Frank Ocean Finally Speaks Out After Revealing Same-Sex Love
Frank Ocean is speaking out for the first time since he shed light on his sexuality.
The 24-year-old discussed his ‘coming out’ with the Guardian Guide:
“[It 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,” Ocean revealed.
His decision to go public prior to the release of channel ORANGE was a conscious effort.
“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.”
He also wished he had a role model to look up to as a child.
“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 explained.
Frank Ocean doesn’t seem to sweat his haters.
“People are just afraid of things too much,” he said. “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.”