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Enrique Gets Gay

Enrique Iglesias is like the amusement park you have to drive an hour away to get to. You don’t go often, but you forget how fun it can be when you go on the ride.
He’s not exactly an “artist,” but he’s a fun pop star. And we love that he doesn’t take himself too seriously!
Iglesias sat down with gay rag HX recently to talk about his new album and (the prerequisite) gay questions.
It actually turned out to be quite fun!
Here are some HIGHlights:
HX: How do your gay fans differ from straight girl fans?
Enrique: That they’re guys? That would be the biggest difference. For me, fans are fans. And when you go to my concerts, you do see a few gay fans. I don’t see a lot, but I do see bunch at times.
Do you have any gay friends?
I know a lot of gay people, and there are about two or three that I’m really close with. My front of the house engineer who I work with literally 24 hours in the studio and who actually produces a lot of my songs, he’s gay and he’s one of my best friends. I really respect him. I’ve known him for eight years, but he didn’t tell me he was gay until two or three years after we started working together.
Do the gay rumors ever bother you?
I don’t give a shit. I’ve never cared about the gay rumor. It’s so stupid. It’s funny because people are always infatuated with that. A lot of the guys that say that are the typical guys that are insecure with themselves. I’ve heard so many rumors about so many people being gay that it’s ridiculous. I’ve sure you’ve heard a million.
If you were into guys, who would be your type?
If I was into guys? [Laughs] That’s a good question. Oh, dude, I don’t know what to tell you.
Ricky Martin?
No, I don’t think so
. What, he has to be Latin just because I’m Latin? [Laughs] I would have to go with the George Clooney type. Yeah, say that I’m lusting for George Clooney.
Speaking of rumors, did you ever think it would turn into such a huge deal when you said in an interview that you were going to endorse extra-small condoms?
Yeah, that was so stupid. But I say a lot of stupid things in my interviews. I didn’t literally say my penis was small, but I actually didn’t care that people said I had a small penis. Maybe it didn’t bother me because I don’t. But even if I did, I wouldn’t care. Give me a break.
[Image via Mavrix Photo.]

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