R&B newcomer Frank Ocean has come out the closet. The rising star announced the shocking news via his Tumblr page. By simply posting what appears to be the liner notes from his forthcoming album Channel Orange, Ocean revealed how he was in love with another man. “4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too,” says The Odd Future member. He continues, “By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless…”.
Fellow Odd Future band mate Tyler The Creator, showed his support via tweet; “My Big Brother Finally Fucking Did That. Proud Of That Nigga Cause I Know That Shit Is Difficult Or Whatever.”
I have to applaud this man for being brave enough to be himself. It takes a lot of courage, especially in the urban community, to reveal something of this magnitude. I think this will only solidify his mark in the music industry. This is history in the making folks!