Before I get started, I just want to address a concern that I’m expecting to see in the comments: No, I don’t think that this is an invasion of privacy. Frank has been very open about his sexuality through social media and song lyrics, so I think that it is acceptable to speak about it.
Now that that preface is over with, I’ll get on to my reasoning. It’s a commonly accepted fact that Frank isn’t straight, due to his Tumblr post where he came out. However, I think that his specific sexuality is much more ambiguous.
Chanel is a pretty strong symbol of his bisexuality, with him saying that he “see[s] on both sides, like Chanel.” Furthermore, Frank sang the lyric, “I’m high, and I’m bi” on Odd Future’s Oldie. These are both pretty strong indications that Frank is attracted to both sexes, and this is cemented further through his references to both female and male love interests in various songs, like Pyramids and Forrest Gump, respectively.
On the other hand, in Futura Free, Frank sings the line, “I don’t cut bitches no mo’.” To me, this is a direct statement that Frank is now exclusively into men. Additionally, in Pink Matter, lyrics detail how the color blue went from being Frank’s favorite to him having no choice about it. I think that this is analogous of his interest in men going from a preference to an exclusive attraction.
Now, the natural assumption for me would be that Frank progressed from bisexuality to homosexuality, and his changing lyrics reflect that. This is confused a bit, though, by the fact that Chanel came after Futura Free, but I think that this could be explained by Chanel being a reminiscence of his stage of bisexuality.
What are you guys’ thoughts? Is there any concrete evidence that I’m missing?
i think he just has a stronger preference for guys. it doesn’t automatically mean he’s gay, bisexuality isn’t always a 50/50 thing
Yeah, I know bisexuality is a spectrum (I used to be about 80/20), but many of his recent lyrics seem very exclusive
blue used to be my favorite color; now, I ain’t got no choice
I don’t think we have to read much into his lyrics to know he likes men but also had relations with women. I know humans like to label things (me included) but sexuality is something that I believe is sometimes hard to label. There are so many different avenues you can be involved in (ex: romantically into women but sexually interested in men, etc.). It’s not always something that’s black and white. Like /u/brndnlltt posted from the GQ interview, it seems like he feels the same way.
I just find it interesting, and I like to know these things
he doesn’t fuck with labels, I think something like pansexual would fit better for him. He’s pro-trans so I wouldn’t be surprised if he were to date a transexual person
As for him preferring guys, idk his love life is very low-key and he rarely makes it clear what gender he’s singing about, so I don’t think it’s safe to assume he prefers guys, but I mean he might it’s a fair guess
Is your interpretation of Pink Matter the general consensus of the lyrics? I’m genuinely curious. It seemed to hint at a lot of female stuff obviously so I thought of it as less about being gay.
Imo, his female-oriented lyrics are just for relatability or the context of what women mean in Pink Matter
Frank Ocean Opens Up About His Sexuality
Frank Ocean has just posted a statement on his Tumblr in which he appears to reveal that he is bisexual or gay. In the piece, which he says was supposed to accompany the liner notes for , he admits to having fallen in love with a man. It closes with, „I feel like a free man. If I listen closely.. I can hear the sky falling too.“
Although the language is vague, it nonetheless marks a very brave step. Frank Ocean’s crew, Odd Future, have been criticized for their virulent anti-gay lyrics, although Syd the Kyd, the group’s sole female member, is an out lesbian.
As an introduction, Frank first posted on his Tumblr,
BASEDGOD WAS RIGHT. we’re all a bunch of golden million dollar babies. my hope is that the babies born these days will inherit less of the bullshit than we did. anyhow, what i’m about to post is for anyone who cares to read. it was intended to fill the thank you’s section in my album credits, but with all the rumors going round.. i figured it’d be good to clarify…
Frank Ocean reveals he’s gay
Frank Ocean arrives at the 16th annual GQ „Men of the Year“ party in Los Angeles. (Nov. 17, 2011) Credit: AP
Both Anderson Cooper and Frank Ocean made revelations about their sexuality this week, but Ocean’s could end up being the more significant announcement, according to The Associated Press.
Ocean — the rising R&B singer behind the single „Novacane“ and the self-released album „nostalgia, ULTRA,“ which critics heralded as among the best of 2011 — announced on his Tumblr page Wednesday that his first love was a man. He also tweeted a link to the post.
Earlier this week, CNN’s Cooper acknowledged that he was gay. But the revelation from the 24-year-old Ocean — who is part of the hip-hop collective Odd Future and was prominently featured on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s „Watch the Throne“ album — is noteworthy because he inhabits the world of rap, where anti-gay sentiments have long been part of the regular vocabulary.
„I think it’s definitely important and it really signifies that there is a changing of the face of hip-hop,“ said Chuck Creekmur, founder of the leading website He called Ocean’s announcement „a sign of the times,“ noting Cooper’s announcement and President Barack Obama’s recent support of gay marriage.
Ocean wrote: „4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide.“ Ocean concludes the post: „I don’t have any secrets I need to keep anymore .?.?. I feel like a free man.“
While Creekmur stressed that Ocean’s announcement did not hold the same weight as if a rapper had come out, he said it was significant that the hip-hop community’s initial reaction was positive.
Odd Future’s leader, Tyler, The Creator, expressed support for his friend on Twitter, saying that it was difficult to acknowledge but that he was proud of him.
Ocean has a new album, „Channel Orange,“ coming out July 17. Creekmur said it was hard to determine what impact the announcement would have on its sales.
T-Pain: rappers will not work with Frank Ocean because he is gay
The rapper has spoken out about homophobia in the urban music scene, suggesting some artists will not work with the R&B singer
T-Pain has spoken out about his opposition to homophobia in the rap world, and claims that certain rappers will not work with Frank Ocean because of the R&B singer’s sexuality. Speaking to Vlad TV, the US rapper described his concerns for the rap industry’s perception of gay artists, expressing his thoughts that “radio is getting more gay-friendly,” but that there was still a great deal of homophobia left in “urban music” in general: “I don’t think urban music is getting more gay-friendly because if that was the case, Frank Ocean would be on a lot more songs,” he said.
“I know niggas that will not do a song with Frank Ocean just because he gay, but they need him on the fucking song and that’s so terrible to me, man… What I do ain’t going to affect nothing that you got going on.”
In 2012, Frank Ocean caused a media stir when he posted a statement on Tumblr in which he told the story of falling in love for the first time, with a man. “I don’t know what happens now, and that’s alrite,” he wrote.
Watch the full footage from T-Pain’s interview below:
Meanwhile in other news, recording label TufAmerica has alleged that Frank Ocean’s track Super Rich Kids incorporates an unauthorised sample of Mary J Blige’s Real Love.
Super Rich Kids features rapper Earl Sweatshirt and appears on Ocean’s acclaimed 2012 album Channel Orange. Vivendi and Universal Music Group, who released the track, have been accused by TufAmerica over the alleged sample of Blige’s 1992 hit, according to The Hollywood Reporter. However, TufAmerica does not claim to own the sample itself – the label owns 3.15% of the copyright to Blige’s original song due to a sample within a sample: Real Love features an extract of the Honeydrippers’ 1973 track Impeach the President, which TufAmerica owns. It’s that 3.15% of royalties that it is attempting to take back from Ocean’s label.
“Defendants have failed and refused to secure a license from TufAmerica for its share of the rights to use ‘Real Love’ in ‘Super Rich Kids’,” reads the complaint.
