R&B artist Frank Ocean comes out as bisexual
Odd Future member recalls how he first fell in love with a man
One of R&B’s rising stars, Frank Ocean, has come out as bisexual.
Ocean, 24, famous for being a member of Odd Future, published a screenshot of a text document on his tumblr that revealed his sexuality today (4 July).
The document, titled ‘Thank You’, was written on a plane between New Orleans and Los Angeles, and was originally meant to be in the album notes for his new record Channel Orange.
Ocean says: ‘4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost, and on the days we were together, time would glide.
‘Most of the time I’d see him, and his smile. I’d hear his conversation and his silence…until it was time to sleep. Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless.’
Ocean says when he looked back on his previous girlfriends and the love songs he used to play for them, the lyrics were ‘written in a language’ he did not yet speak.
At the end of the beautiful letter, he gives his thanks to the man he fell in love with, as well as all the other people who knew his story.
He says: ‘I don’t know what happens now, and that’s alrite. I don’t have any secrets I need kept anymore.’
Ocean’s debut studio album Channel Orange will be released on 14 July.
If you would like to read the entire letter, click here.