Frank Ocean is a very influencing figure since the Motown era. He has been an inspiration for various reasons. His impact in his genre is so great that no R&B act has created such an impact. Not only this his contribution to music is extraordinary. He helped build a way for various upcoming artists and influenced them to live by the truth.
Frank came first to the light in 2010, because of his work with hip-hop collective Odd Future. He made it to the top of R&B with his debut mixtape Nostalgia.
The Pyramid vocalist signed an agreement with Def Jam Recordings before the release of the mixtape. He dropped his first album Channel Orange in July 2012 under the New York based record label.
Frank Ocean Is Openly Gay
In June 2012 Frank Ocean revealed himself as a gay man. This happened during the Orange’s pre-release party. Many people speculated that the lyrics of the song is one of the ways by which Frank was trying to convey his true self. And with his revelation the speculations came out to be true.
Frank shared a text on Tumblr, expressing himself and opening about his feelings for a person of the same sex. He wrote:
4 summer ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Every day almost… Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping.
The Novacane hitmaker singer was facing a lot of confusion about his sexuality and was searching for an explanation for being gay for a long time.
Frank had a lot of support from his team when he decided to come out as a gay man. Everyone respected his decision. His former group team leader Tyler showed his support and admired him for his courage. His current label Def Jam also showed great support for the bravery he has shown.
Frank Ocean Dating History And Boyfriend
After he revealed himself to the public, the audience was expecting Frank to make his personal and dating life more public. But he maintained the dignity of his personal life. For seven years he struggled and rebelled and he made music the only medium to express himself and the only medium between his boyfriend and the fans.
Recently in 2019, Frank brought his dating life to the public. During an interview when he was asked about the dating apps, he revealed that he has been in a relationship for over three years now. he calmly talked about his relationship on camera without taking the or revealing the name of his boyfriend.
In 2016, he wrote a poem titled Boyfriend where he wrote about his inspiration with great enthusiasm. This poem reflected the same subject which he talked about in the interview three years later.
Frank Ocean Bio: Age, Early Life, Family
Frank Ocean was born in October 1987 and is thirty one years old now. He is a native of Long Beach California but he spent most of his years in New Orleans, Louisiana. He moved to the West Coast after the devastating Hurricane Katrina in the year 2005.
Frank is one of the most talented singers of all time. The no Church in the wild hitmaker has two siblings. He has an elder sister Ashley Ellison and a half brother Ryan Bureaux.
His mother raised him as a single-parent and is an independent women as well. She is the founder of Unsun Cosmetics. When Frank was six years old, his father Calvin Edward Cooksey abandoned his family.
Frank Ocean Legal Row With His Father
In the year 2016, Frank shared a homophobic incident which he faced as a child on Tumblr. He accused his dad of calling a transgender waitress as fa**ot.
Frank’s dad denied the accusation and Calvin sued him for damaging his career in film and music. This happened in the year February 2017. For the damages which was caused to his reputation he sought $14.5 million.
Later in the same year during October, Frank won the case in the court and defeated his father as his father failed to claim enough proofs for the claims. The federal judge at the California court gave the decision in Frank’s Favor.