The music video for “VIP” kicks off with Killian Wells and his eclectic group of friends running amuck in Times Square. They then jump in their party bus and Killian and co. live the VIP lifestyle to the fullest. The liquor flows as hard as the cash. Everyone is dancing and utilizing the stripper pole cemented in the middle of the bus. Killian freestyles amidst girls losing their tops, trannies flipping their wigs, and boys smooching boys.
If “VIP” has a bit of a Lady Gaga feel to it, it’s with good reason. Killian Wells, who bares a striking resemblance to the “The Hill’s” Spencer Pratt, wrote “VIP” with the intention of depicting today’s celebrity lifestyle. And, not only does Killian wear crazy getups like Lady Gaga, he’s from NYC like Gaga and even shares her vocal coach. He’s a pop sensation in the making with tons of New York City attitude who seems made for the stage.
His song is bound to be an instant nightlife hit with its partying theme, infectious dance beat and catchy hook that boldly declares, “Baby, let’s get down and party … nobody’s gonna mess with me.” It’s fun electro-pop with some urban edge. Music bloggers have long dubbed Killian Wells as an artist to watch, but he proves to everyone with his debut single, “VIP,” that he is ready to be treated as such.
How do you feel about comparisons to Spencer Pratt?
It doesn’t bother me. We both have curly blonde hair and blue eyes, but that’s about all we have in common. I promise I’m not as big of a jerk as he is.
Is your video celebrating today’s celebrity-obsessed culture or poking fun at it?
My video celebrates the VIP lifestyle, but shows a realistic outcome from a night of debauchery; people hook up and throw up.
Are you celeb-obsessed?
Not at all, I don’t get star struck.
Why do you think we all want to be VIP?
It’s human nature to want to feel important.
Obviously, by releasing a record, you aim to be VIP.
I’m not trying to become famous for the sake of being famous. I simply love to make pop music and that’s what I’m doing. Being a VIP comes with its perks though, so I’m not opposed to it.
Money, power, girls, boys…
We’ll get to the boys thing in one sec.
I’m sure you will (laughs).
Why do you deserve to be VIP? How have you paid your dues?
Unlike most pop artists, I write and produce my material. That should count for something.
Is it true you suffer from anxiety and panic attacks?
I’ve struggled with anxiety disorder for many years.
How do you perform on stage without falling into an attack?
I don’t suffer from stage fright, so performing isn’t a problem. My panic attacks aren’t triggered by anything in particular, though they tend to be worse when I’m under a lot of stress. I take Klonopin to keep it under control.
Take us back to the beginning. What were you like growing up in upstate New York?
I was what you might call a popular outcast. I was friends with everyone, but I always did things differently. I’m allergic to conventionality.
When did you drop out of high school?
I dropped out when I was 14 to do an independent study program at home.
Did you get a diploma?
Most homeschoolers don’t receive a traditional high school diploma.
Any plans to get one?
Probably not. I don’t need a piece of paper to be creative.
What if the whole celeb thing doesn’t work out?
I’ll focus on writing and producing for other artists. I have other talents I’m developing and ventures I’m undertaking.
If you must brand me, I guess that’s what most would consider me. I hate labels though because society uses them more as a means to stereotype personality traits than to identify sexual preference. I’m attracted to beauty, not what’s between someone’s legs.
What do you say to those who believe bisexuals are bi-now, gay later?
I find it hypocritical when one of my gay friends will say bisexuality doesn’t exist and in the next breath say how they want to “convert” someone because nobody is completely straight. Aren’t they basically saying everyone is bisexual? I don’t think bisexual is a transitional sexual orientation.
Why did you decide to come out so early in your career?
I’m a bad liar and I wanted all of my skeletons out of the closet, pun intended.
On a scale of 1-10, how much do you tip to the gay way?
If you’re familiar with the Kinsey scale, I’m a 4.
If you had the choice between Heidi and Spencer, who you would you choose?
Why choose? We could make it a ménage à trois.
Does being bi hurt your chances with the ladies?
Maybe with some, but I find that most girls are pretty open-minded about it.
You hang out with a lot of drag queens, would you ever go tri-sexual?
As far as my sexual attraction is concerned, I like girls who look like girls and guys who look like guys.
What’s your ultimate goal in life?
I want what everyone else wants, success and happiness.
What does fame mean to you?
Anyone can be famous. I want to be successful.
So, what is success then?
Achieving something you’ve worked hard for.
Are you so close you can taste it?
At this point I’d say I’m closer to success, but the latter will come with time.
When will you know you’ve made it?
When Perez Hilton draws a penis on my face. : :
Gay now. Bi later?
by Max Jiminez
Why do so many in the community — especially gay men — have a hard time buying bi? Is it because too many mo’s have used bisexuality as a way to dip their toe before diving head first into gaydom? Or, do most gay men fervently believe that once guys go gay, they stay? We polled an assortment of prominent members of the community for their position on bisexuality.
Ron Perkov, Out singer
“There are so many different types of love. Instead of labeling, just be. As the title of my new dance single says, ‘It doesn’t Matter.’”
Jonathan Crutchley, Manhunt founder
“Whenever I’m single, I’m looking to date straight married men or guys with girlfriends. In fact, my current boyfriend of ten years had a girlfriend when we met. He left her and moved in with me and is now fully gay — or so I hope. I believe bisexuality is real.”
Jincey Lumpkin , Juicy Pink Box
“I once called myself bisexual, but that was before I had ever had a serious girlfriend. Once I fell in love, I realized that I never had that deep kind of connection with a man, and I knew I was gay. But it took me 25 years to find out. A lot of people think they are bisexual when they might truly be gay because they have been conditioned to believe that being gay is wrong. I grew up in a very small town in Georgia, and there was not a single gay or lesbian living openly out of the closet. Not one. It was pre-Ellen, so I had absolutely no idea that there were other women in the world who had feelings for women. I didn’t know what a lesbian was! I learned about lesbians from the ‘Howard Stern Show.’”
Leah Driscoll, Pop star/Hetero fag hag
“It seems most people who call themselves bisexual tend to lean towards gay over time. People don’t want to believe in bisexuality. We want clear cut, black and white answers to everything. Bisexuality leaves a lot of people seeing gray. We also have a need to label people — you against me, us against them. I think the idea of bisexuality makes people uncomfortable. In the end, I don’t think it’s really anyone’s job to judge the feelings of others.”
Raven O, Androgynous superstar
”A hole is a hole when the lights are off. I’m sure “his holiness” the Pope has the answer to whether or not bisexuality is real. I don’t. I believe after a few drinks, anything’s possible.”
DJ Seth Gold, Gay spinner
“I think if you talk to a man who has been partnered with another man for 20 years, he’s going to tell you ‘there’s only gay.’ On the other hand, if you talk to a 20-year-old in college who has a girlfriend and a male hookup on the side, he’ll swear up and down that bisexuality is absolutely possible. Beliefs are based on one’s own experience. I think most gays don’t believe in bisexuality because they feel so strongly and proud about being gay. I, however, believe bisexuality is real.”
— provided courtesy Project Publicity.