Frank Ocean Says His Collab With Nas Was Lost Due To A Technical Issue

Frank Ocean speaks to the New York Times about his collaboration with Nas, "Channel Orange," and more.

There’s a good chance that the much talked about collaboration between singer Frank Ocean and Nas may never see the light of day thanks to a mere technical mishap. Ocean revealed the unfortunate news of the doomed track, which was to be titled “No Such Thing As White Jesus,” during his interview with the New York Times.

Despite “No Such Thing As White Jesus” being possibly lost forever, Ocean did give readers a small sample of the song as he recited a portion of the song’s lyrics to the New York Times.

“Whatever you do, young king, don’t wind up dead. Young queen, cross your legs. Put a crown on your head and remove the chains. Cause even diamond chains are for slaves. Don’t set foot in no penitentiary. And don’t taste the poison. Don’t you bail on your families,” Ocean recited.

During his interview the singer also discussed his upcoming album Channel Orange, his life-changing move from New Orleans to California, and quite literally suffering for his music.

“I’ve written some great things,” Ocean explained. “That’s a gift, but there’s consequences. Yeah, you get this great work, but you suffer. You really, really suffer.”

Ocean’s debut album Channel Orange will be released on July 17th.

RELATED: Frank Ocean Writes Letter Discussing Sexuality

232 Comments

  • Anonymous

    i wish i could heard that song it would of been the shit. damn that sounds like something nas would write too. damn i dont know if nas wants to co sign him right now but if his album is as classic as i think its going be i'am sure nas at some point going to respect his genius and work with him.

  • Anonymous

    he probably just shoved it up his ass

  • AliciaKeysaHOMEWRECKER

    How does being gay change his music? Your the closet gays making fun of him due to your own sexual insecurities. YMCMB MMG SOLDIERS

  • Slang

    Frank Ocean has been singing about dudes for years now. Go listen to the Lonny Breaux collection again. Music is music. Take the message and apply it to YOUR LIFE. You may not be gay, but you also don't have a murder charge, a Bentley, diamond chains, and "bad bitches" -- yet you'll listen to it on every track of a mixtape. Same logic applies here. You like the song even if the lyrics don't relate to your reality.

    • FuKKK RiKKK Ross

      Exactly see Pimp C and RiKKK Ross them queers talk about some shit we'll never see in our lifetime, yet niggas love them.

  • RealTalk1999

    dude is lying, or unprofessional. Lying because offsite data back up companies are widely available to business as well as consumers, (such as Carbonite). I doubt anyone professionally in music is doing business without it, especially someone up there like Frank Ocean. Or unprofessional, cuz he was too lazy or too busy bein gay to back his data up, when you got frickin tracks from JayZ, Kanye, Nas, Beyonce floatin around on your hard drive? I think he's lying and Nas backed out from the collabo when he found out dude was homo.

  • Vem Danar O Kuduro

    The collab was lost because you're gay.

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!! c

  • ShouldaSaid

    Humans, like every other species, procreate by nature. Homosexuals can't procreate in their sexual relationships. Therefore, homosexuality would appear unnatural. If, in plants, stamens didn't get with pistils, there'd be no vegetation. In that sense, homosexuality is a retardation. Now we humans look at retardations in various ways, depending on it's impact on society. Geniuses are praised (most times), and people with down's syndrome are shunned. Homosexuality that isn't caused by abuse or oversexualization, but was instead "born" into the person, would just be a sexaul/reproductive retardation. If a retardation will aid in the advancement of society, and ultimately our species, as the discoveries of many geniuses have, we feel good about it. If everyone were a genius, things might be better. We might advance more quickly. In contrast, if the retardation, occurring en masse, would not lead to the betterment or continuation of society, we don't praise it. That's natural. Homosexuality falls in the latter category. It's interesting how people will at sometimes vilify and at other times defend homosexuality. Most people familiar with secret societies know of the purported homosexual activity, and they use it to defame the members. However, in this context, everybody defends the artist they love. THIS, meaning openly gay artisits, will be the new wave. He seems to be being persecuted now, but in the near future homosexuals will control entertainment -overtly. I'm not looking forward to it. I'm not against gays, but there does seem to be an agenda forcing people to accept it, and punishing those who don't (especially in entertainment), that isn't afforded to other groups in such a blanket fashion. In Frank's case: Is it bad? No. Is it good? No. Can people make up their own minds? Yes. Does it change the imagery behind the songs? Yes.

