Frank Ocean Opens Up About His Sexuality

Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean is making a brave move. Following rumors about his sexuality, the “Novacane” singer has penned a “coming out” letter, in which he reveals to the world that he is gay.

At a listening session for his Def Jam debut Channel Orange, the 24-year-old raised questions of his sexuality with his lyrics directed towards a man. He addressed the rumors on Tuesday night with a post on his Tumblr page.

“what i’m about to post is for anyone who cares to read,” he wrote. “it was intended to fill the thank you’s section in my album credits, but with all the rumors going round.. i figured it’d be good to clarify.”

The New Orleans native speaks about a relationship he had with a man when he was 19. “It was my first love, it changed my life,” he said.

He only told his secret to a few people at the time. “I don’t have any secrets I need kept anymore,” he continued. “Thanks. To my first love, I’m grateful for you.”

Now that he has come out, he feels liberated. “Maybe it takes a near death experience to feel alive. Thanks. To my mother, you raised me strong. I know I’m only brave because you were first.. so thank you. All of you. For everything good. I feel like a free man. If I listen closely.. I can hear the sky falling too.”

His Odd Future cohort Tyler, the Creator voiced his support. “My Big Brother Finally Fucking Did That,” he tweeted. “Proud Of That Ni**a Cause I Know That Shit Is Difficult Or Whatever.”

His manager Kelly Clancy echoed the sentiments. “ive had a million proud moments in my career…this one falls at the top…”

Read his full letter below.

Frank Ocean Letter



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235 Comments

  1. Cr00ks94

    Frank Ocean makes beautiful music, that’s all I care for.

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    Realist Reply:

    @Cr00ks94, Finally the heavens have open…the gay Gods are looking down on us. It’s surprising yet exhilarating for someone from the hip hop/ r&b culture to finally come to terms with their sexuality and is brave enough to admit to the world. The hip hop culture can be quite ignorant and close minded when it comes to ones sexuality that is anything other than straight. I love his music and this dosen’t change my love for it…i hope that other gay/lesbian rappers follow in his footsteps to end all this animosity towards each other esp in back/latino community… this is 2012. who are we to tare down someone else..let live and be live. Coping Chanel Orange July 7th.

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    Yummy Reply:

    @Realist, thx U!

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    Aaron Reply:

    @Yummy, Yes! July 17th!

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @Realist, Amen and Amen!

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    Virusa Kirkozx Reply:

    @Realist, Amen True

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    F*CK THE NAVI Reply:

    @Cr00ks94,

    EXACTLY. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH WHAT HE LIKES & HOW HE LIKES IT – THERES A CLEAR PROBLEM WITH YOU, NOT FRANK!!! YOU AS A PERSON HAVE CLEAR DOUBTS & NOT CONFIDENT WITH WHAT YOU LIKE. LET HIM DO HIM! HE DON’T GIVE A F*CK, HE COULD HAVE CONFORMED & LIED ABOUT HIS PREFERENCE! BUT HE KEPT IT 100 & SHARED HOW HE REALLY FEELS. HIS THE REALEST OUT THERE!

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    XO till we overdose... Reply:

    @F*CK THE NAVI, man frank don’t need no approval from the public eye. he makes amazing music and he knows that. no matter what his preferences are, his music will always be amazing and that’s what real fans care about!

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    Say word Reply:

    @Cr00ks94, Wow, this is the first time I’ve cried all year. My favorite artist just made a huge decision.

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    Jay85 Reply:

    @Cr00ks94, I agree!

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    Music Reply:

    @Cr00ks94, Word. FRANK OCEAN IS MY NIGGA

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    JesusLoves Reply:

    @Cr00ks94, Jesus Loves yall….but yall need to repent from yall sins….

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    JesusLoves Reply:

    @JesusLoves, what god says is evil people say is good, what people say is good, god says its evil…dont belive me…. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

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    JesusLoves Reply:

    @JesusLoves, and Isaiah 5:20 :)

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    MJ Reply:

    @JesusLoves, and God deals with everyone on a personal level. no one else has been given the right to Judge others. if you truly follow God, then you can sit down and let him be the one who judges.

    Frank makes amazing, real, and powerful music. and if his coming out is so much of a problem to anyone who listened to him before, they were fair weather fans anyway.

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    Ross Reply:

    @JesusLoves, There are plenty of sins that people seem to just sweep under the rug so they can focus on what they think is “worse”

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    Amerikanikaeruhito Reply:

    @Ross, You make a point there. People like to pick and choose, especially if it’s related to someone they like/love/care for.

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    Jay-Me Reply:

    @Cr00ks94, Amen to that. His letter is very touching, being a straight man I can relate to the letter, I’ve had similar relationships with women. I Miss You is a beautiful song & if that kind of raw pain came from a gay man that that’s all that matters.

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    Amerikanikaeruhito Reply:

    @Cr00ks94, I find it funny that people are so “understanding” about this and making allowances for it (though I also agree that it’s not for me to judge him based on his sexuality, especially have close friends who are gay and a best friend who is gay), but take exception to other people merely existing. All these Ciara vs Keri and Nicki M. vs Lil Kim and Beyonce vs the world comments on this site, with people arguing about it like they’re getting paid for it, and yet people turn around and suddenly are sympathetic and understanding. Hmm… I could go on but it’s pointless, I know.

