Has Little Richard been ‘delivert’?
The 84-year-old rock and roll icon sat down with 3ABN and said that he’s dedicating his last years on Earth to living ‘like Jesus.’
“Anybody come in show business, they’re going to say you’re gay. Are you straight? Are you a homosexual something? They’re going to say it. But God, Jesus, he made men, men, he made women, women, you know? And you’ve got to live the way God wants you to live.”
“You know, all these things. So much unnatural affection. So much of people just doing everything and don’t think about God. Don’t want no parts of him,” he said.
Throughout his career, Little Richard has been known to don wigs and makeup while being very open about his sexuality.
In a 2012 GQ interview, he said, “We are all both male and female. Sex to me is like a smorgasbord. Whatever I feel like, I go for. What kind of sexual am I? I am omnisexual!”
Prior to that, in an interview with Penthouse in 1995, he clarified, “I’ve been gay all my life and I know God is a God of love, not of hate.”
Now, the “Tutti Frutti” singer believes otherwise.
“Regardless of whatever you are, he loves you. I don’t care what you are. He loves you and he can save you. All you’ve got to do is say, ‘Lord, take me as I am. I’m a sinner.’ But we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. The only holy, righteous person is Jesus and he wants us to be just like him because, in order to go to Heaven, we’ve got to look like him,” Richard said. “I don’t want to sing rock and roll no more. … I want to be holy like Jesus.”
Oh, Richard. We’re just going to chalk this up to good ol’ senescence.