50 Cent Supports Frank Ocean's Coming Out, Defends His Artistry

50 Cent says that anyone who has an issue with Frank Ocean "is an idiot."

After Frank Ocean penned a letter about his sexuality several weeks ago, many members of the Hip Hop community supported the Odd Future crooner, the latest being 50 Cent. During an interview with MTV News UK, the G-Unit general said that anyone who has a problem with Ocean "is an idiot" and that he respects his creativity.

"Anyone that has an issue with Frank Ocean is an idiot," he said. "I think Frank Ocean is a talented artist, I think he's created material that made me know his name. That impressed me, with things he said on a song like 'Novacane.' I could care less about what his personal preference is in the actual bedroom."

Fif also spoke on how this represents a shift in attitudes over the past few years, crediting President Barack Obama as one of the reasons that Ocean's coming out was widely accepted. "Obama is for same-sex marriage," he said. "If the president is saying that, then who am I to go the other way."

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106 Comments

  • Morpheus

    what if I told you... sexual preference is not a preference at all Junior high kids could get off from two circles with dots that look like boobs. Its that subtle. That deeply embedded.

  • lawrence

    same sex marriage is an abomination is not of the nature but is evil so if you are involve pls brother or sister repent from it or u go to hell

  • Fuck Memphis

    Hoo the flying fuck is waiting to buy that nigga 8Ball's album anyway?!

  • 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!!,/.

  • Anonymous

    Lost respect for 50 saying this..so if the president says something that makes it okay? You automatically go with what the president says? Lame response, I don't care if the emperor of the world says it if God said differently then that's who I agree with. Who is man to decide? Man always wants to do what they want to do as a result of pride we can't seem to realize that some of the things we want to do will kill us in the end. Gods ordinance and his way is a safeguard, and only his way works.

    • Anonymous

      what the hell are you talking about Anon2? man did all of those things you speak of anyway.

    • Anonymous

      Ordinance? Wait, he wants to kill the innocent so he can show the rest of us how vengeful he is so we can submit to his will? He actually wants us to be oppressed by these greedy mortals, witness innocent children being shot in their brains & die of hunger so we can know who he/she is then we will get help? So he listened to the Klan's pleas for supremacy and overlooked the people they were hunting and killing? He wanted all of those people in Chicago to die and deal with tribulations just so Chief Keef could get a deal and be "Finally Rich"? k.

  • Anonymous

    We should put all the gays on their own island or continent and come back in 80 years and see whats up!!! hahahahahahaha

  • Anonymous

    We should put all the gays on the own island or continent and come back in 80 years and see whats up!!! hahahahahahaha

  • Anonymous

    50 had me until he said the reason he doesn't have a problem with gay people or Frank Ocean is only because Obama says he supports same-sex marriage. That's a good example of someone who doesn't know how to think critically for themselves. Obama received all this undeserved praise for coming around and supporting same-sex marriage years after he said he wasn't for it, campaigned against supporting it the first time, does so only after the majority of the country already supports it, and only playing politics during another election year. Just another "safe" move another politician with a different face makes to get votes. Anyone who decides what they support or don't support based on what Obama says or does is a straight-up idiot. Think for yourself, Obama is just another typical bought-out, war-mongering politician.

    • Anonymous

      Can you tell us which war has Obama started? Be very clear and concise with your reply because Libya was not a war and neither is Syria. The same ethnic cleansing was happening in Czechoslovakia before Clinton sent planes over there. The "free" world cannot allow another Hitler, thus why Russia & China are being politically pressed about Syria, and Russia is sending military there as we speak. And keep in mind that America is an isolated continent. If we wore Syria & Libya's shoes Canada would be on THEIR side, and nothing underneath US has an firepower to deter anything that would happen here. There are no French or British bases on American soil.

    • BradZuk

      I'm no Obama advocate, and he is absolutely just as much of a politician as any of them. But you are factually wrong here. He supported same sex marriage as a senator and community organizer in Chicago, and then simply kept quiet about it during the campaign and his presidency. That was political, as was coming out in support of it, but he likely does truly support it. As for 50, i agree thats a dumb reason, but it wasn't his only. he explained his reasoning, and then used obama to reinforce it. Don't condemn people for dumb reasons. its good that he supports it no matter why

  • w/e

    fuck all you slow niggas you aint going no where no way haha go be violence fuck random bitches and pay child support that how you become a man haha you dont have do nothing to be a man you already are one. and dont just talk in the internet if you really hate gays that much take to the street and get your as locked up. so you can be around hardcore downlow men like the ones in prision.

  • w/e

    i'm him these fatherless black males need find something else do other then put down gays. if there insecure in their manhood cause they dont have dads who gives fuck thats there problems deal with it own your own.

  • mrking

    stop talkin bullshit hhfan promoting ah set ah buller-man thing is adam n eve not adam n steve...homosexuality is a no-no God said be fruitful and multiply he nava say be fruity n take man wtf???go fuck a pussy nicca!!!

