Def Jam recording artist Frank Ocean of Odd Future opened up about his sexuality and falling in love with a man....
This is soooo Powerful!!! First let me say.. I respect Frank Ocean so much for his courage and his honesty about his sexuality.... Though it's really nobody's business, i admire him for being open & truthful in a business that encourages artist to stay silent.
So many black men are afraid to be honest about their true sexuality for fear of being judged by others. So many kids are committing suicide because they are harassed for being themselves or they they take their own lives because they are afraid to be themselves... The more high profile people like Frank share their story, the more people will begin to embrace it.
This is a very brave thing for Frank Ocean to do, Especially since he is so closely affiliated with Hip Hop. as a woman, i can appreciate any man who is openly gay and not pretending to be something he is not. I'm happy that he's sharing this with the world, and i'm hoping other men will find the courage to follow in his footsteps.
It's 2012... who are we to judge anyone for their personal preferences? We are all human beings with blood running through our veins. No group of people is better than the other.
Frank Ocean posted a heartfelt letter early Wednesday morning (July 4) on his Tumblr in which he open up about his "first love," a young man he spent a handful of summers with beginning at age 19. The candid post from the Odd Future singer quickly began making the rounds on the Net.
"Whoever you are, wherever you are..I'm starting to think we're a lot alike," the "Novacane" singer begins. "Human beings spinning on blackness. All wanting to be seen, touched, paid attention to." The lengthy letter, titled "thank you's" details a relationship Ocean had with a man, who it turns out had a girlfriend just as Frank had had, and the tumultuous emotions that followed. "He wouldn't tell me the truth about his feelings for me for another 3 years," Ocean continues before adding, "I couldn't imagine keeping up my life without him."
The Def Jam artist also chronicles how he used music as catharsis: "I wrote to keep myself busy and sane. I wanted to create world that were rosier than mine." He ends by revealing that he has shared his story with some people close to him, including his mother. And although he admits to being unsure what happens next, he says he finally feels emancipated from his past: "I feel like a free man. If I listen closely.. I can hear the sky falling too."