Frank Ocean Speaks On Decision To Share His Sexuality: “I’m Happy When I Wake Up”

Kid Fury July 20, 2012 A Little Something Good 24 Comments

After all the dramatics of thirsty queens, supporting fans, confused women and conflicted trade, Frank Ocean has given a bit more understanding as to why he chose to share the story of his first love being male.

In an article for The Guardian, he says 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.”

“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 continued.

There were little hints to his love in songs written prior to the letter he posted on Tumblr, but they went over most people’s heads. “I knew that I was writing in a way that people would ask questions,” he told the publication. “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.”

I just love this man.

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  • Pilot Jones ♊ ☥

    Frank Ocean <3


    Perfectly said. 

  • Dreadenette

    He is just, Greatness 

  • DerbyCityNaturals


  • iAM1

    I love him so

  • Thtsqueen2u

    How can some ignorant souls hate this man?

    • whatevs

       I remember going through the #Frank Ocean tag on Twitter the day he officially came out and the amount of people–even jokingly–suggesting that they weren’t going to listen to him anymore because he was bi or gay or whatever made me legit sad :/

  • Roses

    *sigh* Love that man :)

  • LadyM

    So admirable. What a lovely human being he is.

  • keilo

    When I listened to Pink Matter for the first time..I was driving in the rain….

    It wasn’t even raining hard…but I had to pull over by the time he got to the second verse….

    When I tell u it was like an out of body experience…I watched myself sit completely still while he crooned “My God she’s giving me pleasure”….

    Christopher Breaux….just….sheesh….

    • Poetic ♍

      Yesss…I stop whatever I’m doing whenever that 2nd verse comes on and replay the song right before Andre starts.

  • LiiindaBonita

    So…this has NOTHING to do with his music, but is he gay, bi or did he experiment one time at 19? Can he just answer that question? I know, I know, it’s not any of my business; and I know he doesn’t owe me a damn thing BUT…I just wanna know is he at 24, attracted to men or not? I just wanna know if I have a shot with this guy. He could be my future. Lol.

    • Kianadavis_95

      it sounds like he kinda experimented at 19 after the other guy created these feelings inside him. i think even he said that the guy he had fell for even had a girlfriend so he didnt really return Franks feelings..sadly like if he was the side piece. ( Bad Religion) i guess it was so bad he moved to LA that and beacuse of a storm called Katrina. cuz from looking through his older tumblr pages his only dated girls since he’s came to Cali

  • Nikiblu82

    i wish more artist would were like him…….. well spoken,honest , and TALENTED.

    • Kyana

      Agreed, and your request will not return void.

  • Kayla

    What’s a “thirsty queen”?

    • Small Talk

      The gay male version of a thirsty female.

      • Kayla

        So a straight male can’t be a queen? And if someone is gay then it switches to a feminine description?

  • Washingtontiana

    I love frank ocean he is the truth

  • Chry5ta1

    Well put!

  • AlanaDaly

    Seriously tho.. i loved him b4 he came out to the rest of the world but now… im in love… it is crucial that i find out if he’s gay or bi, so i know what my chances are lmaooo he’s the best 

  • Kels Anin

    he speaks and writes like he graduated from a good ..i cant believe he took his clothes of at

  • Pink Matters

    I like him you can tell he is intelligent . . I love the imagery in music!

    P.S Now I’m glad that I brought Frank Ocean’s cd before I bought Chris Brown’s . . . CB needs a new PR team his comments about Frank sadden me he can’t be that naive . . I need him to do better!

  • NonJudgementalLove

    Have to agree with you Fury, “I love this man”