The Guardian has attempted to obtain a comment from Universal Music Group about the matter.
Listen to the following tracks by Frank Ocean, Mary J Blige and Honeydrippers here:
Not Listening To Frank Ocean Because He Loves Men? Sorry, You’re A Homophobe
Here’s a piece of vital information for your everyday life: You don’t have to like Frank Ocean. You really, really don’t. If you pop in his latest release, spend a few minutes listening to it, and then say “man, this is not my jam,” that’s your prerogative. Will people on Twitter be angry that you’re not in love with the latest BIG RECORD THAT’S GOING TO CHANGE EVERYTHING? Sure, but if it’s not your cup of tea, it’s not your cup of tea. All good, friend.
Well, except, wait, there’s one problem with not liking the new Frank Ocean joint. If you don’t like it because the singer’s not explicitly heterosexual, then yeah, you’re being homophobic. There’s really no question about that. Because at that point you’re not rejecting Ocean for his music — a valid choice that’s based on your subjective judgment of artistic merit — but reducing his artistic output to his sexuality. And you know what? That’s not okay.
This isn’t a theoretical discussion, either. If you’ve been following social media reactions to the new album (is it #blond or #blonde?), then you know that there have been a lot of “I’m not a homophobe” posts that immediately make it clear that the person writing them has, at the very least, a homophobic bent they’ve completely shut off from exploring because it doesn’t jibe with their perception of themselves. Here’s a selection:
Is Frank Ocean talking about other guys in his songs ? not homophobic or anything but don’t really feel comfy listening to that ??
When you find out Frank Ocean is gay and you can’t slap his shit no more because he’s talking about dudes
Oh shit i forgot frank ocean was gay lol now I feel weird to his references in songs again
I dont get how not feeling comfortable listening to Frank Ocean makes a boy homophobic or insecure ¿?
So if a straight man is uncomfortable listening to Frank Ocean he’s homophobic? That’s the silliest shit I ever heard.
Poor guy doesn’t want to listen to Frank Ocean because of the homosexuality in the music but Twitter says he’s homophobic ?
Twitter is awesome. If you don’t have gay porn on your laptop then you homophobic too. Why aren’t you comfortable watching it?
I ain’t homophobic or hate gay ppl or nethin like dat but I ain’t listenin to Frank Ocean’s new album etha, sorry lol
One of today’s biggest misconceptions — in an age where many people feel that the LGBT community has already achieved full equality — is that being homophobic means being actively against the LGBT community. But just because you’re not out there throwing things at people marching in Pride parades doesn’t mean you’re exempt from being labeled a homophobe. Because being homophobic isn’t just about hate and violence, it’s also about discriminating against people just because they’re gay.Sure, the word isn’t as descriptive as it could be — which is why many people argue against being homophobic because they don’t “fear” members of the LGBT community — but it encompasses both the hatred we so often see on the news as well as heterosexism, a more benign but pervasive idea that gay, bi, trans, and non-binary people are somehow less than just because of their sexual orientation. And if you’re not listening to Ocean’s music exclusively because it may feature a track about his relationship with a man and that makes you feel “uncomfy,” you’re absolutely buying into the idea that art which doesn’t automatically cater to your sexual orientation is somehow not worth being listened to.
Think about it this way: Would you be considered on the wrong side of history if you replaced the word gay with another protected class? How angry would you be if someone said “I’m not going to listen to this album because Frank Ocean is black?” What if you replaced black with Jewish or asian or female? If you wouldn’t ever make that statement, then why make one about someone’s sexual orientation?
And what makes it so necessary to announce that you won’t be listening to the album because there may be mention of Ocean expressing his love for another dude? What award will you win, besides the knowledge that the people who support you are also so fragile in their sexuality that they believe that “gay” can somehow be caught by listening to a record? Trust me, if I haven’t caught “straight” from the majority of artists I listen to, you’ll be fine, too. And considering how long LGBT artists have been left out of the mainstream — being relegated to niche markets whether they mention their sexuality or not — it’s about time we all put on our big-kid pants and recognize that hey, gays and lesbians being allowed a seat at the table isn’t taking anything away from those that aren’t, only adding more voices that others can identify with.
Here’s another thing: Casual homophobia still hurts, and sometimes it cuts even deeper than the virulently vitriolic strain that’s at least honest in its bald hatred. I don’t remember every time someone has called me a faggot on the street — and it’s happened — but I’ll never forget the time one of my high school classmates seriously asked if buying a brownie from the book club’s bake sale — the club prominently featured two gay members — would turn him gay as well. We all laughed about it then, but with the casually hateful response to Ocean’s new album, it’s clear that this kind of thought process isn’t limited to 16-year-olds who haven’t yet seen the world. It’s a type of closed-mindedness that transcends age and permeates so completely that many people don’t even stop to think why it’s wrong.
That’s something that Ocean has actually addressed. In a Tumblr post he wrote in June, the artist acknowledged why it’s so important that more diverse voices are heard:
I was six years old when I heard my dad call our transgender waitress a faggot as he dragged me out a neighborhood diner saying we wouldn’t be served because she was dirty. That was the last afternoon I saw my father and the first time I heard that word, I think, although it wouldn’t shock me if it wasn’t. Many hate us and wish we didn’t exist. Many are annoyed by our wanting to be married like everyone else or use the correct restroom like everyone else. Many don’t see anything wrong with passing down the same old values that send thousands of kids into suicidal depression each year. So we say pride and we express love for who and what we are. Because who else will in earnest? I daydream on the idea that maybe all this barbarism and all these transgressions against ourselves is an equal and opposite reaction to something better happening in this world, some great swelling wave of openness and wakefulness out here. Reality by comparison looks grey, as in neither black nor white but also bleak. We are all God’s children, I heard. I left my siblings out of it and spoke with my maker directly and I think he sounds a lot like myself. If I being myself were more awesome at being detached from my own story in a way I being myself never could be.
But wait, you might be thinking, how does not feeling comfortable with Ocean’s new album automatically turn me into a minor bigot? As some people have pointed out, they wouldn’t watch a gay porno, either, but that’s just a matter of preference, not a way to demean the gay community. It’s an interesting thought, but it conveniently glosses over the fact that the two mediums are incredibly different and serve different purposes. Pornography is explicit in its sexuality, generally serving no other objective than to cater to your physical satisfaction. Ocean’s work — and the work of other LGBT artists — however, isn’t about that. Yes, he may be singing about his love for a man, but the fact that listeners can equate that to pornography is an example of how reductionist our views on homosexuality can be. And that’s not just this instance, even a cursory search shows that anytime members of the LGBT community are open about their orientation the conversation is immediately turned to sex, even when sex wasn’t the topic at hand.Art, when it’s done well, is meant to challenge your beliefs and expand your horizons. If we only consumed entertainment that completely aligned with our points of view, there would be precious little learning going on. And if your main argument for not listening to the album is that you don’t agree with or are made uncomfortable by Ocean’s sexuality, then where do we draw the line between artist and output?
As The Debrief points out, Ocean’s only crime is “loving another man.” How do we reconcile not listening to Ocean’s work due to his honesty about consensual romantic relationships while continually supporting the work of R. Kelly, who’s been dogged by allegations of sex crimes for over a decade? Why, if someone’s personal life can’t be divorced from their music, is it still okay to jam out to Chris Brown despite his well-documented domestic abuse of Rihanna? These are questions we won’t have answers to until we move away from proudly proclaiming that “gay stuff” makes us uncomfortable, moving away from pride about “not being PC,” and examining exactly what’s so dangerous about homosexuality that makes us act out in this way. And if nothing else, you must give Ocean credit for coming out about his sexuality in a genre where expressing who you are — something that most people would say they encourage — could end up costing your career.
