When Don Philip faced Britney Spears on this week's season premiere on Fox's The X Factor, he was asked what had happened to him in the 12 years since he has recorded a duet with the pop star and now TV show judge.
'At the time I didn't think I was worthy,’ Philip said of when he last saw Spears.
That's the part that TV viewers saw. What they didn't see was the rest of what he said: ‘I didn't think you thought it was okay that I am gay.’
Spears then said: ‘I think it is fine you are gay.’