Frank Ocean from OFWGKTA comes out.
Frank Ocean has just become the first hip-hop star to come out, posting this long message on his Tumblr:
Four summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too.
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.
I don’t have any secrets I need kept anymore … I feel like a free man.
Following this, his Odd Future bandmate Tyler the Creator tweeted:
My Big Brother Finally F***ing Did That. Proud Of That N***a Cause I Know That Shit Is Difficult Or Whatever.
I’m not going to lie, I laughed at the blase attitude of ‘I know that shit is difficult or whatever.’
Apparently Ocean opens up about his bisexuality on his new album Channel Orange, also. One journalist who attended a listening party for the record states:
Frank has also opened up about his sexuality on the album, we think it’s brave and admire him for being so honest and sharing such a personal aspect of his life through his music. On the songs ‘Bad Religion,’ ‘Pink Matter’ and ‘Forrest Gump’ you can hear him sing about being in love and there are quite obvious words used like ‘him’ and not ‘her.’