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  2. eres

    everyone else is reporting that he is bisexual? :/

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    Drew Reply:

    @eres, A male can’t be bisexual tbh. If you’re a man who likes dick, you’re gay.

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    A Realist Reply:

    @Drew, You are an idiot.

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    Music Reply:

    @A Realist, honestly. Rap-Up needs a like and dislike system so guys like @Drew can realize how stupid he is

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    MaryJane Reply:

    @Drew, I agree, I would never be with a guy that has been with/in another guy lol

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    @JwalksOnWater Reply:

    @MaryJane, that’s cute for you..but that doesn’t determine what someone else likes.

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @MaryJane, He wasn’t checking for you anyway.

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    Joyams Reply:

    @StarsAreBlind, LOL

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    Lisa Reply:

    @MaryJane, I would. A relationship is between two people, why would it concern you who he has slept with prior to you? As long as he used protection and you know he is “straight” (I am sorry for the poor use of words here, I just didn’t know how else to put it.), there is nothing wrong with that.

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @Drew, He doesn’t “like dick”. He loved a guy. One guy, and was honest enough with himself to admit it. He didn’t mention if he looks at guys in general a different way after. They didn’t even have sex. They both liked girls beforehand. So if a guy likes girls, and realizes that he likes a guy, then what else would that make him?

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    cOMEaTmEbRO Reply:

    @Drew, So does that mean a female can be bi? You can’t determine what he likes no matter if it’s male, female, or both.

    If he likes both then he has the right because it’s something HE choose.

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    Drew Reply:

    @cOMEaTmEbRO, Females fool around all the time and can still end up being straight, find me some men who enjoyed being f*cked by a male and then ended up being straight. It doesn’t happen. And he never even said he was ‘bi’, he said he was with a girl BEFORE he realized his sexual preference. He realized he’s gay and won’t be turning back lol

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    XO till we overdose... Reply:

    @Drew, it’s socially acceptable for girls to fool around with other girls but not for guys to fool around with other guys because of discriminatory people like you.
    guys aren’t allowed to explore their preferences because they’re judged right away by people like you, yet girls can explore all they want. the world would be so much better without prejudice people like you.

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    Sara Reply:

    @cOMEaTmEbRO, It’s completely different for women lol every girl has atleast one ‘female crush’ or a chick they would ‘turn lesbian for’, girls are always perving and checkin’ out other girls. But if a guy has a male crush on another dude, perves, and would literally ‘turn gay for them’ well…. 9/10 they ARE gay, not ‘bi’.

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    DenimJunkieKidd Reply:

    @Sara, Lol you just proved @xo’s point smarts !!

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    cOMEaTmEbRO Reply:

    @Sara, You sound stupid, just like @Drew, What is the difference between two guy’s messing around and two girl’s messing around? NOTHING! THEIR BOTH MESSING WITH THE SAME SEX.

    You can’t speak on somebodies “sexual preference” because you aren’t them! If a girl fools around with another chick but still likes dude’s then what does that make her? Obviously “Bisexual” because she had to be curious in some type of way in order to mess with the same sex. Same factor with Guy’s as well.

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    Paco Reply:

    @Drew, dafuq? yes a man can be bisexual you dumbass. Gay and bisexual are different things

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    Phoenix Wright Reply:

    @Drew, But apparently women can be? Very dumb

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  3. MmmHmm

    IN A PERFECT WORLD HE WOULDNT HAVE TO SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE SEXUALITY WOULD BE A NORM & EVERYONE WOULD JUST LIVE THEIR OWN LIFE, BUT THAT WAS GOOD OF HIM TO SHARE.

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    Ugh Reply:

    @MmmHmm, Word. I bet someone is going to make something negative out of this.

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    MmmHmm Reply:

    @Ugh, you already know, & people already…smh

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    TheOnlyOne Reply:

    @MmmHmm, REAL

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  4. fly guyy

    He is so brave that’s why I love him . He makes music that’s heaven sent

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  5. Daniel

    Still one of the best R&B artists of our generation.
    I’m fine with it

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    Ivy Reply:

    @Daniel, *co-sing

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    Jay Reply:

    @Ivy, Lol he’s not one of the best?…hes good…but of our generation?…seriously?…You need to listen to Tyrese, R-Kelly, Tank etc….They are the arguably the “best” RnB artists

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    W. Rose Reply:

    @Jay, Tyrese, R-Kelly, and Tank are great, however they aren’t our generation of R&B singers. I think that’s what the person is trying to say.

    Our R&B singers would be people like Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Frank Ocean, etc. I’m not saying those men are any better or worse then the ones you mentioned, it’s just that those are our generation of R&B singers.

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    Nina Reply:

    @Jay, I agree, especially in terms of vocal talent. Just because artists like Tank are a little older, I wouldn’t refer to them as the ‘past generation’.

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    Jay Reply:

    @Nina, Exactly! I never get how people say The Weeknd and Frank are “bringing back RnB”…They are good but Its still here and always has been!

    Nice to see an actual decent discussion instead of just plain arguing haha

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    Nina Reply:

    @Jay, Lol yeh, that doesn’t happen much on this site! I mean I love listening to Frank/The Weeknd/Miguel/etc, but when there are R&B artists like D’Angelo still doing their thing, it’s really annoying when today’s generation completely dismiss them. Jay-Z, for example, has been making songs for so long, but he’s still current & no one would dare to say otherwise.

