Carter performed Thursday night to a sold-out crowd near his hometown at the Hamburger Mary’s in Brandon. “I just want to say thank you so much for all your love and your support with the LGBT community and my announcement,” he told the fans after his first song. “It means a lot. Yes, I am a bisexual man, so…”
The 29-year-old singer then pointed out two men in the audience that he found “gorgeous,” plus another one that he found “kinda cute.”
— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) August 11, 2017
The pop star also performed a new song, “Hard to Love,” about ex-girlfriend Madison Parker, who reportedly did not understand his bisexuality. “Bye, Felicia!” he shouted.
“I just want to say thank you for believing in me again, guys,” he later said, choking back and wiping away tears while the crowd chanted his name. “And even if you don’t, I still love you.”
Tampa Bay Times reports that Carter later took off his shirt—“I know I’m skinny,” he joked—and invited both a male and female fan to join him on stage, even kissing the male fan on the cheek.
Just what I needed ?? pic.twitter.com/YM10w7oPsV
— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) August 12, 2017
“There’s something I’d like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for nearly half of my life,” Carter wrote last weekend on social media. “This doesn’t bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off me.”
See more footage from his Hamburger Mary’s appearance at TMZ.