  • GQ

    Not going to lie, I was really unhappy when I found out he was gay. Was really looking forward to his album. Never really bought a gay album b4, there is a first time for everything but not this one. He had talent though but, I think I'm pretty much done with him.

    • Drake

      Well thats a damn shame because you missing out on one of the strongest R&B albums in quite sometime. Frank creating some bigot-propellant music which is all good.

    • GQ

      Yes, I don't have anything against gay people; I don't judge but I will not contribute or support their efforts. That's what people like you are there for. No hard feelings. He has the freedom to be gay, I have the freedom not to listen about him sing about love making with men.

    • Anonymous

      WOW so ur not buyin it bc he gay?wack.

    • fuckstick

      "Gay album" lmao gotta admit I laughed at that. Be more open minded though, breh. Frank still makes great music. It's not like he's singing about fucking dudes in the b-hole and shit.

    • tim

      lol you hate gay people cause some mythical guy with magic powers told you to.

  • FRUIT

    I wonder if he eats cumquats.

  • FRUIT

    Walmart has fruit on sale today.

  • FRUIT

    BUTT KNOCKER, Nas does not like fruit cake, so he dumped the protools hard drive.

  • BK

    THX OPRAH...MISSION ACCOMPLISH.

  • Anonymous

    FAGGGGGGGG Frank deserve death

  • TRACEY

    @honesty..EY3 AM HERE IN THE USA.....are you anti-america as well?...Ey3 bet your racist too...

  • 649

    THE REAL BATTLE IZ JAY Z VS NAS(for the haterz)......777

  • Neon Voyce

    I think people should judge him by the way his music sounds like. I don't think you think about it the same way when u think about Elton John or George Michael. Until now Frank was talented and now he isn't?? C'mon guys thats wack shit. Personally I don't give a fuck bout if Frank loves cocks or pussy. And I don't have problems with gay people ether long as they don't wanna flirt with me or some, then it's on ;-)Think as grown men and leave that bullshit. Peace

  • sayed

    y'all are some hypocrites and please stop with the god hates homosexuals bullshit jus because u believe something doesn't make it right there are hundreds of religions all over the world what you choose is your right but applying it on everybody else is not your right mafaga

    • Omar

      Your completely right. People are so stupid and proud they think their way is right. Even if it means fucking other people over and killing them to maintain their false belief that they are righteous.

    • sayed is a G

      str8 up

  • honesty

    im homophobic and in my country we carry a strict policy any man or woman found having sex with the same sex must be stoned to death in public along their partner and just so you all know this is hip hop the very esense of it is not to be gay

  • Chazz

    Or maybe it was lost cuz NaS didnt want to be on a track with a f*ggot homosexual

  • Anonymous

    Or maybe Nas didn't return this faggot's calls.....ha

  • MORTIS

    frank is a saloon door/swings both ways

  • HHFAN

    I cant believe I actually agree withYESSIR, but he's right.

  • YESSIR

    NIGGAS AND WIGGAS..ENOUGH WITH THE FUCKIN HOMOPHOBIC COMMENTS..IF FRANK CHOOSES TO PUT A DICK IN HIS MOUTH, PUT A PENIS UP IN HIS ASS, BAREBACKING A NIGGA OR A MEXICAN OR ALL OF THE ABOVE, THEN IT IS HIS PREFERENCE. SO EVEN IF HE SINGIN THAT THINKIN ABOUT YOU SONG WHILE GETTIN HARD THINKIN ABOUT GETTING HIS SHIT PUSHED, YALL SHOULD ENJOY HIS MUSIC . AT THE END OF THE DAY, HE JUST ANOTHER NIGGA LIKE ME : I GET FUCKED REAL BAD BY MY EXAMS..FRANKIE GETS FUCKED REAL BAD BY TYRONE

  • Anonymous

    No Such Thing As A Gay HookMan On A Nas Album,lol.

  • So Icy Boi!