Yes, Ocean is beloved by multitudes for how unapologetic he is and how relatable his lyrics are, but had he not come out as a man who’s had a romantic love for another man — something that’s considered more unforgivable than hot, unlike whatever Katy Perry’s doing — he might be beloved by even more. In statements made in 2014, T-Pain called out the rap community for not working with Ocean due to the stigma of working with a man whose sexuality does not fit into an appropriate box, despite the fact that Ocean could have elevated the track. “I know n***** that will not do a song with Frank Ocean just because he gay,” T-Pain said, “but they need him on the f*cking song and that’s so terrible to me, man… What I do ain’t going to affect nothing that you got going on.” And despite the fact that even artists who have been openly homophobic in the past — including both Killer Mike and Tyler The Creator — have embraced Ocean for his talent and honesty, it’s clear that there’s still a long way to go before the toxic masculinity that allows hateful comments like the ones seen above be met with even a modicum of celebration are eradicated.
Being gay isn’t a fad. Discussing homosexuality isn’t pushing an agenda down anyone’s throat. All of us could stand to be a little discomfited in minor ways in pursuit of a greater understanding, and listening to a talented performer who happens to not share your sexual orientation is a small way to connect with the part of yourself that’s not okay with the full spectrum of sexual orientation and consider why. Listening to a track about a man loving another man isn’t going to make you gay. So why should it be so gross? And why is it any grosser than songs about murder, sexual assault, or the degradation of women? What mental gymnastics must be done to forgive one but not the other?
You don’t have to like Frank Ocean. You never have to listen to him if you don’t want to. And you know what? That’s fine. But if you’re going to lay that refusal on sexual orientation alone, there’s no amount of “I’m not homophobic” posturing that will make it true.
Frank Ocean Talks Social Media, Music Biz, & Favorite TV Shows In Gayletter Interview
Frank Ocean is known for being pretty private, but in the last few months he’s been making an effort to open up. Last year, he made his Instagram account public and in January he was interviewed. Today, a new interview with Ocean was published by Gayletter for the newsletter-turned-magazine’s 10th issue. He addresses that privacy (mis)conception and a whole lot more in the lengthy talk.
“I think the whole idea of me as a recluse is absurd ’cause I’m in the streets like all the time,” he said. “I’m outside all the time, I’m traveling the world all the time. It’s funny to me that that’s the perception, but I understand what people mean by it in this new paradigm.”
He says “the social media thing is kind of amped up,” continuing: “One could argue that people don’t actually get information more than half the time. They browse information. I don’t know if they really ingest it.”
He doesn’t say anything too surprising — Ocean’s been spending a lot of time in the studio, as always — but the candid piece is still a great read with an artist that often isn’t as forthcoming. He talks about some of the TV he’s been watching — Chef’s Table, Handmaid’s Tale, Grown-ish — and says that he’s seen a few episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but doesn’t “really keep up with it like I should.” He does, however, say that: “Of all the talent shows on TV, that would be the most likely” for him to appear as a guest judge on.
He also talks about his history with and interest in queer art and how that influenced his Boys Don’t Cry magazine, and how working on that magazine in turn helped distract him from his frustrations with the music business. “Well, fucking with major music companies, you’re going to be…deflowered,” he said. “Anytime you get into the business side of the arts, there has to be some degree of objectification or commodification that you’re comfortable with, of yourself and of your work.”
Ocean goes on to talk about his collaboration process and writing for other artists and a whole lot more. He clears up some small curiosities, like that the gay bar referenced in Blonde’s “Good Guy” is Hell’s Kitchen haunt Boxers, that he still wants to go to college, and that despite what Wikipedia says, he’s not 5’10” — he’s actually 6’1″. “Listen, we have to correct the kids on my height,” he says. “It’s really affecting my future, blocking my shine.”
Much love to @gayletter [email protected] ♥️ and @jasonrider (for letting me borrow his pants???) and everyone who helped out on set it was a lot of fun!
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Frank Ocean Comes Out About His Sexuality, Feels “Like A Free Man”
Even just from the continued popularity of the protest “no homo,” it’s not hard to observe that homophobia is still an everyday occurrence in the world of mainstream rap and hip-hop. Although there’s a few up-and-coming queer artists like House of Ladosha and Le1f, some female artists like Azealia Banks identify as bisexual, and rumors have swirled around female MCs like Queen Latifah years, for the most part the culture of hip-hop is still one of compulsory heterosexuality. Which is why, in a week of big-name coming out announcements, Frank Ocean’s coming out and opening up about the fact that his first love was a man is maybe the most important story of all.
Frank Ocean (technically Christopher Francis Ocean) is only 24, but he’s written songs for Justin Bieber and Beyoncé, been featured prominently on Kanye West and Jay-Z’s platinum record Watch the Throne, and perhaps most interestingly, been working with the group Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All since 2010. Ocean’s new album, Channel Orange, is set to be released on July 17. In a letter posted on his own website, Ocean doesn’t explicitly identify as gay or bisexual, but talks about the summer he fell for his best friends, in an incredibly moving story.
Ocean says his friend didn’t reciprocate his feelings — at least not right away, or soon enough that they could be together — but he writes “Thanks. To my first love. I’m grateful for you.” The letter was meant to be part of his album credits, but because of rumors preceding the album’s release, he posted it online.
Ocean’s association with Odd Future is maybe the most eyebrow-raising part of what’s a fairly historic announcement. Odd Future has made a reputation for itself as being, among other things, virulently homophobic, especially their controversial frontman Tyler the Creator. (Although one of Odd Future’s members, Syd Tha Kid, is an out lesbian.) Tyler’s public response to Ocean’s announcement was initially joking (maybe? probably?) and then later supportive, albeit sort of cryptic. (Tyler’s Twitter bio is, in part, “I AM NOT A DYKE.”)
Earl Sweatshirt of Odd Future simply posted “Proud of Frank.” Some fans have so far reacted very negatively to Ocean’s announcement, but many industry names have stood behind him, from industry professionals like Russell Simmons to a wide range of artists like Action Bronson, Despot, Mac Miller, and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire. Other major artists, like Jay-Z and Kanye, have yet to comment. Simmons has also published an article in support of Ocean in the Global Grind.
There’s already been an active conversation happening in regards to what the visibility of public figures does for the rest of the community when they come out. There are shockingly few role models for young queer men of color overall, and now a highly successful artist who’s performing at Coachella and Lollapalooza this year has become the most well-known face of queer masculinity in hip hop and R&B. Ocean’s coming out won’t solve all of the problems of homophobia in hip hop or in culture at large, but it’s a major step forward, and it was above all an extraordinarily brave and uncompromisingly honest thing to do. More than a coming out, it was opening up about a love story. As Autostraddle’s Gabby Rivera puts it:
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Frank Ocean – Chanel Lyrics Meaning
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Frank Ocean: ‘I cried the night I came out as gay’
‚Channel Orange‘ singer talks about his Tumblr letter
Frank Ocean has said that he “cried like a fucking baby” the night he came out as gay.
The ‘Pyramids’ singer revealed that he was motivated to write the post on Tumblr, in which he said he was gay, after he Skyped into a Def Jam ‘Channel Orange’ listening session and noticed one of the journalists was “very harmlessly” writing a piece about how often he uses male pronouns in songs.
