Frank Ocean certainly has a way with words and that skill has helped him to avoid defining what swarms of bandwagon fans have been assuming: the exact nature of his sexuality. Indeed, despite admitting his love for another man, Ocean has yet to claim the title of gay, bisexual or pansexual, and he continued his clever media manipulation in The Guardian.
Speaking about his decision to reveal his one-time relationship with an unnamed man, Ocean boasted that he as as though a “boulder” has been lifted from his chest. However, to what weight that boulder represented has yet to be made clear. Isn’t Ocean just a crafty lad for toying with people’s inquiring minds?
Read exactly what Ocean said in his interview with The Guardian below:
“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.
I knew that I was writing ['channel ORANGE'] 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.”
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.”
Read more on The Guardian.
So, while several young gay men and the ignorant media have named Ocean as a new champion of the LGBTQI community, he himself has yet to reveal the true nature of his sexuality. Admittedly, this approach is quite clever because he has managed to turn what could have been a devastating situation into an avenue for unwavering media interest. Aretha Franklin and I see what you’re doing, Ocean.