On last night’s Jimmy Fallon, openly gay R&B singer Frank Ocean offered up his debut television performance. Ocean chose to sing the song “Bad Religion,” off his new album Channel Orange, a moving song about loving someone who can’t love you back. In it, he intones:
This unrequited love
To me it’s nothing but
A one-man cult
And cyanide in my styrofoam cup
I could never make him love me
Never make him love me
Ocean’s vocals, and his message, are heartbreaking and powerful. And definitely worth a listen.
Could it be dear readers? Could Kanye West or Pharrell Williams be one of the men that Frank Ocean was in love with? O.M.G! Don’t drop your cucumbers now! Frank Ocean recently revealed on Tumblr that he was in love with a 19-year old man in the summer of 2007, when Frank was also 19. Kanye West and Frank Ocean lovers – could it be?
Yes, we know Kanye West and Pharrell Williams weren’t nineteen in the summer of 2007 (sounds like a Bryan Adams song gone wrong), but many pundits and Scientologists believe that this was a cover-up. Could it be? Say it isn’t so! Frank is known as one of Kanye’s protégés and he views Pharrell Williams as his idol. Read more…
I’ve always believed that rap was sort of the final frontier when it comes to homosexuality — that given the culture of misogyny and homophobia so prevalent in rap, it would be an amazing and powerful statement to have a gay emcee go public. And so it is, with Odd Future collective member Frank Ocean, who, this weekend on his blog, recounted the painful memories of his first love, a close male friend:
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 day I’d see him, and his smile. I’d here 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. Keep reading »