Frank Ocean Addresses His Sexuality In GQ
Odd Future member Frank Ocean became a superstar after boldly posting a coming out letter to his Tumblr account last summer. Dude even opened up the new season of SNL as the show’s musical guest! He hasn’t said much about the letter until now. He spoke with GQ magazine about the tough, personal decision.
Frank cited a journalist who referenced his use of the word, “him” in one of his Channel Orange tracks. He posted the letter shortly thereafter.
“The night I posted it, I cried like a f------ baby. It was like all the frequency just clicked to a change in my head.” Frank continued, “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.”
Preach! Frank doesn’t address whether he’s bisexual or homosexual because he doesn’t want to be put in a box. I can’t blame him. Labels suck. He did acknowledge what the reveal has done/could do to his career.
“Some people said, ‘he’s saying he fell in love with a guy for hype.’ As if that’s the best hype you can get in hip hop or black music. So I knew that if I was going to say what I said, it had to be in concert with one of the most brilliant pieces of art that has come out in my generation and that’s what I did. What can I say that? What I don’t have to affect all this humility and s--- is because I worked my ass off. I worked my face off and the part that you love the most is the easiest part for me. So I’ll do it again.”