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Is Frank Ocean Bi-Sexual?

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Hip-Hop friendly soul crooner Frank Ocean is featured in GQ’s Men of the Year issue. In the informative Q&A, the Odd Future member discusses how he got in the game after driving to LA from New Orleans with about $1000 in his pocket and, of course, why he revealed that his first love was another man. Also, he ducks the “Do you consider yourself bis-xual?” question, sort of.

According to Ocean, having his heart broken at 19 in the aforementioned relationship was a boon for his songwriting. “It became effortless,” Ocean told GQ. “Like breathing. Because now I have something I really need to say. It was Mindf-ck.net. It was a floodgate. It opened up the works.”

Ocean’s proper debut, channel ORANGE, is surely a product of that creativity. But his big reveal left many wondering whether or not it was a ruse to sell records. But Ocean dismissed such talk, while boasting about his talents, telling GQ it was his “brilliant art” that sold records, period.

 

GQ: So do you consider yourself bisexual?

Frank Ocean: You can move to the next question. I’ll respectfully say that life is dynamic and comes along with dynamic experiences, and the same sentiment that I have towards genres of music, I have towards a lot of labels and boxes and shit. I’m in this business to be creative—I’ll even diminish it and say to be a content provider. One of the pieces of content that I’m for fuck sure not giving is porn videos. I’m not a centerfold. I’m not trying to sell you sex. People should pay attention to that in the letter: I didn’t need to label it for it to have impact. Because people realize everything that I say is so relatable, because when you’re talking about romantic love, both sides in all scenarios feel the same shit. As a writer, as a creator, I’m giving you my experiences. But just take what I give you. You ain’t got to pry beyond that. I’m giving you what I feel like you can feel. The other shit, you can’t feel. You can’t feel a box. You can’t feel a label. Don’t get caught up in that shit. There’s so much something in life. Don’t get caught up in the nothing. That shit is nothing, you know? It’s nothing. Vanish the fear.

XOXO
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