Nicole Scherzinger has said that she feels at her most confident when performing for the gay community.
The former X Factor judge, who is preparing to release her new single 'Your Love' on July 13, explained that she feels a special "connection" with her gay fans, which she suspects is attributable to an increased vulnerability.
"It's a connection. It's just this strong, proud, diva connection, I feel like," she told Gay Times. "Everything who we want to be, right?
"I think that as strong and empowering as we are, we're very vulnerable too. Men and women in the gay community just have a more understanding and empathetic heart, and at the same time, an empowering and encouraging, triumphant heart to come out of that."
Nicole Scherzinger (WENN)
Referencing the hugely popular London nightclub, she went on: "I come alive when I'm at G-A-Y in front of the gay community. I feel the most powerful and have the most confidence, because they just bring it out of me, they embrace and celebrate that."
The former Pussycat Doll added: "And I think in a gay club everything is always better, because you just feel the acceptance and the love.
"You feel like your energy comes out and you can just live. And just work it and people will just love you even more for it, you know?"
Nicole is set to launch her new album later this year, and will be at G-A-Y on July 12, the night before the new single is released.