Tyler, the Creator also insists he can't be a homophobe because he has 'gay friends'

Tyler, the Creator has revealed that Frank Ocean told him about his sexuality “a long time ago”.

On Tuesday (July 4), Ocean opened up about his sexuality in a lengthy post on his Tumblr page, revealing that his first true love was with a man. Recalling the relationship, he wrote: “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.”

Shortly afterwards, Tyler, the Creator took to Twitter to show support for his Odd Future comrade, saying: “My Big Brother Finally Fucking Did That. Proud Of That Nigga Cause I Know That Shit Is Difficult Or Whatever. Anyway. I’m A Toilet.”

Now Tyler, who has often been accused of homophobia in the past, has confirmed that the news came as no surprise for him. Chatting to a fan on social media website Formspring, he wrote: “hahaha yeah, ive know for a while, he told me a long time ago. it was just funny cause i was getting bashed as a homophobe or whatever and i kept saying dude how am i one? i have gay friends like what the fuck leave me alone haha. yeah thats my nigga tho, shit is hard for him but he did that.”

Last year Tyler, the Creator became embroiled in a public spat with Tegan and Sara after the Canadian indie duo claimed that his lyrics were filled with “homophobic slurs”. Tyler responded by suggesting that the sisters, both of whom are openly gay, might “Need Some Hard Dick”.

Frank Ocean will release his debut solo album, ‘Channel Orange’, on July 16.