Frank Ocean appeared to be one sip away from a terrible decision as he posed for photos with Miles Teller and Kid Cudi at the GQ Men of The Year party at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Tuesday (November 13). Ned The Wino, commonly referred to as Drunk Ass Tami in Crunkland, would be proud.
The 25-year-old singer has been keeping busy since the summer release of his debut studio album ‘Channel Orange’, spending time in the studio with the likes of Jay-Z and Pharrell.
When quizzed by MTV News on the red carpet at the event about the ever-growing roster of artists who want to work with him these days, he responded, “That’s not a problem. It’s not, like, a tragedy. It’s cool, it’s awesome, it just means people fuck with me, and that’s cool.”
Earlier this week, Andre 3000 spoke to Fuse TV about linking with the singer/songwriter for the track “Pink Matter.”
Crack open an ice cold Dos Equis and guzzle it. Much to the ire of aggressive studs everywhere (specifically the members of MC Lyte’s book club), Frank Ocean has officially put in his bid as the world’s most interesting man.
In a new blog entry posted to his personal Tumblr the crooner expresses his desire to start a car club, describes viewing the interaction between Jay-Z and Pharrell in the recording studio, taking in brunch at a cool spot and more. Also peppered in the undertones of the open letter update to fans is the revelation that Mr. Ocean has fallen for someone new.
In an exclusive interview to be published in the Guardian Guide tomorrow, Frank Ocean explains that his decision to open up about his sexuality was “about 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,” he said in the interview.
Frank shared his story of falling in love with a man on his personal Tumblr (with a view to include it in the ‘Channel Orange’ sleeve notes) in an preemptive effort to explain why some of his songs addressed feelings towards men.
“I knew that I was writing in a way that people would ask questions,” he said. “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.”
First thing’s first. It should be said from the onset that Frank Ocean has yet to make any comment on the validity of a journalist’s interpretation that through his song lyrics he comes out as a bisexual on his upcoming album ‘Channel Orange.’
To echo Complex.com, the revelation is purely speculative at this point. Still, it definitely has people talking.
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This Is Max – “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” and “Pink Matter” and “Forrest Gump” you can hear him sing about being in love and their are quite obvious words used like ‘him’ and not ‘her’.