Frank Ocean, the singer behind “Novocane” and Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church In The Wild,” has officially come out and revealed that he is bisexual!
Ocean recently alluded to being bisexual, but confirmed his sexuality with a letter posted to his Tumblr page:
“4 summers ago, I met somebody,” he wrote. “I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating with the feeling. No choice. It was my first love, it changed my life.”
“We’re all a bunch of golden million dollar babies. my hope is that the babies born these days will inherit less of the bullshit than we did. anyhow, what i’m about to post is for anyone who cares to read. it was intended to fill the thank you’s section in my album credits, but with all the rumors going round.. i figured it’d be good to clarify..”
Ocean’s confession comes on the heels of the one that was made by CNN journalist Anderson Cooper, who also recently admitted to being gay.
Ocean’s debut album, Channel Orange, will be released on Def Jam on July 14. He’s also a member of LA-based hip hop collective Odd Future.
Def Jam founder Russell Simmons expressed his support for Ocean in the following letter:
“Today is a big day for hip-hop. It is a day that will define who we really are. How compassionate will we be? How loving can we be? How inclusive are we? I am profoundly moved by the courage and honesty of Frank Ocean. Your decision to go public about your sexual orientation gives hope and light to so many young people still living in fear. These types of secrets should not matter anymore, but we know they do.”