Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Frank Ocean talks about Coming Out in GQ

Frank Ocean gets personal in his GQ interview.

On posting his letter to Tumblr: 
The night I posted it, I cried like a fucking baby. 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.
On coming out and worries about if it would hurt his career:
I had those fears. In black music, we’ve got so many leaps and bounds to make with acceptance and tolerance in regard to that issue. It reflects something just ingrained, you know. When I was growing up, there was nobody in my family—not even my mother—who I could look to and be like, 'I know you’ve never said anything homophobic.' So, you know, you worry about people in the business who you’ve heard talk that way.

1 comment:

Alieux (Daij) said...

I don't care who he loves. I applaud his courage to be himself. I told my son that when he came out. Frank Ocean is talented and I am a huge fan. I loved his productions before he came out and after he came out.

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