  6. Shaunie

    Im very proud of him. and hope we all continue to support him for what we know him for…his music

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  7. Mimi90

    love this man, he has so much talent

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  8. Cecily

    I listen to male music and I can’t relate 100% to every experience. It’s about the general feel. I can relate to the pain in Frank’s music, the heartbreak, the love, the feeling of loneliness and disconnectedness, the nostalgia, the memories…

    For every guy who is like “nah I can’t get into this no more…knowing he is singing about a guy”…um…so should I exclusively listen to music made by white females in their 20s?

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  9. boom boom

    It does not matter! I am a huge fan of him! And that will not make me change anythhing in regards of how much I admire him! As a matter of fact, this just made me get even more respect for him, since he actually was brave enough to do this!

    I love you Frank!

    People, go get that Channel Orange album when it drops!

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  10. A Realist

    Very brave. Kudos to him. I wish him the best.

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  11. Jesper

    Brave man. He gots guts. Bravo

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  12. Kellz

    I agree with Drew!

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  13. #RihannaNavi

    I knew Frank Ocean liked it up the butt.

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    Ughh Reply:

    @#RihannaNavi, bitch you making us navi fans look bad get your ass out of here. so if he does, do you have make your comment so fricking loose ughh.

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    #RihannaNAVi Reply:

    @Ughh, Just shut the fuck up, act like my comment is invisible & move on cunt.

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    @JwalksOnWater Reply:

    @#RihannaNavi, and RIHtard likes it up every hole she has in that crackhead body.. focus on that

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    MEEET Reply:

    @@JwalksOnWater, LMAO!!!!!!

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    maya Reply:

    @@JwalksOnWater, LMFAO omg I can’t!

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    SMH at your life Reply:

    @@JwalksOnWater, YAAASSSSSS you read that hoe!!!

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    #RihannaNAVi Reply:

    @SMH at your life, Shut your dumb ass up because you don’t know Rihanna as a person. Only as an artist so don’t get it twisted. You don’t know what goes on in her personal life so for you to agree with that imbecile @JwalksOnWater makes you look like a sheep. How would you know how many guys she’s fck’d?

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    SMH at your life Reply:

    @#RihannaNAVi, And neither do you! so how can u defend her? And I was calling YOU a hoe not rihanna. Sit.

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    #RihannaNavi Reply:

    @SMH at your life, But I didn’t say I know her personally did I?? I’m not the one who judged her. And Im defending her because I Stan for her obviously. That’s one of the main roles of being a fan.

    And there you go calling people names over the Internet when you dont know anyhting about them -_- you do realise it makes you look like an idiot?

    UGHH Reply:

    @#RihannaNAVi, and you do bitch bye.

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    #RihannaNavi Reply:

    @UGHH, Ahh fuck off man. IDHTFT.

    #RihannaNAVi Reply:

    @@JwalksOnWater, Oh You must be her pussy then. Nice to meet you.

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    Fa Reply:

    @#RihannaNAVi, Rihanna? whos that guy anyway? He cant even sing. He sounds like Tyra from Ru Pauls Drag Race! LMAO

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    #RihannaNAVi Reply:

    @Fa, No just, no.

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  14. Lisa

    I did not see it coming, but it must be a great feeling for him not having to hid anymore. He is an amazing artist and I am looking forward to hearing his album.

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Lisa, hide*.

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  15. Domico

    YASSSSSSSSSSSS! i’m so proud of him. for sure buying the album NOW!!!!

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  16. FOTO

    “I believe that marriage isn’t,
    between a man and woman, but between love and love” :O

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    maya Reply:

    @FOTO, This line was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard the news.

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    Trace Reply:

    @FOTO, True, but a lot of open-minded heterosexual people believe and express they same thing all the time.

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  17. TT

    Good for him.
    A lot of these comments are positive, which i did not expect, which is GOOD!! :)

    Its cute he said orange reminds him of his first summer love

    Anywho i hope he uses less of that annoying autotune on this album than he did on his mixtape.

    #teamFrank #teamOcean #teamSwimGood

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  18. boom boom

    @Drew, you’re such an ignorant fuck! The dude might like the pussy too. That’s what would make him BI you dumb ignorant fuck.

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  19. yay

    omg i am gonna marry that bitch now. just call me mr. ocean pt. 2!

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  20. imgay2

    no fukin way, wow im so stocked

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  21. Is this Life?

    Good for him. I respect Frank not only for his music, but also, because regardless of his preference he has never used sexuality to sell records or gain fans. He is a true artist and a brave one at that. Kudos!

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  22. jmb

    I’m so GODDAMN proud of him… He makes it easier for all us gays, sexual preference should never matter. Unfortunatly it does but I hope that he paves a path to more people in this industry..

    Go Frank!!
    PS, I DO wanna marry you now though…

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  23. Sharp Tongue

    You go head Frank :).

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  24. hujighuhgy

    PROUD! Its good that he got this out. But I bet someone is going to make negative out of this.. -.-

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    Lisa Reply:

    @hujighuhgy, someone will. But Frank Ocean made a huge step in the right direction by being open about his sexuality at such an early stage in his career. This has done him and the world more positive, than it ever will negative.

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  25. Benny B

    Hes giving me so much LIFE!
    So inspirational.

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    MEEET Reply:

    @Benny B, yea I know me too

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  26. TheOnlyOne

    *goes and buys his album*

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    maya Reply:

    @TheOnlyOne, you might want to wait until the 17th.

