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US cuts ‘humasexual’ paras out of Morrissey’s autobiography, as Ja Rule denies gay relationship

By | Published on Friday 6 December 2013


Mention of Morrissey’s relationship with photographer Jake Walters has been edited out of US editions of Moz’s ‘Autobiography’.

As previously reported, Morrissey ‘came out’ in his own oblique way in the book, stating he was “humasexual” and “attracted to humans”, and also writing about Walters – still quite ambiguously – as a significant other in his life in the mid-1990s.

WENN has since confirmed that, in the American edits of ‘Autobiography’, many of Moz’s anecdotes have been altered so as not to include Walters as much as in the original UK edition. Also, a photo of Walters as a child has been removed, whilst his name has been entirely taken out of one story involving a night out with Chrissie Hynde.

In a week when – what with these edits and Tom Daley’s (albeit positively received) ‘revelation’ – there’s been an implication that gay relationships still need to be “explained” or, worst still, hidden, rapper Ja Rule has been busy denying allegations that he too has been in a relationship with another man.

Said allegations have been linked to his ex-wife, Aisha Atkins, who supposedly said during the recording of MTV show ‘Married Life After Prison’ that her former husband left her for a male prison cellmate. According to Metro, Atkins apparently said: “He wrote all them love songs and still don’t know how to treat a bitch. We spent ten-plus years building our marriage but it only took him two to decide he’d rather suck a dick than be with his wife”.

Rule, who was released from prison earlier this year having served two years in relation to various weapons and unpaid taxes charges, jumped on Twitter to deny his ex-wife’s claims (and, seemingly, that his ex-wife had even made them). He tweeted that the rumours were “FASLE LIES made up by some non mf factor website CLOWNS”.

Of course Ja Rule doesn’t look to have a great track record when it comes to gay rights, having said in a 2007 interview with Complex (re-printed here by the Independent): “We need to go step to MTV and Viacom, and let’s talk about all these fucking shows that they have on MTV that is promoting homosexuality, that my kids can’t watch this shit”.

Though he later said that the remarks had been “taken out of context”, adding that he was “a very avid speaker for all people’s rights and people having their own preference”.