Shawn Mendes in Rolling Stone: Smoking Weed and Gay Rumors

Shawn Mendes is the new cover boy for Rolling Stone.

Shawn talks about rumors suggesting he is gay, and admits he worries about those perceptions too much. “In the back of my heart, I feel like I need to go be seen with someone -- like a girl -- in public, to prove to people that I’m not gay,” he explained. “Even though in my heart I know that it’s not a bad thing. There’s still a piece of me that thinks that. And I hate that side of me."

He also reveals he’s a big fan of weed, and thinks it helps him creatively. “I love weed,” he says. “It’s really good for me. When I’m home, I’ll smoke and then play guitar for seven hours." 

But it seems Shawn isn’t exactly thrilled by the focus of the “Rolling Stone” article, and took to social media with his reaction. "Of course I have my insecurities and struggles but that’s just one part of me," Mendes tweeted. "Sometimes the positive side of a story doesn't always get fully told and I wish it had here. I love what I do and I love you guys so much."

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