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  27. :)

    He’s bi but either way I’m really happy for him and it won’t affect my views on his music at all. :)

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  28. tony

    Pleasently surprised by all this support

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  29. Rap*LovesJesus

    Good for him but hmmmm.

    God put us on this earth to reproduce and not put it in any kind of holes we want.

    At the end of the day, im not without sin, so what do i know. Let God decide once they meet.

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Rap*LovesJesus, if we’re put on this earth to reproduce, how do you explain infertility?

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    Rap*LovesJesus Reply:

    @Lisa,

    Those people have a diffrent purpose, they have to find out.

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    Music Reply:

    @Rap*LovesJesus, i hate to be a douche or anything. but its all science. Believe and pray in Jesus, as i do, but don’t take in religion.

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Rap*LovesJesus, I think that was much too easy of an answer. I could have came up with that myself… I asked that question, so that you could put things in perspective. It does not make sense. Your religion is teaching people to live a lie. To choose being unhappy and dishonest over being happy and honest. I know that you don’t mean harm by it, but I don’t believe your God or any God for that matter would send out such a contradictional and hateful message.

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    REALTALK Reply:

    @Lisa, I ask that question a lot! A man and woman was put here on this earth to reproduce, okay??? What about the men and woman who can’t reproduce? They have to go through the same process LGBT community has to go through; for example, adoption, and/or have someone else have a baby for them.

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  30. A--

    he cant sing!

    thats all.

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  31. DJInVincible74

    Kudos to Frank for being brave and honest. I hope he has a long-lasting successful career.

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  32. Julian

    Why does this even matter?

    Like seriously?

    Anyways kudos to him i guess i just don’t see how this affects me or anyone else for that matter

    Oh well

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  33. A$AP Richie

    i thought he was bi? :S

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    :) Reply:

    @A$AP Richie, He is :) Rap-up messed up :p

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  34. AzBanks

    fvck me, theres hope :)

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  35. Lisa

    Watch his records sells go through the roof.Just ask Modanna,Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj.The gay fans have will have you set for life.

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  36. Jordan Gabriel

    I couldn’t respect this guy more. It’s funny how his letter will speak to all of us gay people because I think we all experienced the very same thing. So proud.

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    MJ Reply:

    @Jordan Gabriel, I know I have. this almost reflected my experience. ALMOST

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    Jordan Gabriel Reply:

    @MJ, same here man. I was moved.

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  37. Raven

    OK

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  38. Dragon

    Happy 4th July This is 2012 not 1220 Happy for Frank Ocean :)

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  39. IMU

    Good for him.So who took his virginity? Idont think it will be hard to tell us. But anyway Frank you have a soldier heart and spirit to come out.
    That’s make me more respect you as aman and a singer. God bless you. Amin.

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  40. IMU

    Good for you. You have a soldier heart and spirit, For that I respect you more as a man and singer. May god bless you.
    So who’s next??.

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    Ivy Reply:

    @IMU, Drake, Trey songz, Miguel and Neyo.

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  41. Keisha

    Look at all the gays talking about there going to buy his album now.What about before?Don’t buy his album just because he’s gay.

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    MJ Reply:

    @Keisha, I know I was already gonna buy it because of Nostalgia, Ultra. what more reason to have than that?

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  42. smh

    I still love you Frank! Can’t wait to buy channel orange!!!

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  43. Drew

    Congrats to Frank to being so brave. So many people in the industry probably told him to keep that on the low. Continue to make dope tracks

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  44. AAA

    This was very bold, lol and u think coming out to your parents is scary, this is another level, but The music is amazing so no one can argue with that, really proud of him…he not only did it for himself he did it for us in his position

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  45. james

    @eres your just dumb and more DUMB! he attacked to dudes which makes him gay but he attracted to girls too which makes him straight…. so when you attracted to both what do you call it?? i knw the word just cant think bout it.. on the tip of my tongue..oh yea BISEXUAL DUMBASS !

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  46. james

    @Drew you shouldn’t even leave comments… if he attracted to both he’s bisexual ! DUMBASS

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  47. DrakeTakeCare

    it doesn’t matter to me if he’s gay or not…
    he makes AMAZING music…
    channel orange can’t wait!

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  48. Miles

    I think there is no such thing as a Bi man. Either your gay or straight. but i’m a straight man, and i’mma still support Frank music and career. he is one of the best r&b artist out right now.

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    Joyams Reply:

    @Miles, and how could u possibly know

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  49. T

    amazing!

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  50. me

    Wow, totally unexpected! Kudos to him, that’s a brave move, especially in the hip-hop community!

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  51. Nymo

    Amazing!

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  52. keew

    I hope that his career doesnt get blackballed before it even begins…

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    umm Reply:

    @keew, he already did joints wit jay & yeezy his career is here to stay!!!

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    AAA Reply:

    @umm, That means nothing

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  53. therealest

    an amazing artist, an amazing vocalist. it’s 2012, it’s not a big deal. at all. WE LOVE YOU FRANK!!! SOO MUCH!!!

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  54. Bxgirl

    Was planning on buying his album regardless of his sexuality. That’s his business and not sure it makes a difference regarding his talent. Only thing that strikes me odd is his associaion with Tyler. Either way, keep making good music and I will continue to support.

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  55. Miszi

    As long as his lyrics don’t change (as in they could refer to any gender not another guy specifically) then I guess whatever.

