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Chris Brown hurls anti-gay insult at Frank Ocean

R&B singer tells French paparazzi 'Man, no homo!' after being asked about newly out star
R&B singer Chris Brown has hurled an anti-gay insult at newly out star Frank Ocean.

When leaving a nightclub in France, R&B singer Chris Brown had some choice words for newly out star Frank Ocean.

According to a PRLog report, Brown was approached in Cannes by a member of the paparazzi who asked him about Ocean.

When Brown responded, he said: ‘Man, no homo!’

‘No homo’ is a phrase that has become well known in the hip-hop community meaning a rejection of anything that could be deemed as ‘gay’.

Brown, infamous for beating up his former girlfriend Rihanna, has shown his dislike for Ocean before.

In 2011 the two exchanged heated tweets, with Brown openly insulting Ocean’s group Odd Future.

The comments were followed when Brown’s cousins filmed a video to follow Ocean and threaten him.

Ocean revealed his sexuality on 4 July, and has drawn support from others in the hip-hop community.

Fellow rapper 50 Cent, who was previously slammed for his homophobic lyrics and told Playboy in 2004 that he wasn't 'into faggots', recently shared his support for Ocean and gay marriage.

He told MTV UK that anyone who has a problem with Ocean is an 'idiot'.

'I think Frank Ocean is a talented artist, I think he's created material that made me know his name, that impressed me,' 50 Cent said.

'The more successful that project is now. It's going to leave people in the position where they can actually say, "Look, I'm gay."'

Ocean’s first major label solo album, Channel Orange, has stormed to critical and commercial success, reaching the top of the US Billboard R&B chart.

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