    Lil wayne be that best homeboyz #gaysway

  • Anonymous

    God, there is too much homophobic fucks on this website, it's incredible. Didn't Jesus promote love and equality instead of hate and dicrimination? Half of you people are a disgrace to the human race.

  • 946

    @MITCH..what are your thoughts on "white guys"..in HIP HOP??????? aka "WIGGAZ?

  • 649

    #hurry up..get ready 2 hate..LOL

  • 649

    "the new news on SB is the "transition" topic!....999

  • 649

    @MITCH...Y R U STILL CLICKING ON HERE..

  • Anonymous

    nice publicity stunt homo..nobody cares who ur gay ass is fucking, u trying to make a big deal about it to get press..nas was like 'fuck that shit i already did enough tracks with one fag (lil weeeeeezzy), i aint collabin with another one"

    • Wordd

      Fuck your ignorant ass. Your the one deserving to be hated. What Frank Ocean did takes a lot of courage, and I can respect that. To be ok with gay people doesn't make you gay, but to hate on them simply for the fact of them being gay is simply you being a fucking pussy not accepting other peoples fucking genes.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah. Fuck you.

    • Fuck You

      Hey, you know what? Ur an asshole, an insensitive, ignorant asshole. Have you ever met or talked with a gay man? Because if you do, I would wonder whether you act like an asshole to them. Have you ever listened to the song "Animal Style" by Murs? I won't spoil the song for you but let's just say the consequences of the actions that take place in the song is caused by prejudice, ignorant, pieces of shit like you. So yeah, you might be a troll, but you (along with other people like you on HHDX) should try to learn how to act, I might catch flack, but at least I can be more mature about people who are different. I bet you were the same person saying "Frank Ocean is the best out of Odd Future" and "Frank Ocean is so talented" just a couple of months ago. You hypocritical fuck.

  • KING LEONIDAS

    I KICKED YOUR SONG INTO THE HOLE! THIS! IS! SPARTA NIGGA!

  • Blah

    Soooo, Its cool for people to bump Wayne when he kissed Birdman. Its cool to bump Chris Brown when he went ham on a female But when a dude who is more talented than 90% of everyone else in the music industry says he is bisexual than his music sounds terrible all of the sudden.... thats logic

    • Anonymous

      I bet most of you defending him on here are ignorant yourselves when it comes to gays in real life.

    • Anonymous

      @Blah: Word. People are simply too prejudiced and ignorant. half of the motherfuckers posting on here are fucking hood rats that had no education at all and had nothing to cultivate their minds with.

    • ETK

      "just that he's FAG" look at this bitch nigga sayin that like it means somethin'. smh

    • illogical

      hEY hey!! We never said the music wasn't good/ Just that he's FAG

  • Anonymous

    alot of you have homo post so whats up with that?

  • Anonymous

    wtf is wrong wit you

  • Anonymous

    you will listen he puts out dope music

  • Mitch

    fuck homos fuck faggots SIEG HEIL SIEG HEIL i fucking hate niggers

  • Anonymous

    co sign all day

  • MISTER CEE

    Everyone.... I want to start a campaign to get Mitch raped by a West African man. Who's wit it??

  • Anonymous

    More power to him but I just can't relate to his music anymore.Nostalgia,Ultra was an excellent album but now when you listen in it's proper context I can't fuck with it.Wish him the best though.

  • Mitch

    Fuck this faggot and everything fags stand for. P.S if I replace Fag wit Jew - how long before the Israelis on DX take the comment down....

    • DX Jew Leader

      I record 16 seconds after I report it. They are very responsive when we talk (threaten to close them down)

  • Fish

    Didnt read the article, just wanted to say i will NOT ever be listening to a faggot.

  • Mitch

    Can one of you bigot pieces of trash actually answer how someone being gay affects you? Like, at all?

  • c4 triple plat

    nas dosnt work with fags.

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!d

  • asdf

    homophobes are closet homosexuals. seriously what are you afraid of? if one guy sucks another guys dick how does that affect you? let people live their lives.. lol its not like gays are going around buttfucking innocent bystanders in the street.

  • count melancholy

    nah he lying. after nas heard he gay, he told that nigga to delete that shit. he aint fuckin with no homosexual

  • Mortis

    Were they buttfucking?