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  56. bijan

    good for him, it must be hard

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  57. maya

    I’m glad he came out. I was concerned if OF was going to still treat him the same & it’s nice to know Tyler gives him full support!

    As long as his music remains great then I will continue to like him as an artist.

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  58. jasz

    People who say they won’t listen to his music after this is stupid! Who cares if he is gay this man makes amazing music. I am proud of him and will continue to support him.

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  59. Marc

    I knew he was, and I knew he would…what an inspiring man. He’s going to be huge

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  60. Team shady

    Gud for u ocean.n now that the foundation is layed i hope lil wayne will come out 2

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  61. V.I.C.

    I am happy he told the truth. No matter what… any human’s heart weighs more than just one aspect of their whole character. I hope he continues making excellent music and continuing to inspire other black males to be honest with themselves.

    The music industry has a lot of people hiding. Be yourself! The greatest love of all is to be honest with yourself!

    XOXO

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  62. An0thrDream

    Frank Ocean is a solider, straight up- I see him as a Hero an one day he’ll go down in history as one. I’m an even bigger and more proud fan of his now- cannot wait to buy the album!

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  63. Schizo

    As a lesbian he just did the hardest thing to do

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  64. @MrKalebBlake

    Frank Ocean has made such a monumental step for America and each and every person conveying their support for him on this post is a crucial part of that. We should all be proud. We should be proud of Frank Ocean for his bravery. We should be proud of ourselves for we have finally reached a time where love conquers ignorance.

    So proud to be an American on this Independence Day!

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  65. RealIssh

    The way he writes is so beautiful . Whether its a song or his life story .

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  66. Miles

    I’mma a straight male. I’m still a fan and will still be buying channel Orange

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  67. Miles

    Trey Songz and Lil Wayne is next

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  68. Ice

    I respect him for this.

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  69. dodo

    much respect frank.

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  70. Anonymous

    Im sorry maybe I get to play the lone soldier but as a guy I’ll find it really hard to listen to his music (love songs) when I know his intentions are directed towards another man. Especially when he’s boldly using male pronouns. I’m glad he doesn’t have to wear the burden anymore. But it does matter to me and on a personal note it conflicts heavily with my own beliefs. Just keeping it real.

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    Ivy Reply:

    @Anonymous, well move on to the next. don’t like don’t listen…simple.

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    SMH at your life Reply:

    @Anonymous, Love is love. Period. Just because he is talking about a guy in his OWN experience doesnt mean you cant relate it to something in your life. If you’ve ever listened to his song Voodoo, you’d know that song is talking about a man and woman getting married. I bet if he never said anything you’d wouldnt have either and you would have kept listening to his music.

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    Amerikanikaeruhito Reply:

    @Anonymous, Well-put opinion.

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  71. Lisa

    I’m so proud of him and this is a brave move. I hope this doesn’t blacklist him, because he’s responsible for some great songs for Brandy and Beyonce and great collabos and his music is amazing as well.

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  72. GooGle

    I was never a fan but now I’m definitly aint listen to his music.
    I Keep my opinion about gay people to myself but i will not support gay people

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    umm Reply:

    @GooGle, yea ur probably a low life that lives off my gay taxes!!!! Lol

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    XO till we overdose... Reply:

    @GooGle, soooo……. you keep your opinion about gay people to yourself, and right after, you say you don’t support gay people…………
    are you stupid or just on a lifelong journey to write comments that contradict yourself?

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    Virusa Kirkozx Reply:

    @GooGle, that is a Stuipd comment that u said

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    MJ Reply:

    @GooGle, yeah. nice job saying and doing the opposite.

    go look up contradiction in the dictionary

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  73. Lauren

    Frank, I love you! When I initially heard this rumor, I thought…hell, doesn’t he sing a lot of songs from the female perspective anyway? Y’all are probably taking it the wrong way. When I listen to “Novacane,” “Swim Good” and “Songs for Women” from now on, they’ll still be the banging songs they were before this revelation. Oh, and I’m STILL buying channel Orange!

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  74. gimics

    album

    push

    media trying to sell him
    really good

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  75. OFWGKTA

    What I got from his letter wasn’t that he was gay. but that at some point in his life he was confused about his sexuality, and he speaks about that expierence on his new album. And he wants to be honest about the experience instead of hiding it. In the letter he never actually said he did anything sexual with the gay. He said that he fell in love with a dude and when he opened up about it he found out the dude had a girlfriend. And he considers heartbreaking just like he would with a girl. Basically what i’m saying is that he was saying that he is bi/or confused. He likes woman but that one guy still counts as someone he felt the same/or greater feelings for. I’m straight and i’m still buying though

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  76. CAN REAL RnB PLEASE STAND UP

    idk why i think that the person he is talkin about in the letter is someone from ODD FUTURE.(Tyler The Creator)…i just got a weird vibe when i read that

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    ewio Reply:

    @CAN REAL RnB PLEASE STAND UP, weird vibe based on what. did you grow up with him. do you know who he knows. what vibe are you talking. how could you possibly get a vibe about someone’s life you dont even know based on a letter. you’re making shit up in your head and that’s that.