In the interview with GQ, Ocean said: “I was just like, ‘Fuck it. Talk about it, don’t talk about it. No more mystery. Through with that’. The night I posted it, I cried like a fucking baby.”
He continued: “It was like all the frequency just clicked to a change in my head. All the receptors were now receiving a different signal, and I was happy. I hadn’t been happy in so long. I’ve been sad again since, but it’s a totally different take on sad. There’s just some magic in truth and honesty and openness.”
Ocean released ‘Channel Orange’, which was his debut album, in July of this year, with the LP peaking at Number Two in the UK Official Album Chart. Click below to watch the NSFW video for his track ‘Pyramids’ from the record. The eight-minute clip cuts between scenes in which Ocean stumbles drunk through a strip club and shots of the singer riding a motorcycle in the desert. The promo concludes with an appearance by John Mayer, who plays the guitar solo on the song.
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Tyler, The Creator Says He Knew Frank Ocean Was Gay
Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator has been criticized heavily for his foul language and hom0phobic lyrics present in his music. It all appears to be part of his shtick, as he says he knew that crew member Frank Ocean was gay before the crooner publicly came out.
In the newest Rolling Stone issue, the 22-year-old Los Angeles native spoke candidly about Ocean’s s-xual orientation and discussed his use of gay slurs as well.
Tyler is gearing up for the release of his third solo album Wolf, which drops on April 2. He goes on to mention in the interview why he doesn’t have big features such as Kendrick Lamar and Drake on his record. “I don’t need people’s help. I see famous people being friends when I know they don’t fucking even like each other,” explained the brash rapper and producer.
Frank Ocean Admits Love for a Man Following Gay Rumors, No Longer Has ‘Secrets’
Frank Ocean chose Independence Day (July 4) to finally be „free.“ The „Swim Good“ crooner wrote a touching letter following rumors about his sexuality, where he revealed that his first love was a man.
The 24-year-old recently held listening sessions for his debut LP Channel Orange in New York City and London. As a result, some of the lyrics presented on the album caused listeners to question whether the singer was in fact detailing a relationship with a man. Ocean took to his Tumblr page to address the speculation.
„4 summers ago, I met somebody [sic],“ the New Orleans native wrote. „I was 19 years old. He was too… Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless… It was my first love, It changed my life.“
He went on to describe how he shared his feelings with the male love interest, inside the same Nissan Maxima he drove to L.A. in to follow his dreams. However, the sentiments at the time weren’t reciprocated.
„I sat there and told my friend how I felt,“ the Odd Future affiliate admitted. „I wept as the words left my mouth… He patted my back. He said kind things. He did his best, but he wouldn’t admit the same… He wouldn’t tell me the truth about his feelings for me for another 3 years.“
Before releasing this open letter, the Nostalgia, Ultra creator told few people about his feelings for the same-sex. „I don’t have any secrets I need kept anymore,“ he stated. „Thanks. To my first love, I’m grateful for you.“
Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator and member Earl Sweatshirt both offered support for their brethren. „My Big Brother Finally Fucking Did That. Anyway. Im A Toilet.“ he posted light-heartedly to Twitter. „Proud Of That N—- Cause I Know That Shit Is Difficult Or Whatever.“ Sweatshirt tweeted, „Proud of frank.“
News previously surfaced that the entertainer was gay, yet in the note, he clearly shares that he held relationships with women in the past, only to realize the experience was not for him. After listening to „sentimental songs“ when he had a girlfriend, he realized they were „written in a language I did not yet speak.“
Fans will have to wait until July 17, when Channel Orange arrives, to experience the emotional lyrics that sparked Frank Ocean to open up about his sexuality.
Frank Ocean Confirms Gay Rumors, Details First Love In Open Letter
Following days of rumors over his sexuality, Odd Future singer Frank Ocean seems to confirm speculation over whether he’s gay or not via a confession on Tumblr.
Late Wednesday (July 3), the young singer addressed the situation, writing: “What i’m about to post is for anyone who cares to read. it was intended to fill the thank you’s section in my album credits, but with all the rumors going round.. i figured it’d be good to clarify..”
Ocean followed shortly after with a lengthy letter, in which he tells the story of his first love … with a man.
“Four summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too,” he writes.
“We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I’d see him, and his smile.
“Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating to the women I had been with, the ones I cared for and thought I was in love with,” Ocean continued.
Although the romance didn’t last, Ocean says he grew from it, wrote at least two albums worth of material from it, and it gave him a new respect for life.
In the end, it made him feel free: “I don’t have any secrets I need kept anymore … I feel like a free man.”
With the swirling rumors of gay and bisexuality in hip-hop, it’s brave for Ocean to take a stand and come out.
Ocean’s Odd Future bandmate, Tyler The Creator, responded sometime after the singer posted the letter, expressing how proud he was. “My Big Brother Finally F***ing Did That. Proud Of That N***a Cause I Know That Sh** Is Difficult Or Whatever,” he tweeted (@f***tyler).
In addition to the revelation, Ocean is expected to sing about his experiences about his first love in his upcoming debut, Channel Orange.
Ocean has been overseas, previewing the album for press, which sparked the rumors surrounding his sexuality.
Frank Ocean is officially taken, and he has been for three years.
In an interview with Gayletter, Frank Ocean announced he has been in a relationship for three years.
“I don’t use dating apps,” Ocean stated. “I’ve been in a relationship for three years. I definitely wasn’t using dating apps before then. I don’t think I would use dating apps now. I f**k with Marc Jacobs’ philosophy on that, so I wouldn’t rule it out, but it is a little hectic being a famous person on dating apps.”
The 31-year-old artist went on to say that too many people only want to talk to him because of his celebrity, which is why he can’t use dating apps.
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Ocean fans theorize that his boyfriend is Memo Guzman, who he named on the 2017 track “Provider.” The lyrics read: “Memo finna start acting out if I don’t see him soon.”
Although Ocean is still in the headlines, he hasn’t released new music in a while. Since making his Instagram public in November, Ocean has been teasing a new album. In January, he indicated that he would cover SZA’s song “Weekend,” on an upcoming record. However, the only new content Ocean has released this year is his zine, Boys Don’t Cry, which dropped in February.
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Singer Frank Ocean of Odd Future Steps Out of the Closet!
As the country is celebrating its independence, singer Frank Ocean is joining in on some festivities of his own. The rising star R&B singing member of the hip-hop collective Odd Future — and Kanye West’s protegé — stepped out of the closet on in a message that read, “My first love was a man.”
“4 summers ago, I met somebody,” he wrote. “I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating with the feeling. No choice. It was my first love, it changed my life.”
Ocean’s confession comes on the heels of the one that was made by journalist Anderson Cooper, who also recently to being a gay man.
Ironically, Odd Future is known for being progressive but the group’s head honcho ‘Tyler the Creator’ has been attacked for writing violently anti-gay and misogynistic music. As a matter of fact, he was targeted by GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, last year who referred to him as “irresponsible.” In the song “Goblin,” the word “fa**ot is used or variants there of, a total of 213 times.
Tyler did express support for his colleague on his Twitter account.
Ocean, who has worked with such A-listers as Beyoncé, Kanye and John Mayer, has a debut album, “Channel Orange,” dropping on July 17. In the wake of heightened conversations surrounding gender roles and sexuality, his announcement — and subsequent album sales — should speak volumes about society’s shifting opinions on the LGBT community.
