Tuesday, March 30, 2010
FORMER MENUDO HEARTHROB RICKY MARTIN COMES OUT THE CLOSET AND FEELS GREAT ABOUT IT
Ten years ago, I was having a session with my thearpist and he was saying how Singer/Actor Ricky Martin needs to come out the closet because he would be a great role model for many Gay youth.
"He's talented, attractive and masculine" he told me.
Well Ricky Martin had finally decided to let the world know that he's a gay man, which has many fans happy, and a few females upset (oh well).
Many press and fans had speculations about his sexuality, including Barbra Watlers and VH-1. Martin never confirmed or denied his sexuality; on the Behind The Music documentary, he said that it doesn't matter who he goes to bed with at night.
Now the world knows and many have wondered why he chose to come out now.
"Many people told me... 'all the years you've worked and everything you've built will collapse' the award winning star posted on his twitter page.
"Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions."
Coming out "fills me with strength and courage. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment."
Well many people are glad that the singer is embracing his sexulaity and living in his truth, and while there are many females who are shocked, sadden and disappointed, there are many who still love him, and plans on continuing supporting him and watching him shake his Bom Bom.
Martin was born on Christmas Eve in 1971 to an accountant and thearpist in Puetro Rico who spend most of his time being raised by his grandmother after his parents divoreced when he was two years ole. Martin had a close bond and inspired him to pursue his goals.
In the mid 1980's he joined the Latin Teen group Menudo, and scored a top 20 hit with "Hold Me" which got lots of air and video play on Pop radio and on the video show New York City Hot Tracks. Martin stayed with the group until 1990 due to the contract where each member has to leave when they reach the age of 16t, shows facial hair and has voice changes. Martin reached out with former member and close friend Robi Draco Rosa to produce his solo albums, which made him an star in Latin America. He also starred in many Spanish Languafe soap operas and plays before landing a role on the hit soap General Hospital. That was only the appetizer prearing the world for the main course; Martin decided to come out his comfort zone, and release a English language album which made him a global star thanks to his top charting hit "Livin' La Vida Loco," which became one of the biggest and top selling hits of 1999 and helping him become of the hottest artist of the Latin Music Explosion that began in the late 1990's. Making his success sweeter was R&B singer/songwriter Sisqo sampling his classic for his hit "The Thong Song" enlarging his fan base. He also recorded several duets with Christina Auuleria and Madonna and embarked on several successful world tours.
In the mid 2000's he took time off to relax and made news when he became the partents of twin boys that were delivered via a surrogate. Becoming a father have him a form of piece and security as well as stregnth to inform the world about his sexulaity, which he says is a great feeling for him.
How do I feel about Ricky Martin coming out?
I feel it's a good thing, because it will help many Latin and Black males deal with their sexuality, and see that being Gay is not wrong. Anothe reason is for him to let the industry know that he can still recornd quality music and that there's nothingwrong with Gay people having a openly gay man to look up to (especially since there are many closted homosexuals in the R&B, Pop, Latin, Hip-Hop and Gospel industry).
I applaud Ricky for being finally being open about his sexulaity and I will support him. I would also love for him to work with openly Gay singers and rappers as well.
I will be having my Ricky Martin moments this weekend