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    CAN REAL RnB PLEASE STAND UP Reply:

    @ewio, im just saying.i think its a theory…and i said someone from odd future..and how many are in Odd future again..not just tyler…READ BETWEEN THE LINES HOE

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    Miles Reply:

    @CAN REAL RnB PLEASE STAND UP, Plus Frank Ocean is the oldest member of OF. No one in the group is the same age as him like he said the guy was

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    MJ Reply:

    @CAN REAL RnB PLEASE STAND UP, umm, Frank Ocean is 24. Tyler is 21. in the blog Frank said he and the other boy were the SAME AGE when they were together

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  77. Idgaf

    With all the homosexual slurs Tyler has used, I’m surprised he supports.

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    Nina Reply:

    @Idgaf, lol was thinking the same thing! Much respect to Frank though.

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  78. Um.Well.Sure

    I wish people would understand bisexuality is not about who you have sex with, but who you fall in LOVE with and who you’re ATTRACTED to. As a bi man, I think it’s very courageous of him to break the stereotype of men can’t be part of the LGBT community in hip-hop. Also, to the people saying “if a man has sex with a man, he’s gay”, that is ridiculous. You can have sex with a bean bag chair, that doesn’t make you a beanbagchair-sexual. It all depends who you can see yourself being in a relationship with. A straight women can bang a chick to get her rocks off, but she’s still going to be thinking about d**k in the morning.

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    Deidre Reply:

    @Um.Well.Sure, THANK YOU.

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  79. ayee

    ooohh fawk! now i gotta delete all his music and clean my hdd!

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    Phoenix Wright Reply:

    @ayee, Yeah be basic. He doesn’t need fans like you.

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    REALTALK Reply:

    @Phoenix Wright, U might as well delete your whole ipod, through out your movies, your clothes, or any other products as well. F.Y.I. I think 99.9% of the things you use was somewhat made by someone who is LGBT.. DUMBASS!

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    REALTALK Reply:

    @Phoenix Wright, U might as well delete all your music, throwout your movies, your clothes, or any other products as well. F.Y.I. I think 99.9% of the things you use was somewhat made by someone who is LGBT.. DUMBASS!

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  80. je12

    Kudos to Frank Ocean for being brave enough to come out..but it is 2012..who isn’t gay? What people feel to realise is there is many people in the industry who is gay but aren’t brave enough to come out to the world..so before you judge him,lets salute him for at least having courage..Miguel and Drake need to be next..not saying nothing is wrong with being gay but people just need to be honest with who they are!!!

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  81. mal

    So happy for him!! He illustrates talent and bravery!!!

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  82. Jay

    This whole things pretty interesting for Black Culture/Music which while some people say there isnt…There obviously is. I wonder if I rapper would get the same reception as Frank if they came out

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  83. Joyams

    Proud of him. It’s good that someone in urban culture finally did it.

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  84. Virusa Kirkozx

    pround of him & he does makes good music

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  85. JesusLoves

    What god says is evil people say is good, what people say is good god says its evil…dont belive me…. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

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    JesusLoves Reply:

    @JesusLoves, and Isaiah 5:20 :)….not an opinion but a FACT! :)

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    Virusa Kirkozx Reply:

    @JesusLoves, What the F*** Hell

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    DFG Reply:

    @Virusa Kirkozx, What r u talkin about…..@JesuseLoves is right Preach!!!…

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    MJ Reply:

    @DFG, so if you’re not a fan of him nor care for his personal life, then leave him alone and let him live his life and go and live yours. I doubt you even listened to his music prior to this which makes your crap. NULL AND VOID

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    Xavier Reply:

    @JesusLoves, The Bible also says, “Judge not lest ye be judged.” Matthew 7:1

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    JesusLoves Reply:

    @Xavier, True, but whats your definition of judge… saying somthings right or wrong because god says its right or wrong is NOT judging…saying “oh he’s gay so he must be a mean person or someing” IS judging… am i judging when i say the bible says it a sin to murder? No.. the same with what god says about being gay.. its not judging when the bible says its a sin. Definition of judging- To form an opinion or conclusion about. The bible isn’t a form of opinons but facts with true conlusion to are obedience and disobedince….but it’s never 2 late to be a true follower of god.. idk if anyone of us what to risk going to heaven over a sin that we love to do or think it’s ok to do,cause what your saying is that your right and gods wrong… :)

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    Amerikanikaeruhito Reply:

    @JesusLoves, True. People think they’re above God so that’s why they feel free to make whatever allowances suit their situations, etc. What bothers me about this is Odd Future themselves. It’s very disappointing that this is the direction people are going in, with so much hatred towards women and self-hatred towards one’s own race. So how am I supposed to turn around and commend one of their members (I don’t care if it’s not him saying those things; he’s connected to them since they are friends and therefore it’s at least a non-verbal co-sign) for coming out??? They say/act like it’s no big deal but it’s so self-(as in the race itself) destructive and damaging not just to them but to US. So ridiculous how in these comments I’ve seen people rip women to shreds arguing/insulting strangers (both commenter and celebrities) or making racist comments, but in this situation they’re miraculously generous. It’s a funny world we live in.

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    JesusLoves Reply:

    @Xavier, true but whats your definition of judge? because saying something is a sin because god says its a sin is Not judging… saying “oh hes gay so he must be a bad person or something” IS judging.. am i judging when i say the bible says its a sin to murder No…so its the same way when i say that being gay is a sin because god said it is… the definition of judging- To form an opinion or conclusion about. The bible is not an opinion but a fact with true conclusions to r obedience and disobedience..

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    JesusLoves Reply:

    @Xavier, whats your definition of Judging though???