There are those men who might not feel comfortable singing the lyrics of a love song knowing that they were penned for another man.
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Who Is Frank Ocean’s Boyfriend? New Details About The Mystery Man He’s Been In A Relationship With For Years
Christopher Edwin Breaux, better known as Frank Ocean, is an artist. He is a singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and photographer. The 31-year old legally adopted his stage name in 2014 and it was finalized a year later in April 2015. He was born in Long Beach, California. When he ws five-years-old, his family moved to New Orleans. Ocean’s mother turned him on to music as a young child by playing recordings by jazz musicians as well as Anita Baker, Celine Dion, and the soundtrack to The Phantom of the Opera. Ocean new from a young age that he would pursue a career in music. Ocean signed his first contract in 2009 with Def Jam. In 2011 he released his first mixtape which focused on personal reflection, interpersonal relationships and social commentary. His debut album was released in 2012. It was named best album of the year and earned him six Grammy Award nominations. His last album was released in 2016. The album was certified platinum.
While people know quite a bit about his career, outside of his music Frank Ocean isn’t very public about his personal life… until recently. He recently revealed that he has been in a relationship with a mystery man for years. Who is Frank Ocean’s boyfriend?
T-Pain has previously come out against homophobes in defense of his assistant.
Attention all homophobic idiots: if you’re not attractive to straight women, you’re probably not attractive to gay men. You can unclench now
Attention all homophobic idiots: if youâ€™re not attractive to straight women, youâ€™re probably not attractive to gay men. You can unclench now
Just see a lot of ppl lookin at my assistant like “oh no better not go that way. That guy wants my butt” don’t be an idiot. Ur still fugly
Just see a lot of ppl lookin at my assistant like â€œoh no better not go that way. That guy wants my buttâ€ donâ€™t be an idiot. Ur still fugly
Is Frank Ocean Gay?
In Frank Ocean’s statement regarding the death of Prince in 2016, we can start to see that this is an artist who has wracked his brains around the complexities of living an LGBTQ+ life. About Prince, he says, „He made me feel more comfortable with how I identify sexually simply by his display of freedom from and irreverence for obviously archaic ideas like gender conformity.“
In 2011, he posted a beautiful statement (that can be read below) on Tumblr that was considered to be his coming out to the world. In it, he describes his first love at 19, and how real it felt in comparison to the girls he had cared for in previous relationships. He lets us in to a world of silent romance and the heart-wrenching shattering of a love that couldn’t be expressed just yet. It all comes through in his song „Thinking About You“ which you can hit play on below.
There is no denying that Frank Ocean is part of the LGBTQ+ community… but of what use is this information? Can we use it to learn, to grow, to challenge our own limiting belief systems? If yes, then let’s shout it from the rooftops. Let’s embrace the intricacies of humanity the same way we do the numerous musical genres. Every song speaks differently to each person; this does not negate the beauty of the song.
Omg Frank Ocean is my favorite. He’s so beautiful. I’m so happy for him. Frank Ocean has sang to me during many great moments. Good looks to him man. aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh <3 forreal
This made my heart flutter. I also really love that you gave a shout out to House of Ladosha. Also there’s Cakes Da Killa!
Also, what Gabby said was really spot on and key in remembering, there are people who are like “Ok, is he gay, is he bi?” Well what those kinds of questions come down to is “Well can I support him in who he loves a lot or a little, or none at all?” and that is so besides the point, if there is fear here it is fear in flexibility, in fluidity, and in non-het life.
This is exciting to me because he is an amazing talent, and has a huge following, and has such an opportunity to garner so much support so as to show those of us humans who don’t know how to react when a friend, or someone comes out.
Personally, I’d like to think this means we’ll be getting a new high profile coming out story every day for the rest of the month.
I am not a fan of hip-hop so when I first saw this I thought it was that guy who sang “caribbean queen”
his story made me ‘aawww’. gabby was really spot on.
The letter was so beautiful. I liked the part where he said that when he fell for that guy, those love songs he used to listen to finally made true sense to him and seemed to fit in his life. To me that’s what falling in love is all about, even more resonant in a queer love story.
This is tremendous news! Great article, and I love Gabby’s contribution, too. It’s great that Frank is talking from a platform of love because I think that’s what a lot of homophobic people forget about when they make assumptions about queer people. It’s what we hold in our hearts, not in our pants.
I hadn’t heard of Frank Ocean before today, but that was a beautiful letter
Id rather him make some good music that doesnt sound like rehashed 80s synth bullshit for me to listen to.
Well, of course, let’s put aside this groundbreaking thing he’s done for hip-hop and let him know what you’d rather he do, Ericka.
First of all, hes not Hip Hop. He is an R&B/Soul singer. And not that good of one. Period. Just because hes affiliated with OFWGKTA (who is known for being incredibly homophobic in lyrics) does NOT make that bullshit music Hip Hop. Know what youre talking about before you even speak to me with that snark ass tone.
Second, he hasnt done shit for either hip hop or soul. Except rehash old 80s synth hits with some emo lyrics and references to doing coke. Youre either fucking kidding me or you have shit taste for music. Someone whos done something for soul? Me’Shell. Yall dont fuck with her though.
Third? Since you asked, I’d rather him make good fucking music instead of using his sexual preferences to sell and move units.
Miss me with this bullshit and go make some quality fucking music. The quality of music you make comes WAAAAY before sexual preference. And his music sucks. Fuck should I be impressed? Me’Shell Negeochello been out, Rashaan Pattersons been out, Omarion was outted as Bi…. many more. And NOW were supposta give a fuck? I remember an era in music where Luther Vandross had did this shit… people woulda turned. But NOW its okay? Oh.
I dont care about you being gay. Clearly. If youre in the industry… you ALREADY KNEW he was gay. Big whoopty wow. This shit happens everyday in hollywood. YOURE just now catching up. Sorry if youre slow. As a musician, I care about this boy making some music that I can actually give a shit about. You know…. my PRIORITIES ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE. AS USUAL.
Seriously though this comment is so bizarre I’m surprised you actually have an account on a website dedicated to queer culture. That’s nice that you don’t care about sexual orientation, but a LOT of people out there do… in welcome and unwelcome ways. Which is exactly why an announcement like this would never ‘move and sell’ records. His sales will go down. And to pretend like coming out just as a queer Black man, for starters, in such a public way, could be anything less than a huge risk is extremely ignorant of you. But like Carmen said above, people also care because this is a role model, another example of visibility, that queer youth will be able to grab on to. ALSO, I’m willing to bet that Frank Ocean also wants his musicianship to come first and foremost, but unfortunately our society doesn’t see things that way.
I’ll have an account where ever Ill see fit, and frankly, youll shut the fuck up and get over it. As if I dont have something to do with this “queer culture.” LORD. Youd be surprised how many of us here actually arent worried about who you chose to fuck.
The bottom line is this. His music sucks. That the ONLY thing I was EVER talking about. And you have yet to offer me any insight as to my original statement… his music fucking sucks. It sucks donkeyballs. Hes not Hip Hop. But you claimed he was. Hes not. Can you clarify? No? Then shut the fuck up; Im not reading that shit.
Music is my career. Not your sexual orientation. Youre gay? Good for you. No go make music that doesnt suck.
Yeah. Sometimes…. you people here are fucking morons.
