One of my favorite singers Frank Ocean has revealed his homosexuality (or bisexuality) to the world via his Tumblr.
He first posted this.
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.. “
Followed by the revelation ‘letter’ he originally planned to publish in the ‘Thank You’s’ section on his debut album.
He chose his words very carefully and he let out his soul for us to read.
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Is this considered a disaster to black music?
I got to give him respect for opening up and telling the truth. This takes real balls for a man to reveal his sexuality in the macho music business he is in where many claim to be homophobic.
Terrance Dean, a former MTV executive, is the author of Hiding in Hip-Hop, a 2008 memoir of the the hip-hop industry’s thriving, secret gay subculture.
“A star of Ocean’s stature coming out is great. Artists are now unafraid to be who they really are. It makes a bold statement not only for Frank, but for the LGBT community as a whole. Everybody’s been waiting so long for the day when somebody like Frank comes out, so it’s a victory for all of us.”
I am impatiently waiting on his debut album Channel Orange to drop July 17th.
I will always love you Frank, too bad I cannot hit on you anymore