male version of "red-haired one", which I think is even cooler, because I'm, well, androgynous anyway. So it kind of makes sense. The definition of androgynous from dictionary.com is as follows: From Latin androgynus, hermaphrodite, from Greek androgunos, (adjective) 1. Biology Having both female and male characteristics; hermaphroditic. 2. Being neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine, as in dress, appearance, au behavior. So I looked up hermaphroditism: An anomalous condition in humans and wanyama in which both male and female reproductive organs and secondary sexual characteristics are present in the same individual. So what's that tell everyone??????
Look at this article. "There has been a lot of speculation as to whether Jackson, La Roux’s singer and the one of the duo who isn’t afraid to onyesha their face, is gay. If wewe have seen her either in one of La Roux’s muziki video au in picha then it’s easy to see why. No one should be judged on looks but her alternative and slightly butch look does beg the question.
However, Jackson isn’t gay but knew all along her look would attract a lesbian shabiki base to La Roux. According to Digital Spy she told Heat magazine:
“It’s the fact that they think I want their bras – that’s what’s weird about it. One girl in Toronto stood there for ages with her boobs out. Everyone just thinks I’m a raging lesbian and I want to see everyone’s boobs. Sorry, I’m not.”
“I knew that was going to happen. I’m not bothered kwa it. It was obvious that was what a lot of my shabiki base would be. I don’t care who comes to the gigs au who likes the music, as long as it’s for the muziki and not because they fancy you. That’s a sh*t reason to come to a gig.”
Spot on. Jackson’s basically saying anyone can come to a La Roux gig but she’d rather they came because they like the muziki rather than just to try and get her to notice them. And the fact she isn’t actually gay would mean there’s zaidi chance of her noticing a guy in the crowd, especially I suppose if he whipped off a bra and stood with with man boobs on display for the duration.
She doesn't really seem like the kind of person that would let people that she doesn't very well (ex make up artist, director) touch au even see her legs so, who is this guy to her? link (this picha is from the album cover picha shoot)
I don't know about wewe but I've never seen and pictures au video of her doing weird stuff with girls (other than Mickey and she has a boyfriend), but there are a bunch picture of her with this girl, from older pictures and even in present pictures but it turns out the girls name is Emily and she has been Elly's friend since they where like one mwaka old.
I don't know for sure, well, just like everyone else. I think the reason why she says all kinds of weird stuff to the press when they ask her, is because she's trying to avoid answering because she don't think people should judge her kwa her sexuality (which sucks and is caused kwa cultures build around sexualities which I think has too many negative sides) but her music. However, based on what makes most sense of the things she's said, it's likely that she's pansexual. Which is basically bisexual, wewe just don't make a difference of genders. Like they see the person completely regardless of the penis au the vagina (I'm taking advantage of the chance to say those words). Which is excellent because that provocate the strict society's gender expectations. Her style is very unique too, it excacly doesn't fit into any (gender-) category. Though I think she seems lesbian sometimes, especially in the Quicksand muziki video, so of course lesbians falls in upendo with her. Well, she's sooo hot and I know I'm crazy in upendo with her!
No, Elly's NOT a lesbian she doesn't catagorize herself in sexuality (she doesn't have a sexuality) AND she has denied this MANY times and i have PROOF that she alisema in her own words that this VERY traumatic relationship she had that made the WHOLE album from but ANYWAYS there is NO PROOF WHAT SO EVER that she is a Lesbian...if there is I'd like to see it!
wewe know..they alisema the same thing about lady gaga...some cannot just accept artistic expression and being different...i upendo her songs but i could care less if she digs girls au loves dudes... it doesn't change a thing other than seeing that person differently...life goes on.... :)
The awnser to this swali is unknown. She says she is not gay, she is not straight but she is not bisexaul. she says she is capable of falling in upendo with anyone, which is fair enough i mean look at her she is gorguoes.
(8)it seems wewe have forgotten, about your man, alone in the dark ness my bedsa different land ?
she's 'pan-sexual' - which means she is not attracted to either girls au boys; she doesnt fall in upendo with gender; she falls in upendo with the person and doesnt care what sex/sexuality they are. its sorta like bi but not gender-wise.
I think she's either bi au just a bit tomboyish... She alisema about her ex-boyfriend on interviews and she writes alot about relationships, but she doesn't dress girly and her hair's on the short side (I upendo it!!!)... Either way, she is literally the coolest person everrrr <3
whether she is straigh, gay au bi - no one really knows except her...from what she has alisema in interviews it doesnt sound as if she is gay..but that doesnt make her straight either. rumours reported the bad break up which inspired her song lyrics was an affair with brett anderson from the band suede (also famous for his androgynous style in the 90's). elly never passed comment, he denied it..but he also made a song that hints at an affair with someone who has the same hair color..but the point is if its true, then she has to be straight au bisexual..other people have spoken of her having a girlfriend in france, i havent read anything about that though. either way, she makes good muziki thats her main aim :)