Between that one Tumblr post from a couple weeks ago and the release of his excellent channel ORANGE LP, we’ve been hearing a ton about Frank Ocean lately. And in a new interview with The Guardian, Ocean finally speaks about the former event, wherein he more or less came out as either gay or bisexual. Though the full interview won’t be available until Saturday, The Guardian has been generous enough to leak some snippets of the conversation ahead of time. Check out some of those below; read more here.
“I wished at 13 there was somebody I looked up to who would have said something like that, who would have been transparent in that way.”
“I knew that I was writing in a way that people would ask questions. I knew that my star was rising, and I knew that if I waited I would always have somebody that I respected be able to encourage me to wait longer, to not say it till who knows when.”
“People are just afraid of things too much … Sure, evil exists, extremism exists. Somebody could commit a hate crime and hurt me. But they could do the same just because I’m black. They could do the same just because I’m American.”