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Superstar athlete Odell Beckham garners a lot of attention for his work on the field, but it’s his personal life that tends to send fans and haters into a frenzy.

The outspoken star is now addressing some of the longstanding rumors about who he dates and who he is attracted to. In a recent sit down with GQ, he said all the talk about his sexuality doesn’t offend him.

“I’ve never once had no problem with anybody who has their own personal life that they live. I have friends who are gay. It was almost more funny to me. I almost messed with them even more. It’s like when someone gives me an ultimatum, I’m usually always going to go to the opposite way of what you want me to go. So when they would say that, I would almost mess with them even more. I have no problem with anyone’s sexual orientation,” the Browns’ star said.

Beckham also confronted the criticism he receives for dating non-black women.

“Even like little videos where they see me leaned back or something, they’ll say that I’m looking at a guy’s ass. And I’m like, “Bro! You don’t even know where my mind is at.” It was just a lose-lose. They’d see me with a white woman and be like, “Why don’t you be with any sisters?” I have no problem with any race. Love is love. If you’re attracted to somebody, you’re attracted to somebody. There was such a stigma built up, [as though] I don’t like my own women. It’s like, no, I don’t like anybody who annoys me.”

The 26-year-old addressed the backlash he gets for embodying a carefree black boy persona.

“I feel like everything is a double standard. You want us to support the black community, and then you go out and bash black people for being happy. So someone can’t be happy, someone can’t be dancing. “Oh, he’s always around guys, he’s never around girls.” I just don’t want you to see what woman I’m with, and I don’t want you in my personal life. I always try to keep my personal life my personal life. I feel like I don’t owe that to anybody.’

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