Most bizarre of all: You are one of “them” as you say, but you have to cruise random queer pop culture/news sites because you hate frank ocean that much.
I, frankly, doubt if anything is your career if you have that kind of time, much less music.
…And yet the point of this article is his tumblr post about his first love being a guy, which relates to sexual orientation, not how good or bad his music is so it seems like you’re the one who kinda missed the point? Plus, music taste is subjective, anyway.
O laaaawwwd. I’m taking a shot every time this train of thought goes in an argumentative, inflammatory circle.
Wow, you completely miss the point here. If you wanna talk about his music, comment on an article that speaks about it; we’re talking about something else here. You are rude and disrespectful, how on earth did you decide to create an account here?
The news is his sexual orientation, so there you go. And his music… No he is not Hip Hop. At all. He’s R&B/Soul/Indie/Adult Alt.
And in those regards, his music is amazing. His lyrics? His actual singing voice isn’t Luther Vandross, but his production and songwriting skills surpass a great many in the industry.
that sounds so jersey shore like “Hey, you’ze guyz are effin so effin stoopid. It’s like it’s like fuggedaboutit. Let me go put on sum of that hair gel on my hair now.” lmao
mostly tho, i get your point on Frank Ocean not being “hip hop” but even that’s kind of elitist. I feel like that’s an argument for two types of people.
1) music heads that feel like they know more about the purity of a genre than regular radio listening people do2) people trying to keep a genre within the confines of what is expected of it
like when Hot 97s Rosenberg called out Nicki Minaj for not being “hip hop enough” and basically shit all over the fans of her more pop sounding songs for not being real hip hops heads. that crosses so many unnecessary lines…like hip hop started in a couple of different ways, right?like it came from funk and disco as party music to get people up and moving and came out of the need to create a form of music specific to a group of people going through the same experiences and needing a way to express their feelings against mainstream boring came from the ever present need to show off in front of chicks to get politics, uplifting a people etc etc etc
so who has the right to lay down the smack on what is or isn’t hip hop to someone else when it comes to music that falls within the realm of hip hop possibility/connectivity?
Like I needed another reason to love Frank Ocean! So looking forward to seeing him later this month.
Can we continue the trend of celebrities writing eloquent letters to come out? Cuz that’s been fantastic.
Also, as was stated earlier, can we celebrate the love story and not worry about the sexual identity? Cuz that would be fantastic as well.
I just finished reading Call Me By Your Name. And now this. I was just thinking how lucky it was that I wasn’t still in love when I read that book, because I’d relate to it way too much and I’d be a wreck by now. Now I’m really, really grateful I’m not in love right now.
Oh, frank. His first album has gotten me through some very rough shit. Much love to our honest r&b man. I am rather surprised he came out ( my ‘dar is down?), but how beautiful is that post? I am always shocked at how searingly honest and self-aware he is willing to be in public. Anway. Love. (Also I don’t listen to wtfbbq or whatever because of their rep. I don’t quite understand why he associates with them, but I ain’t gonna judge.)
I’m a huge frank ocean fan, this is so cool. Also, I thought Tyler and earl reacted well on Twitter. Tyler stuck with his immature humor thing but was ultimately supportive
I just wanna talk about how amazing his last name is.
Yay for male bisexual visibility! Like people think they are unicorns, this news makes me so happy!
Frank never said he was gay or bi. The only thing he’s admitted to is being in love with another man. You can’t put a label on love, yo.
Jay-Z did end up commenting, to say that he admired Ocean’s courage and beauty.
I knew there was a reason I’ve been listening to “No Church in the Wild” non-stop for like two weeks now! My gaydar was starting to register a little blip!I love Frank Ocean even more now!!
Tyler the Creator did an interview with newsnight, Stephen Smith asked what they were saying with their lyrics, Tyler responded with “nuthin’, shit to piss old white people off like you.”He might be a tool, but I’m not surprised to see him support Frank Ocean, as I genuinely don’t think he’s homophobic. His outside voice is the little voice that you hear when you’re pissed off and you think, “if I really wanted to upset this person, I’d say this.” ut we don’t because it’s cruel, he does because he likes the reputation and reaction. He’s a toddler, really.I really don’t think he’s homophobic.
“When it comes to fellas, there’s an undeniable, ideological discomfort in letting him roam through the valley of grayness.”
I made a mistake. As an open bisexual woman, I immediately gushed at the assumed fact that our gifted Frank Ocean was mirroring my identity. His letter, beautifully written and framed in audacity, made my emotions shoot to the chandeliers of heaven. And as you can guess, my ass went ham on Twitter. Every twelve seconds, I was aiming a barrel of exclamation points at a new “Frank Ocean Is Bisexual” news headline, while scowling at the inaccuracy of every “Frank Ocean is Gay” headline.
And then MTV’s Rob Markman (@RobMarkman) tweeted: “Frank Ocean didn’t declare that he was Gay or Bisexual. He wrote of a relationship with a man. Please report responsibly.” I stepped away from the keyboard.
Markman’s statement reminded me that it’s more than possible for sexuality to run just as fluid as my Twitter stream. However, we accept this more easily when it comes to those humans swelled with estrogen. If two women want to savor each other’s tongues because the moment feels right—there’s no query, no liability, no box (no pun). Many a times we wouldn’t even believe that an attractive gal was capable of becoming—and remaining—a lesbian. Yet when it comes to fellas, there’s an undeniable, ideological discomfort in letting him roam through the valley of grayness.
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Society demands a swift and permanent answer regarding the sexual orientation of men. But all that constant nagging can light a killer identity crisis that prior, would’ve never showed face. Fun fact: A prostate massage is said to be the express route to a man’s strongest orgasm. But I’m willing to bet too many men would brow-raise about their sexuality if they enjoyed this deed… even if it was their own girlfriends who did the honor.
In high school, I regularly made out with a boy who revealed to me that he had once unzipped a comrade’s Levi’s… on purpose. Before that, all his daydreams were crammed with breasts and derrieres (though occasionally he found A.J. Calloway to be attractive), a pleasant habit that’s carried on to this day of his heterosexual life. As he explained to me, the young man from his adolescence was an isolated crush, not because he wanted it to be, but because that’s just what it was.
Of course, there are many, many times where an experience will unlatch an epiphany of once foreign feelings. But it is far from the onlooker’s responsibility to detangle those emotions and plop them in their “appropriate” crates. Even if the intentions are good, our role should always be more supportive than directive. Labels were created as society’s compass, tabs to help us better understand our differences (and marketing strategies), even so we shouldn’t allow ourselves to be handicapped by them.
If Frank Ocean identifies himself as gay, awesome. If Frank Ocean identifies himself as bisexual, woot. But if Frank Ocean identifies himself as a man who once fell for another man in a hopeless place, salute his valor… Just don’t overthink it. –Tracy Garraud (@trayhova)
Introduction: Chanel Lyrics
The song has principles that are followed quite frequently in Frank’s music, such as his sexuality and discovering both perspectives of the sexual range. We can see, the grandiose first few lyrics of ‘Chanel’ which might be the coldest, gayest, and extremely comfortable masculine show off in the history of hip-hop culture. The first line of the song is quite secretive about what we comprehend of his sexuality while persisting to be confident with his masculinity.
Soo? I just saw that chanel by frank ocean is trending on apple music and i really want to know… is this because cishet men are just now finding out that frank ocean is queer or is it because everyone is realizing that its a better bi anthem than sweater weather? ?
