Frank Ocean Reveals Same-Sex Affair – Shocking Rock Stories of 2012
With rumors swirling after critics invited to a July 3 private listening party for Frank Ocean's then-upcoming album ‘Channel Orange’ noticed lyrics that caused some to question whether he was alluding to his own bisexuality, the singer bravely published a Tumblr post that revealed he had been involved in a same-sex affair when he was 19 years old. "It was my first love," he wrote of the relationship. "It changed my life.”
The revelation was a complicated one, given the hip-hop community's generally negative attitude toward homosexuality. What's more, Odd Future, a group with which he's affiliated, has been criticized for its homophobic lyrics. But Odd Future's Tyler the Creator immediately tweeted a message of support -- a response mirrored by the widespread positive vibes Ocean's revelation has been met with.