Frank Ocean has been out and about touring and promoting his debut album Channel Orange (which did really well chart wise), but until now the singer has remained quiet about the post he wrote on July 4 revealing that his first love was a man.
The singer recently explained that he feels relieved now that his secret’s out. Check out the interview below!
On his decision to come out
“[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.”
On his open letter
“I knew that I was writing 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.”
On the risk of coming out
“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.”
So brave! What do you think about Frank’s statements?!