Tyler, the Creator speaks on when he found out his friend and Odd Future affiliate, Frank Ocean, was gay, and why he doesn’t care about using the word „faggot.“
Tyler, the Creator along with the rest of Odd Future have sometimes been labeled as homophobic because of some of their controversial raps. Nonetheless,Â Tyler has been supportive of his OF affiliate, Frank Oceanhe came out publiclyÂ and before then, so it would appear that,Â that labeling is incorrect. In a new interview with RollingStone Tyler speaks on when he found out Frank was gay, and why he doesn’t care.
It turns out Tyler found out about Frank’s sexuality before the rest of the world did, „Yeah, I was one of the first people he told. I kinda knew, because he likes Pop Tarts without frosting on them, so I knew something was weird. [Laughs] But that’s my nigga.“
Tyler has been slammed before for using the word „faggot,“ butÂ as Tyler explains, it’s just „another word“ to him. ThisÂ parallelsÂ the OF frontman’sÂ views on the word „nigga.“Â Tyler said of whether or not Frank cares about him using the word „faggot,“Â
„He knows me, and he knows I don’t care about being gay. It’s just another word to me. The same as „nigga.“ Let’s say Frank started using the word „fag,“ just jokingly. People would be so fucking confused! They wouldn’t know what to do. And it could take the power out of that word.“
3. He is trying to be more open
Fans don’t know much about Ocean’s personal life. Ocean isn’t very active on social media. He deleted his Twitter a few years ago and just recently made his Instagram public. This makes it hard to actually find out anything about him unless he wants you to know, especially when it concerns his love life. During an interview, Ocean told GayLetter that he believed social media was hyped up and that he didn’t know if it was the best place to really ingest information. However, he has been posting himself rock climbing.
In a continued effort to be open, Ocean told GayLetter he would be doing more interviews. Ocean was asked what inspired him to make the decision to do more interviews.
“I don’t know if it’s terribly calculated, but I’m just trying to put myself more into whatever kind of stream is going on here in culture,” he responded. “I don’t think my feelings about press have anything to do with how times are changing. I think it’s more a feeling.”
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4. He is in a relationship
During the interview, Ocean revealed, when asked if he was dating, that he was in a long term relationship. It is one of the reasons why he doesn’t use dating apps. “I don’t use dating apps. I’ve been in a relationship for three years. I definitely wasn’t using dating apps before then. I don’t think I would use dating apps now. I [mess] with Marc Jacobs’ philosophy on that, so I wouldn’t rule it out, but it is a little hectic being a famous person on dating apps.
Ocean didn’t give any more information as to who his significant other was.
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Is the Sexuality of Frank Ocean Gay or Bisexual?
The rumors of Frank Ocean being a homosexual man started in 2012. Pitchfork acknowledges this as well. However, the coming out was definitely not an easy feat for him. This is particularly because his whole crew and team were widely known for using anti-gay language. We can see this vividly in the evolution of Tyler, The Creator, and his lyrics for his song ‘Yonkers‘. But, now with the release of ‘Chanel’, Frank seems to be accepting himself as he is. Frank Ocean seems to be proud to be a bisexual man. There is really no difference in identifying him as a gay man or as a bisexual man.
Rapper Wale has some seriously shocking beliefs about gay men in the music industry, revealing that he believes LGBT artists use their sexuality to get ahead — and that even some fake it to get positive attention after “coming out” publicly. To Wale, Frank Ocean only won his Grammy because he’s gay. Appalling!
, 31, visited The Breakfast Club morning show on October 21, and spewed some truly hateful opinions about LGBT artists in the music industry. He slammed Frank Ocean, 27, specifically, stating that the “Forrest Gump” singer only won a Grammy because of his sexuality. Click through to read his views and watch his interview.
“If a dude was gay, man, he’d get a Grammy,” Wale said. “They’re going to make fun of them, they’re gonna throw their Twitter jokes…but in the next three years there’s probably gonna be a dude who’s not even gay that’s just like ‘Man, this is my last resort’ …But nah, I would sign a gay rapper if he was dope. ‘Go ahead man, go do that thing, go do them Versace fashion shows.’”
“But the point I’m trying to make is it’s definitely – and people are probably going to go bad on me for saying this – but its an advantage to be gay in this country right now,” Wale continued. “That’s just the fact of the matter. Frank Ocean is very dope. Very very dope artist. He got pushed to the moon when he dropped his album though. He got the Grammy and everything. There’s about 30 artists in the country that sold about how much he did or more – they didn’t get any of that.”
Wow. Just wow. We don’t even know where to begin with these atrocious statements! Wale admitted that Frank is an amazing artist — but apparently, he’s not good enough to get the recognition he accrued with his last album! To say that only his sexuality bolstered album sales isn’t just shocking; it’s offensive, not to mention insulting to everything Frank’s done to get where he is in the music industry!
Wale also doesn’t seem to understand that coming out is still an event that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Many individuals don’t have a supportive environment in which they can do so, and face threats and violence for being open about their sexuality. No, Wale; gay men do not have it easier than straight men in this country right now.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked by Wale’s remarks? Tell us in the comments!
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„I think the radio is getting more gay-friendly,“ he said. „I don’t think urban music is getting more gay-friendly because if that was the case, Frank Ocean would be on a lot more songs. I know n***as that will not do a song with Frank Ocean just because he gay, but they need him on the fucking song and that’s so terrible to me, man.“
T-Pain also said he feels the use of „no homo“ jokes are „unnecessary“ and complained about people being afraid to approach him because his assistant is an out gay man.
„You ain’t even got bitches,“ he said. „Why you think this gay dude is going to like you? Bitches don’t even like you. You can’t think you’re a gift from god to gay men, that’s stupid.“
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„I’m pretty sure I’ve done songs with gay rappers,“ he said. „I’m pretty sure of that. I’m pretty sure the football n****s is gay, the basketball n****s is…n****s is gay. There’s millions of gay people in the world, girls too. In 2011 you gotta hide that you gay? Like, be real. ‘Yo, I’m gay, what the fuck!’ Fuck it if people don’t like it.”
To each his on ive never been into Frank Ocean or Odd future and if thats the lane he rolling in more power to him the game is messed up nobody really purchasing music these days and i dont think him coming out will help him sell any more cd’s than if he hadnt come out
This is Some Fucking BullShitt iBeen in Love w/ Him Since He Started #HighlyPissed
His sexuality does not define his music… you was in love with him then && if was a REAL fan you still would be! He was gay in every song he sung. The only thing that will change with his music is the fact that it will be filled with more heart than before!
I love the fact he came out and imma keep playing his music…can’t wait for the next album:)
Fuck me good, fuck me long, fuck me numb Novacane by Frank Ocean does sound a bit freaky to me now
so it does not matter if he is about how he felt at the time and as a fan i support him 1000% and believe u said u wont listen to his songs no more…idc if he was/is wateva imma listen to him regardless of wat he is.. so piss of and leave him alone gosh..
yall who disowning his music were never fans to begin with. Frank is an artist and deserves the respect he got before he came out. Nobody chooses to be gay, no matter what ppl think, being gay isn’t a choice, deciding to tell people is. I respect Frank even more for deciding to come out being the artist that he is.
