Frank Ocean: 'I cried the night I came out as gay'

'Channel Orange' singer talks about his Tumblr letter

Frank Ocean: 'I cried the night I came out as gay'

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Frank Ocean has said that he "cried like a fucking baby" the night he came out as gay.

The 'Pyramids' singer revealed that he was motivated to write the post on Tumblr, in which he said he was gay, after he Skyped into a Def Jam 'Channel Orange' listening session and noticed one of the journalists was "very harmlessly" writing a piece about how often he uses male pronouns in songs.

In the interview with GQ, Ocean said: "I was just like, 'Fuck it. Talk about it, don't talk about it. No more mystery. Through with that'. The night I posted it, I cried like a fucking baby."

He continued: "It was like all the frequency just clicked to a change in my head. All the receptors were now receiving a different signal, and I was happy. I hadn't been happy in so long. I've been sad again since, but it's a totally different take on sad. There's just some magic in truth and honesty and openness."

Ocean released 'Channel Orange', which was his debut album, in July of this year, with the LP peaking at Number Two in the UK Official Album Chart. Click below to watch the NSFW video for his track 'Pyramids' from the record. The eight-minute clip cuts between scenes in which Ocean stumbles drunk through a strip club and shots of the singer riding a motorcycle in the desert. The promo concludes with an appearance by John Mayer, who plays the guitar solo on the song.



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