R&B singer Frank Ocean, 24, a member of the hip-hop group Odd Future, apparently has come out of the closet. (Odd Future was dropped from a New Zealand music festival last year "after promoters faced pressure from local activists over the group's homophobic lyrics," according to Billboard.)
Early Wednesday Ocean posted on Tumblr:
we’re all a bunch of golden million dollar babies. my hope is that the babies born these days will inherit less of the bullshit than we did. anyhow, what i’m about to post is for anyone who cares to read. it was intended to fill the thank you’s section in my album credits, but with all the rumors going round.. i figured it’d be good to clarify..
Then he posted this account of his first love four years ago - when both were 19-year-old men:
“Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating with the choice. It was my first love, it changed my life," he writes."