Frank Ocean‘s producer Malay has refused to talk about the rapper or his new album ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ during a forthcoming fan Q&A.
Malay – real name James Ho – worked closely with Ocean on the singer’s hugely acclaimed 2012 debut ‘Channel Orange’, co-producing nine of its 17 tracks. He has also been working with Ocean on his new LP.
He is set to participate in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) chat on Monday (August 15) at 2pm Eastern Time (7pm BST).
It will take place on the r/FrankOcean subreddit, but Malay has made clear that he will not discuss the release date or “the production, creation, or anything involving Frank’s new album.”
He also said he would not like to touch on “Frank’s creative process,” as it’s “private to the artist.”
Meanwhile, Ocean’s fans recently speculated that his new album could drop this week, arguing that its delay could have been caused by technical difficulties experienced by Apple. But it has yet to surface.
‘Boys Don’t Cry’, was reportedly due to stream via Apple Music last Friday (August 5). However, it never surfaced and no explanation was given at the time.
Ocean’s album was first expected to be released in July 2015 but when it failed to surface, fans speculated that it would be released in July of this year instead.
However, there has also been speculation that the album could be released in November instead.
Earlier this week, the magazine expected to accompany Ocean’s album appeared to leak online.