Frank Ocean is giving away free merchandise to fans who voted in the US midterm elections.
The ‘Blonde’ artist broadcast his eighth Beats 1 radio show, blonded RADIO, earlier today (November 6). Its latest edition, blonded Midterms pt. 1, focused on political discussion as US citizens headed out to vote.
During the show, Ocean said that he would gift fans with free merch if they could prove that they voted. There will be pop-up shops in Houston, Miami, Atlanta, and Dallas – with the locations chosen because of important votes taking place in those cities.
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“Locations were chosen in states to support specific candidates,” a flyer on Ocean’s Tumblr reads (via Dazed). “Stacey Abrams in Georgia, who if elected would be America’s first black female governor, Andrew Gillum in Florida, who would become the states first black governor and Beto O’Rourke who would be the first Democratic Senator in Texas in 24 years.”
“Come out come out wherever you are,” the artist urges fans on the poster. “The largest political group in America is the 42% non-voters.” See the flyer below.
Ocean suggests that fans take along a photo of themselves at the ballot as proof that they voted. It should be noted, however, that taking a photo at a polling station is illegal in Texas, Florida, and Georgia.
Elsewhere on the radio show, Ocean discussed conspiracies such as voter suppression tactics and #PizzaGate. Speaking on the issue of taxes, he said: “I already get taxed quite a bit, and I wouldn’t sweat it if I got taxed more.”
Earlier this year, Frank Ocean said that he had settled the reported legal battle with Travis Scott over the latter’s album ‘Astroworld’.