Celebrity Big Brother star didn't want to 'hide away forever'

Rapper Lady Sovereign has come out as gay. 

The Celebrity Big Brother star, 24, admits she was too scared about what people would say to reveal the truth before now.

‘Magazines would always ask about [my sexuality] but would get stopped by my publicists,’ she explains.

‘It was my choice, too, because I was a bit worried about it – but now I don`t really give a damn.’

Lady Sovereign, real name Louise Amanda Harman, is relieved she no longer has to keep the secret.

‘You can’t hide away forever,’ she tells DIVA.

‘It’s just stupid and now I’ve come out I feel a lot more comfortable with myself. But it was a bit scary back then, because some people do have horrible opinions.’

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