Since his 4th of July independence revelations, Frank Ocean has let his music speak for itself.
His debut album, ‘Channel Orange’ has charted at the number 2 spots on both the US & UK charts and Ocean has been keen to sidestep any talk of his sexuality. That will all change tomorrow when the Guardian Guide drops their exclusive interview with the ‘Thinkin Bout You’ singer.
Frank discusses his historic decision to out himself to the public, it’s possible backlash and much more.
Although the interview doesn’t drop until tomorrow we’ve gotten a glimpse of what’s to come.
On his decision to come out of the closet:
“For my own sanity and my ability to feel like I’m living a life where I’m happy when I wake up in the morning, and not with this freakin’ boulder on my chest.
I wished at 13 there was somebody I looked up to who would have said something like that, who would have been transparent in that way.”
On the timing of his announcement:
“I knew that I was writing in a way that people would ask questions. I knew that my star was rising, and I knew that if I waited I would always have somebody that I respected be able to encourage me to wait longer, to not say it till who knows when.”
On possible backlash:
”People are just afraid of things too much … Sure, evil exists, extremism exists. Somebody could commit a hate crime and hurt me. But they could do the same just because I’m black. They could do the same just because I’m American.”
Can’t wait for the entire interview to drop! Love Frank’s spirit!