Frank Ocean is featured in GQ’s Men of the Year issue. The Odd Future member discusses why he revealed that his first love was a man and if he considers himself bisexual in his interview. Peep the pics and excerpts from his GQ Q&A below:
He ducks the “Do you consider yourself bis-xual?” question tho. See for yourself:
Many wonder if Frank Ocean’s big reveal about being in a gay relationship at one time was a way to sell records. But Ocean dismissed such talk, telling GQ it was his “brilliant art” that sold records, period.
“Some people said, “He’s saying he fell in love with a guy for hype.” As if that’s the best hype you can get in hip-hop or black music. So I knew that if I was going to say what I said, it had to be in concert with one of the most brilliant pieces of art that has come out in my generation. And that’s what I did. Why can I say that? Why I don’t have to affect all this humility and sh-t is because I worked my A$$ off. I worked my face off. And the part that you love the most is the easiest part for me. So I’ll do it again…
When asked if he was bis-xual, Ocean kindly refused to answer the question. Check out what he says:
“You can move to the next question,” said Ocean. “I’ll respectfully say that life is dynamic and comes along with dynamic experiences, and the same sentiment that I have towards genres of music, I have towards a lot of labels and boxes and sh-t. I’m in this business to be creative—I’ll even diminish it and say to be a content provider. One of the pieces of content that I’m for f-ck sure not giving is Adult Videos videos. I’m not a centerfold. I’m not trying to sell you s-x.”