I so totally agree…U guys stop being small minded…it’s 2012…really…come on…!!!! It’s not like he woke up & said…darn…I think I want 2 be with a man…!??
anyone supportimg this gay shit is full of the devil
I can respect how FO and any other gay person may feel. what I cannot EVER respect is the continual material they produce for women about women and them being their lovers which are bogus. be gay as you like Frank, but how about singing about and to other men and stop pretending you are messing with “baby girl” and making love with her underneath the cherry leaves… STOP the lies about how you write songs to get women…because if you are gay, you don’t want women, unless you are a lesbian.
It is sort of hypocrtical to talk about or brag about how he “gets his women” or making love underneath the cherry leaves with baby girl–when baby girl is a guy. I don’t care what FO is–I love his music–but I am very turned off by the lying. Him, Anderson Cooper etc would never admit to being gay (like Luther Vandross did not) if it was not a popular and more or less acceptable thing to do now. It means as insightful as I thought Ocean’s music was–really, he was just a lying hypocrite who played women for exposure and because he was playing to the norm.
FO is a hypocrite who lied about using his songs to get women and lied about the “girls” he spoke of in a lot of his songs–keep it real Frank, sing about how you use your songs to get guys and how you are doing stuff with guys underneath cherry trees.
Let the guy be, he did what a lot of ppl wouldn’t ever have the courage to do. He’s the same dude singing the same songs.
fucc off Frank Ocean, so fuccing what if hes gay, yall muthafuccas act like its the end of the damn world if someone gay, ni**a Frank Ocean got balls to come out, something that yall lame ass ni**gas would never do, fucc yall. EAT A DICCCCCCCC
These people with negative things to say r total idiots! More power to u frank!
you fucking troll.. you need to go to hell or saying what you just said… his music is fucking great and that is what true RnB should sound like
his music doesn’t define who he is.. His music is great, if he is gay then by means HE IS GAY.. you fucking religious dumbasses
I would still let him hit this pus from the back…I like him more now
Um obviously you didn’t read the post. He had been with girls before so he must have had feelings for them too,its just that with this guy,it finally felt right. :p asshole.
Lmfao so confused I feel but for his ex girl so embarrassing Elaine to funny!
Men saying I live the fact that he come out lml I guess yal walking on the same road as him #confused n so what if it’s 2012 so u shouldn’t have morals
Okay queenbitch you first have to realize that before this he had a female lover. He just realized he liked men during that one summer. He id not say he was gay nor bisexual he just said he had a male lover.
“Let the guy be, he did what a lot of ppl wouldn’t ever have the courage to do.” yea, to fuck another man lol. This shit is unacceptable
Whoever came up with that theory had to b just as gay as the people who support it. Nobody is born gay, that shit is a choice and its nasty as fuck.
Whats the point in not likin him anymore cuz he’s gay? U listened to him before with no problem and it’s always same music
not a choice dumb ass! Do you wake up every morning and decide not to be gay because its a choice? You have to decide if you like girls? No stupid its natural. Your not gay he is simple.
I am so disappointed. This is a travesty. My dreams of being Frank Oceans baby momma have been shattered. Other than that, the best of luck to you sexy man! 🙂 you’re still amazing!!! 🙂
Alot of yall people commenting negatively on what he choose to do is crazy like yall are God or something… He’s a grown man with his own mind, feelings, life, money, nd possibly lover! What yu haters need to do is get like him nd man up. It takes a real man to be honest with himself but takes a bigger man to accept nd respect another man for being upfront nd honest!
its funny because his argument actually has a coherent religious background and you told him to go to hell. ironic
All I’m saying is God didn’t intend for gay people but it’s still not our place to judge. I for one still love his music and I’m still proud of him for coming out to his fans.!!
It’s Sweet Life where he talks about his first love . i love frank ocean and i honestly dont care about his sexuality so shutup and listen to the music (: He didnt put his soul on a limb to be ridiculed . frank ocean is still a boss !
People for the millionth time shouldn’t care if someone is black, gay, or have a illness, weight whatever! If they have talent or doing what they have to do period. Support is support period. If you don’t approve , you don’t have to deal with them period. However! I am pretty sure someone out there don’t approve of you either or what you do! The world is too judgement. Hate to me is a sickness and the only way to cure it , is to open your mind and walk in a persons shoes to understand some things in life. As a result, many would realize their life ain’t so perfect.
gay or not he still get more bitches then any of the rude people commenting
You disgust me. Being gay is as far from a choice as you can ever get. My friend has been gay for as long as I can remember. He didn’t come out of the closet until last year, but he has said that since he was a kid, he has always been attracted to guys. He always thought something was wrong with him because he didn’t like girls like everybody else. He was with so many girls just to prove to others (and himself) that he was straight, and to try and get rid of the “gay-ness”. But in late 2010, he got a male lover and finally started to talk to other people in the same situation as him, so in the spring of 2011, he finally had the guts to come out to the public. Don’t you dare say being gay is a choice, because it is not. One does not choose who to fall in love with. It just happens. Besides, why is being gay so terribly wrong? It won’t even harm you in any possible way. It’s not like a gay man will stalk you and try to get you to bed just because you’re a man. Jesus. Gay men and women are attracted to people just like straight men and women are. It’s not like because you’re gay you’ll be attracted to every single person that are the same sex as you (You’re not attracted to every female you see, are you?). Stop this pathetic hate. We live in 2012. Being gay should be embraced, not hated. Just shut up. You’re being childish and ignorant.
He wasn’t making a decision he was in denial. DUhh If you had sense you would’ve gotten that from the story yuh dick.
@facebook-1436010296:disqus OMG, just stop it right now. It is a fact that a lot of homofobic men can’t accept other, because they does not accept them self – my point is the homofobs are often gay themself – so relax for Gods sake!
Hi my name is laylay do your thang donot let them do you good luck and still love you
Let the man be who he want to be some ppl may not like him fo’ it but dat jus who da man is. Now if Lil Wayne said he was gay den ppl would go crazy. FRANK ISA GOOD GUY AND HAS A LOT OF COURAGE AND PASSION AND HAS A LOT TO LIVE FO’. HE IS BEING WO HE WANTS TO BEE UNLIKE SOME CELEBS OUT HERE.(WIL SMITH AND JADA PICKETT IS ALSO GAY)! LATER STASUS MWAH 😉
You’re fucking stupid people like you are why LGBTs committ suicide. Oh well of Frank Ocean is gay. I am too. Haha. But you just need to look over your own insecurities and be more accepting. People like you make me want to law my fucking eyes out. NO H8!!(:
The one thing i hate about this is people don’t like his music because he’s is all people think about these world will never fully except gay,bi-sexual,trans or lesbian and it is very besides he likes boys and girls
Well what if Im an atheist and it annoys me that he is gay because now every time I listen to him I think he is talking about a man and the songs arent the same to me.
Ur comment is dumb as fuck cause be gay is not a choice for the majority of people that is gay but also is a choice for few!!!!!!
I played naked touch football without the football im not gay tho
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Frank Ocean serves as the subject of the cover-story for the latest edition of magazine. Speaking at-length with journalist Tom Jackson, the acclaimed singer-songwriter tackles a wide range of topics, opening up about everything from his thoughts on dating apps, TV shows and art to the specifics of his creative process when working with collaborators like A$AP Rocky.
“If I’m working on lyrics, I might as well be in a vacuum-sealed container. [Laughs] I just need to be on my own,” Frank Ocean tells Tom Jackson, sharing some detailed insight into how he approaches his craft. “If I’m working out a vocal performance, I need to be on my own or with my engineer, Caleb. He’s been with me so long that he knows when to just be wallpaper. I’m comfortable with him, so I can sit there and write whatever.”