Frank Ocean

Hip-Hop Rumors: Was Frank Ocean’s Gay Announcement A Press Stunt?

Props to Frank Ocean! Dude, I don’t think anybody should have to live a lie! Come out of the closet! Come out, come out where ever you are! Now, that dude has come out, the rumors have started. The first is that this is all one big, ol’ press stunt! Now, (free plug) Frank’s new album actually decided to come out on July 17th so its a lil’ late on that end. Nevertheless, a lot of people will be dissecting Channel Orange to see if they can find any gay references. Now, this rumor that it is a PR stunt is mostly fueled by people inside the music game that have seen it all, been through it all. I don’t think it is inconceivable that they needed to raise his profile a bit before the actual release. I’m told that he’ll likely be falling back from the whole gay thing anyway.  Click here to read the full deal, but he dropped a letter via his Tumblr insisting he’s either gay or bisexual. He said: “I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together.” Read the whole letter here.

Now, Tyler the Creater, who has been accused of being a homo-phobe, was very supportive. “My Big Brother Finally F***ing Did That. Proud Of That Ni**a Cause I Know That Sh*t Is Difficult Or Whatever. Anyway. Im A Toilet.”

Frank Ocean comes out right after Anderson Cooper and Obama supporting Gay Marriage.

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