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    JesusLoves Reply:

    @JesusLoves, the definition of judging- To form an opinion or conclusion about. The bible is not an opinion but a fact with true conclusions to r obedience and disobedience..

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    J.L.U. Reply:

    @JesusLoves, sorry im tring 2 write more about the subject but Rapup keeps erasing my comments…

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    J.L.U. Reply:

    @J.L.U., because saying something is a sin because god says its a sin is Not judging… saying “oh hes gay so he must be a bad person or something” IS judging.. am i judging when i say the bible says its a sin to murder No…so its the same way when i say that being gay is a sin because god said it is…

    cOMEaTmEbRO Reply:

    @J.L.U., But if your not judging him, then what was your point of leaving the comment in the 1st place?

    Obviously you meant something behind that quote you left, were you trying to call his actions “evil” or were you trying to state “Right” from “Wrong”? Because i’m pretty damn sure everybody knows what’s right and what’s wrong.

    Miles Reply:

    @JesusLoves, Who’s to say everything in the bible is right. I believe in God, and Jesus. But it is also a fact that for the past 600 years churches have been corrupt. There was a time when only Priest were aloud to read the bible and regular folk were not. For all we know these high church officials could have changed the bible to what they wanted. i could be wrong but either way i hate when people quote the bible like they are saints.
    The Bible says that Tattoos are a sin
    The Bible says that Sex Before Mirage is a sin
    The Bible says Gossip is a sin
    technically if you are on this site u are commiting a sin

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    J.L.U. Reply:

    @Miles, Well y do u believe in jesus…the bible is the only book that talks about the true and living jesus christ… u believe what the bible says about jesus but not what it says about right or wrong? :)

    J.L.U. Reply:

    @Miles, people like to nitpick from the bible what they like and what they dont like.. and i dont think anyone of us whats to risk not going to heaven because of a sin that we love 2 do or THINK is right. :)

    MJ Reply:

    @Miles, thank you

    Miles Reply:

    @J.L.U. I never said i don’t believe in everything that is in the bible. I do believe that the bible is part of God’s word. But i do not believe in everything that is in the Bible. Do research. Churches back in the day was just as(or more) corrupt as todays Government. I honestly believe that somewhere down the line some corrupt church members changed words of God to their liking. At one point Slave Masters used the Bible to justify slavery. I’m not saying that the bible is wrong. what i’m saying is that I don’t know what is right, and what is wrong. so i just don’t listen to anything in the bible and follow my own beliefs on whats right and whats wrong. but I still love God

  86. JayAra

    we still got same love for frank ocean it takes brave to come out in the hip hop world becuz ppl who r gay in hip hop world wud not say there gay becuz they feel there records wont sell or be looked down opon , now that he open a huge doors for others to walk through, all this division of clicks i blame ignorant ppl who cant except different lifes…

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  87. TheDreamer

    That’s brave of him for coming out in a beautifully written letter.
    Can’t wait to hear the album, he makes great music.

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  88. J.L.U.

    @Xavier, am i judging when i say the “holy book” says its a sin to murder NO…so its the same way with being gay…

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  89. shaka ponk

    I don t see where god said that men are on earth to reproduce. That s not the truth. He even said that a man can be single if he doesn t wan t to be married.

    I don t understand why people say that is brave to reveal a kind of sexuality.

    Some people don t wanna reveal their sexuality : because it s a lot of problems and negativity that comes with a coming out.

    So i beleive that not to say is not coward on the other hand.

    Everyone is free to reveal or not : we can t judge.

    And to all God people : to judge is clearly an sin.

    U can have an opinion, and truely beleive in it, but to judge and reject someone that has been create by god is clearly a sin.

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    J.L.U. Reply:

    @shaka ponk, the definition of judging- To form an opinion or conclusion about. The bible is not an opinion but a fact with true conclusions to r obedience and disobedience..

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    MJ Reply:

    @J.L.U., technically, you are. because regardless of whether it is in the bible or not, you will look at him from this day forward as someone unworthy of love or respect because of his sexuality. and Miles was right about history. History has taught us that the Bible has been changed many times over. to reject this knowledge is to truly live in ignorance. the bible has many contradictory writings but one remains clear. God created and loves ALL of his children. so drop it

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    J.L.U. Reply:

    @MJ, what u just said is judging me and my character no i want look at he as if his unworthy of love or respect and the bible does not tech that at all give love and respect to everyone weather they diserve it or not. people say the exact opposite u have to earn there love and respect… lond story short the bible is right in every way possible no matter who comes a long and says otherwise..GOD is LOVE

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    J.L.U. Reply:

    @J.L.U., i mean i won’t look …sorry :)

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    J.L.U. Reply:

    @J.L.U., @MJ, what u just said is judging me and my character no i won’t look at him as if he’s not worthy of love or respect and the bible does not teach that at all give love and respect to everyone weather they diserve it or not. people say the exact opposite u have to earn there love and respect… long story short the bible is right in every way possible no matter who comes a long and says otherwise..GOD is LOVE

    Jordan Gabriel Reply:

    @J.L.U., I don’t believe in God. I don’t believe in the Bible. Since all your comments are based on it, we’re gonna have to agree to disagree. End of.

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    J.L.U. Reply:

    @shaka ponk, am i judging when i say that god says that murder is a sin…no the same applies to gay being a sin its not judging!:)

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    shaka ponk Reply:

    @J.L.U., to judge is clearly a sin, i repeat it. You can’t deny it. Look at yourself and u will know if you re judging or not. It s not me to tell you.

