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 publishedTumblr 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.

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