  • Anonymous

    Nas Met him in thr studio months ago. Dude came out yesterday. You think nas knew? He was probably so blitzed nas not thinking of a man near him is gay or not. You people are crazy.

  • Mr Obvious

    He should check the closet. He may have left the song in there.

  • Drake

    You ever stick your finger up your own ass while you're beating your meat??

  • 649

    Ey3 put dat on my "christian" name!...777

  • 649

    NAS cosign FRANK OCEAN#haha PAYPACK IZ A BITCH!...777

  • Anonymous

    The only reason people hate Gay people is because of the BIBLE. The BIBLE happens to be the biggest crock of shit in the world. Don't believe me.... read it. Case Closed. I will be supporting Frank as I did yesterday before I knew he liked cock in the mouth and anus.

    • Anonymous

      @ Random Person... You're right but explaining why reglion is bullshit is like explaining that leaves are green, We know this...

    • Some Random Person

      If God made Adam and Eve in his image, wouldn't that mean they were perfect? And if they were perfect, then how'd Eve get duped into eating that forbidden fruit? Futhermore, how the fuck is someone supposed to think a story in which the first woman was crafted from the rib or something of the first man is in any way rational?

    • mal617

      the bible is a bunch of bullshit.

    • Anonymous

      Trust yessir to miss the point and focus on anus and mouth bit. Oh, Yessir, you little rascal!

    • WTF!

      YESSIR is that you

    • Anonymous

      co-sign the "cock in the mouth and anus." Love that shit

  • Mitch

    I don't understand why people are surprised Nas worked with a gay guy. There used to be homophobia in Nas' lyrics but have you heard it recently? Listen to Distant relatives. He's matured as an artist and as a person, and some of you should do the same.

  • Anonymous

    How can you say that Nas dont work with Homos, Hes worked with Tyga from YMCMB and Hung out with those clowns.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ Who am I fucking??? If you must know... Your father. Although he couldn't be bother to raise you, he regularly lets me bus in his ass and mouth. No Homo.

    • Anonymous

      Who are you fucking right now because Ye is fucking Kim Kardashian while you jacking off over her homemade porno (over Ray J)

    • Anonymous

      I agree - They are clearly "faggots" but I don't think - could be wrong - that they are actually GAY. So... But I'm sure Nas has/would work with a gay person. He did have production from Kanye... SO...

  • 649

    "NO WHITEBOIZ OR FAGZ HUH!"....#FUCK YALL!!!!!!!

  • 649

    "whiteboiz & gays"..huh...LOL

  • 649

    #Ey3 Luv HIP HOP!...777

  • 649

    "FOLLOW ME HOME"..#$$$...

  • 649

    "THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD"...#$$$..LOL

  • Mitch

    Seriously? What is wrong with you people, it's 2012, get your heads out of your asses and stop being bigoted trash.

    • MISTER CEE

      @ MITCH your hapless interventions assume te fuck outta me. Shall we meet up and swap blowjobs?

    • Mitch

      STD's can be passed on by far more than just sex, including inheriting certain ones from a parent. They have always existed and always will. An outdated, piece of trash book has nothing to do with it.

    • Anonymous

      The bible condemns things that can make you sick or kill you dumb shits. Whether its hetero-or homo sex is dangerous and can KILL YOU,that's why it condemns sex out of marriage,anyone will tell you the best way to prevent STD's is to be celibate. If I'm lying then STD's don't exist and Magic Johnson retired from the Lakers because his hand was too heavy from all the rings he had.

    • mitch

      Whatever you say, Tbonesmen.

    • tbones

      SMH @ all d above idiots getting their panties up in a bunch cos i dnt embrace d gay shit.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ The Bible backs up it's agruments??? with what - "because GOD said so" I'm guessing your a fucking fool??? Don't answer - I have "faith" you are.

    • Anonymous

      ^ link or it didn't happen. people who say that are normally the same to bash people who bring up the bible...only difference is, the bible actually backs up their arguments.

    • Anonymous

      LOL @ people trying to stop the invitable... ppl will hate. Yesterday they loved his music... now they don't.. live with it. Edvience shows the more gay someone is the more likely they are to hate gay people. No Homo

    • IT

      fuck is wrong with you Tbones? stop the hatred.

