Transgender pop star Kim Petras hates idea of being labelled
KIM PETRAS could not be prouder to be transgender — but says there is much more to her than the label ‘trans pop star’.
The German singer, who underwent gender reassignment surgery at 16, wants her tunes to do the talking.
‘Yes, I’m transgender but I hope people see me as an artist who makes good music,’ Kim told GP.
‘I don’t have songs that go, [sings] “I am transgender,”’ the 25-year-old quipped.
Last year, Kim courted controversy by recording track I Don’t Want It At All with Dr Luke.
It came after the producer — real name Lukasz Gottwald — was accused of sexual assault by Kesha, claims he denies.
‘I was aware of it,’ Kim admitted. ‘It’s difficult to speak about but, for me, the situation was positive.’
Her new single Heart To Break is out now.
Author: Tom Stichbury