I guess Clay Aiken came out of the closet for People Magazine. To tell the truth, I thought he had been out of the closet. The bitch is sweeter than a melted Coke slurpee. I'm talking about hurt your stomach sweet. Says his new son (from artificial insemination) is his reason for coming out:
"It was the first decision I made as a father," Aiken told the magazine, which arrives on newsstands Friday. "I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that."
Aiken, who rose to fame on "Idol" in 2003, has long been the subject of rumors and tabloid fodder that he was gay, but usually refused to acknowledge them. In an interview with The Associated Press two years ago, he said of the talk: "I don't really feel like I have anybody to answer to but myself and God and the people I love."
Aiken said he only told his family that he was gay four years ago. He recalled a tearful discussion with his mother in a car after dropping off his brother, who was being sent to Iraq, at a military base.
At least he not doing the whole "Down Low" thang. Gotta respect it... Oh! I got a song for him!