    • Mitch

      I know, some people will choose to remain ignorant trash. Also, you're not really helping your point by having the english skills of a 3rd grader.

    • Tbones

      Shut up bitch, not everyone is going to conform to n embrace that gay shit.

  • Kali

    Had any cockmeat sandwich today Frank?Bwahahahahaha

  • Noles506

    lol @ "technical issue", you forgot to hit the record button? You deleted it accidentally while looking at gay porn?

  • Anonymous

    fucking fagget!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Nas prolly told him he aint working with him nomo. I wouldnt feel comfortable being in the studio with a faggot. Wank Lotion is still a cocksucker though

  • YESSIR

    SPOTTED : FRANK OCEAN AND MISTER CEE IN THE STUDIO

  • 649

    "niggaz (wiggaz) who you gone run to now"...

  • 649

    SAIGON..co signed by Jay Z/NAS!.....777

  • 649

    SAIGON...."THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD"..a masterpiece JAY ROCK...."FOLLOW ME HOME"...a masterpiece FIRE!..(u know the rest haterz)....649

  • 649

    SAIGON!....."welcome 2 the transition".....777

  • Life Is Good

    Ah man gutted... I hope they will get in the lab and do another. PS. People don't stoop to the troll's level. Channel Orange

  • F.A.F

    Man fuck this faggot ass negro, how the fuck does Nas even wanna get in the studio with this cocksucker literally. Faggots are living in sin and will burn in hell.

    • Anonymous

      HAHA!! You read the BIBLE??? LOL It's like 1500 years old. I prefer newer books. More accurate. TRY.... any book written by Noam Chomsky >>> BIBLE

    • Anonymous

      Probably none of you have read the bible, aside from quoting it out of context. The bible doesn't say to call people faggots and look down on people. It just says what's wrong or right, people just get all but hurt when the gay issue comes up. According to the bible people shouldn't watch porn either, but for some reason people think that they can pick and choose what they want to follow.

    • Anonymous

      NO. the bible spreads confusion, lies, hate and war. get your facts strait!!!

    • lp

      the bible spreads as much hatred as it does love

    • kennyken

      aren't you living in sin person?

  • Anonymous

    we dont care faggot. go suck drake dick or gay-z dick

  • kennyken

    very conscious. i appreciate some of his views. and i love women.

  • Tbones

    Looks like somebody has decided to lose dis track on purpose, just saying.

  • Al Sharpton

    The issue is Nas technically dosent work with fags

  • Chauncey

    Yep, it's official. I'm on suicide watch. A Nas/Frank Ocean collab? Everyone else STOP.

  • Mortis

    technically Frank is a queer

  • Churches

    Slow down Frank..you can't be gay and diss white jesus on the same album..nigga you tryna get merk'd

  • Miles

    first of all he said he was Bi not gay(personally i think thats still gay. but the point is, yall act like all his songs are gonna be about men in s***. According to him and critics only 2 tracks on the cd refer to his bisexuality) 2. i think its ignorant how people are going to come on every single article about him now with a bunch homophobic comments rather than actually reading what the article is about nd embracing him for his talent

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • trent

    That's too bad.. Nas is on fire right now and those lyrics Frank put out are promising to a good insightful song.. :\

  • Anonymous

    its true though. white jesus was imposed on black people by their slavemasters. its amazing that to this day black people will bash their own for being gay in the name of of their slavemaster's god. so lost

    • Anonymous

      ^speak for yourself.

    • Anonymous

      don't talk to black people about church.... even the smartest black folk still believe in all that shit...

    • Anonymous

      ^hmm did you hear the song? jesus as a character/historical figure was a good man. the same way denzel's character was a good man in man on fire. but jesus as a white god used to control people? no such thing!

    • Anonymous

      Thats not what he means by saying theres no such thing as white Jesus. Hes saying that there is no "white" Jesus because Jesus is supposed to be for everyone not just whites. Also Jesus wasnt even white

  • love it

    I love how homophobic hip hop heads are. Dont you realize how weak you look because you cant accept someone? who gives a shit who he likes dude makes good music.

  • Jay

    It's probably because he's gay.

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