    What i wanted to say it s that you can repeat what god said, it s not judging, its not a sin. Now read me again : as i said ” to judge and reject someone who has been created by god is truely a sin “. That s it.

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    J.L.U. Reply:

    @shaka ponk, people people u guys need take a good hard read at your bibles if you dont like to read theres audio version of the bible on the web or go 2 church the things all yall r concerned about r in it…. im not judging this mans heart thats Gods job… what im talkin about is an act of the flesh being wrong like what the bible clearly talks about… im not rejecting this guy in any way im rejecting a practice and a way of life that is clearly wrong according to the bible…

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    J.L.U. Reply:

    @J.L.U., sayin somethings right or wrong because GOD says its right or wrong is in no way judging!!!… the thing is people have their own ideas of right and wrong but if in conflict with Gods believes your always going to be wrong his always going to be right… point blank period no buts or ands about it no matter how hard u try to justify the act or situation.. The truth is hard to swallow i know i’ve truly been there it aint easy!

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  90. joey

    i am not gay, but i will say this. what he wrote was beautiful. and i respect him more now than i ever could. he has a very bright future ahead of him

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  91. Hugh

    Congrats on your courage

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  92. randy davis

    ion think that he is gay …..if he is oh well yall act like yall havent seen a gay person

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  93. whitechocolate

    oh my god who fucking cares. glad he can be open about his way of life. but it’s 2012. nobody cares about sexuality unless you’re afraid of what you can’t speak of. anybody over 30 i feel lives with a different outlook on this. there is much more acceptance in this modern world. sexuality doesn’t define.

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  94. ayyeee

    Frank Ocean is my nigga and he tallented allround but i feel weird singing along to “Thinking About you” cuz now i know who he was thinking about lol

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    T Reply:

    @ayyeee, its only about what you’re thinking about…

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    MJ Reply:

    @ayyeee, before he came out, I didn’t even think about what he was thinking about. I assumed that he was straight. but when I listened to his songs, I was thinking the person whom I have felt about.

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  95. Marc

    Truth is it has already been said by people like Nas & Fat Joe that there are undercover dudes that even they know about. So if this changes your view on the music…well guess what you’ve been watching movies and listening to songs by “gay” people your whole life, you just don’t know it. And so did your parents and their parents. Gay people been around forever, they just been lying about they feelings.

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  96. jsonic3

    yes!!! I love him! for a r&b singer to come out is awesome. he got a voice and it will be heard. go frank yu my Nikka and u will keep geting yurt songs Cu’s th bringing back the true R&b back. beyonce lost it but yu got that in lock

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  97. LevelNexter

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  98. rickeyb9

    yay! maybe this will encourage more people to come out the closet. but i would have never thought the frank ocean was gay

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  99. TRA

    Frank Ocean is a great music artist, and a great R&B singer. Frank Ocean is a very, talented music artist. I give Frank Ocean major props for coming out and admitting that he is bisexual. I could care less about Frank Ocean’s sexual preference, as long as the music is great, this is coming from an unbiased music fan like myself who is a christian and believes in marriage between a man and a woman. If Frank Ocean wants to continue living the bi-sexual lifestyle, that is his own business. There are probably several rappers and singers in the Hip Hop/R&B community who are either gay, lesbian, or bisexual, and scared to come out because they feel they are going to lose all their street credit. I would never discriminate against anyone based on their preferences. I am looking forward to Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange Album, this is going to be one of the best music albums of the year.

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  100. cape-dutch

    frank is a great musician hes sexuality has fokol to do with his talent.but am still happy for him,must of eaten him inside how he was going to tell the world.but he did it and he accepts himself.and thats all that matters.love you first

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  101. Amerikanikaeruhito

    Only one word comes to mind: “irony”. On so many levels.

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  102. adams

    He does good music and that is what i’m interested in.. his sexuality? not my problem!

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  103. Ryan

    God pls forgive him. Hope he changes and become a better man cuz being gay isn’t taking him to heaven!

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  104. Ryan

    God should forgive him. Hope he changes cuz he won’t make it to heaven if he continues!

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    Frankie Reply:

    @Ryan, You sound ALL KINDS OF FOOLISH. Sit down somewhere with that damn bigotry.

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    Ryan Reply:

    @Frankie, shut up you illitrate!! You can’t even speak english…smh. Are you a fag or what? If you like Keep hiding the truth and supporting him….

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  105. Ewan

    Y’all are pathetic. All of Nicki Minaj’s dick and she’s bisexual but it’s a crime for Frank to be? Basic asses.

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  106. thesummrxo

    Hey everyone this is completely random but what font did he type his letter in.?

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    Miguel Reply:

    @thesummrxo, the font Frank Ocean uses is Orator Standard

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  107. Prasad

    cupcake8million Posted on congrats- your lviing my dream since you won’t see your family/ friends for a long tie you could go cheesy- wish you were here or on the trail again or Where in the world is (your name)? Best of luck!

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  108. elle

    whats the name of the lettertype

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  109. BKBelle

    I find it laughable that anyone would think that it was a publicity stunt. Even though he doesn’t rap, he is still involved in the hip-hop community, which is NOTORIOUS for its homophobia. His coming out was actually one of the bravest things he could ever do, and I applaud him for that.

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