July 5, 2012 22:02

Frank Ocean's mother calls her son 'the most incredible human I know'

The Odd Future singer recently revealed his first love was a man

Frank Ocean's mother calls her son 'the most incredible human I know'

Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

Frank Ocean's mother has thanked her son's fans who have shown "love and support" after he opened up about his sexuality yesterday (July 4).

Writing on Twitter, Katonya Breaux Riley also called her son "the most incredible human I know". She wrote:



Her message of support followed a post on the Odd Future member's Tumblr which explained that his first love was a man.

The post also led hip hop mogul Russell Simmons to state that he was "profoundly moved by the courage and honesty of Frank Ocean. Your decision to go public about your sexual orientation gives hope and light to so many young people still living in fear."

On Ocean's Tumblr post, he prefaced his statement saying he hopes that "the babies born these days will inherit less of the bullshit than we did".

He wrote: "4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I'd see him, and his smile. Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realised I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating to the women I had been with, the ones I cared for and thought I was in love with."

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