Little Richard Says He’s Not Gay Anymore

Little Richard Says He’s Not Gay Anymore

Little Richard, who has previously described himself as both “gay” and “omnisexual,” has a new outlook on life at 84 years old.

During a sit-down with 3ABN, the icon shared his current views on sexuality, including dedicating his final years to living “like Jesus,” while insisting men should live as men and women as women.

“Anybody come in show business, they’re going to say you’re gay. Are you straight? Are you a homosexual something? They’re going to say it. But God, Jesus, he made men, men, he made women, women, you know? And you’ve got to live the way God wants you to live.”

The “Tutti Frutti” singer, who no longer wears makeup or wigs, also spoke out against “unnatural affections.”

“You know, all these things. So much unnatural affection. So much of people just doing everything and don’t think about God. Don’t want no parts of him,” he said.

While the pianist was ordained as a minister in 1970, many of his fans have wondered for years how the star reconciled his faith with his own journey to self-discovery.

Richard, whose real name is Richard Wayne Penniman, is quoted in a 2012 GQ interview saying, “We are all both male and female. Sex to me is like a smorgasbord. Whatever I feel like, I go for. What kind of sexual am I? I am omnisexual!”

In a 1995 interview with Penthouse, the “Good Golly Miss Molly” singer shared, “I’ve been gay all my life and I know God is a God of love, not of hate.”

Today, he is clearly singing a different tune, believing God saved him and can save others as well.

“Regardless of whatever you are, he loves you. I don’t care what you are. He loves you and he can save you. All you’ve got to do is say, ‘Lord, take me as I am. I’m a sinner.’ But we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. The only holy, righteous person is Jesus and he wants us to be just like him because, in order to go to Heaven, we’ve got to look like him,” Richard said. “I don’t want to sing rock and roll no more. … I want to be holy like Jesus.”

Check out the full interview below.

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  1. Foxydevil
    October 07, 04:52 Reply

    Religion and homosexuality, two adversaries since the beginning of time.
    No wonder the bulk of Nigerian gay men have taken to atheism ,the only way they can come to terms with their sexuality, a delirious and cognitive dissonance.

  2. Ólay
    October 07, 08:43 Reply

    he probably thinks God will give him a chance at heaven now………LMAO jokes on him. see you in Hell

    • trystham
      October 07, 12:22 Reply

      Loooool. You dey go hell before ni?

  3. Mandy
    October 07, 09:27 Reply

    The old piece of shit is probably no longer getting laid or attention from any guy, old or young. Be holy like Jesus indeed. Nigga, rest abeg. Preferably in a coffin.

  4. Delle
    October 07, 09:41 Reply

    He isn’t getting laid anymore. No one’s looking his way anymore (no surprises there, look at him).
    So he switched off his gay button.

    I can’t even laugh, I get boil for throat abeg. 🚶🚶🚶

  5. trystham
    October 07, 12:39 Reply

    The epiphany that comes with nearness to the grave

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