When "90210" star Jessica Lowndes released the single "I Wish I Was Gay" on iTunes last month, it stirred up some controversy for the 23-year-old actress.
Some fans didn't understand the song's title and were concerned about what exactly the song was meant to convey. Lowndes, who prides herself on having total creative control over her music, told The Huffington Post that she simply can't pay attention to the negative responses.
"I can't react to any of it," said Lowndes, who was attending the launch of Duracell's Holiday Insurance program last week. "If I read all of the bad comments on posts about '90210,' I would go crazy. Obviously, people are going to have opinions about the song, but I love making music and I can't let it affect me."
While she realizes the song's title is controversial, Lowndes says she really doesn't care.
"I wrote the song when I was going through a bad breakup, and I think it is something all girls can relate to," she said. "When they've gone through a bad breakup, they want to throw up their hands and say, 'I wish I didn't have to deal with this anymore.' We all say we wish we were a little gay."
The "90210" star financed the music project herself and isn't working with a label. She says she wants to start touring in small clubs in New York and she is even eyeing a future on Broadway. Another new single and a new music video, both based on her own concept, will be released in early 2012.
But for now, Lowndes is concentrating on all the drama surrounding her "90210" character, Adrianna Tate-Duncan -- drama she says is only going to get crazier.
"Something from Adrianna's past comes back to haunt her, and there are a lot of twists and turns coming up," Lowndes promised. "Really crazy!"