I must admit, I am not really keeping up with the artists these days. I haven’t heard much from Frank Ocean. But, the songs I have heard are really good. I am actually going on a listening spree. I want to support. What can I say? I love the gays, lol.
Frank Ocean came out of the closet and all on his own too. He wasn’t forced and people weren’t speculating in the mainstream media. He wrote a letter on his Tumblr and just outed himself.
I think this is awesome. It is awesome because he is young, black and not rich. The older rich white guys can pretty much give a big fuck you to the people who dislike them. They are already rich and they are not looking for any acceptance. Their parents are probably seniors and they no longer live for their approval. When you are young, black and broke…it is a little different. You are still coming up in this world and you have no idea what will happen when you come out. Will your parents kick you out? Will your friends and family turn their backs? What if you depend on someone else for your survival? You have to take all of this into consideration.
Being a black man who is out of the closet…well, you just don’t know. There are a lot of people who may not accept you. A lot of men/people are stuck on the whole bravado thing. Men are supposed to be masculine and all that mess.
Here some snippets of the letter:
“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.”
“I don’t know what happens now, and that’s alrite. I don’t have any secrets I need to keep anymore. ….I feel like a free man. If I listen closely … I can hear the sky falling too.”
Check out his tumblr.