    • SCHWARZ

      I SAW DAT SCUD MISSILE I'M WAITIN 2 THERE IS NO CHAPTER OR VERSE SAYIN IT'S OK 2 CUSS OR SWEAR THEY OUT HERE LISTENIN 2 AN INTERPRETATION & TELLIN OTHERS TO LIVE THAT MISINFORMATION BECAUSE THEY DO

    • Anonymous

      I await your reply man or woman, is the lengthy wait due to lack of reference material?

    • Anonymous

      Ephesians 4:29 "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." 1 Peter 3:10 "For, Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech." James 3:9-12 "With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water." Your turn..............

    • Anonymous

      it says not to curse out of anger. technically stupid is a curse word if used out of frustration. so you're fucking wrong. (which is perfectly fine due to not being used in anger or for hate)

    • Anonymous

      Meanwhile it says don't curse and look at you cursing. I do not agree with homosexuality, I'm just sitting here reading how all of these bible quoting people are contradicting the very same thing they claim to stand for.

  • Anonymous

    I CAN NOLONGER TAKE THIS MANS MUSIC SERIOUSLY AS FROM TODAY!!!

  • EMINEM

    I AM SO GLAD THAT FRANK OCEAN IS TAKING IT IN THE ASS LIKE A WOMAN...HAHAHAHAHAHA WELCOME TO A WOMAN'S WORLD BROTHER !!!

  • HHFAN

    I'm really enjoying the comment section, especially you religious fanatics who fail to realize.... 1.) The Bible you are quoting was forced on your anscestors by slave owners. Christianity and 99% of other religions are nothing but a tool like TV Shows and advertisements that keep people in poverty and from critical thinking against government and organized society. 2. Homosexuality occurs in nature. Nature is visible and scientific fact. You know what doesn't occur in nature? Marriage. The purpose of that institution is to have men & women procreate to create more tax payers for the government & more followers for organized religion. 3. If god made man (meaning humans) in his image, then all of us are a part of god. That means god is man, woman, black, white, straight, & gay. You can't pick and choose. 4. If you were born on the other side of the world, you would have been Hindu, Muslim, or Buddhist. Your religion isn't the devine path, it's just geographically convenient. And by the way, before you call me an Athiest, I actually do believe in a God, just not the bullshit man came up with after it.

    • BradZuk

      @Black: HAHAHAHA... YA! WHERED YOU READ THAT MARRIAGE DOESNT EXIST IN NATURE!??! THAT SEEMS WRONG. I was always told that animals got married all the time. Im sorry... are you retarded? Obviously marriage is a human construct, and he's right: homosexuality has been proven to exist at about the same rate in nearly all mammals.

    • Anonymous

      haha your too smart to be on here. i'm sure you aint much haha

    • BLACK

      CAN U TELL ME WHERE U READ THAT ABOUT MARRIAGE?

  • No Keys

    Why do so many people think they're characters from "Boondock Saints"? With the God quotes and everything. I don't understand it.

  • sun_god7

    The original Black Panthers on gay rights: http://hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/looking-back-at-huey-newtons-thoughts-on-gay-rights-in-the-wake-of-obamas-endorsement/

  • JHS

    Homosexuality is WRONG! REPENT or suffer the wrath of God in judgement day! Stand up for whats right, dont go with the flow of this fucked up world just because its "politically correct". REPENT!

    • DrebinSlevin

      lol @ JHS. The bible says homosexuality is an abomination, it also says eating shellfish is a sin and that cutting your hair is wrong. Have you ever had shrimp? Have you ever cut your hair? Guess you're bad as Frank Ocean, dumbass.

    • SMH

      stfu about repenting against homosexuality, dumb ass.

  • U

    i hate gays, homos, all fags should die

  • Anonymous

    I don't like his music. I think gays should hide their sins and try to enjoy life with girls. DA TROOF.

    • Anonymous

      "The bible says slavery is acceptable and black people are lesser human beings. Enjoy burning in hell" - Your argument 50 years ago

    • G.O.D.

      wow really?gays really dont deserve this negativity from slow minded people.if its anyone who should be fearing gods wrath it should be the motherfuckers spreading hate on people slightly different from them.thats wack shit yo.if you wana be that 1 guy who just sits around callin everything and everyone wrong and bad with out knowing why and not even looking at yourself and realizing you hate yourself...then go ahead.but know you gain nothing from it but hatred from others.

    • Trill

      Wrong side of history? nigga u on the wrong side of life! Homosexuality is WRONG no matter what you say. Have a nice eternity in hell

    • Anonymous

      Enjoy being on the wrong side of history

  • YESSIR

    I AGREE WITH FIF IM ALSO GONNA SUPPORT FRANK ON THIS. ME AND ALL YMCMB ARE COMING OUT STRONG IN NEXT FEW MONTHS. BIRDMAN BEEN ON THIS FOR YEARS.

  • Andy

    Obama's armed Mexican drug cartels, taken America 5 trillion more into debt and kept the wars going. I'm guessing 50 supports this, simply because Obama does?

    • Anonymous

      Barrack bombed Libya!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      RON PAUL? THAT FREEDOM SH!T SOUNDS REAL COOL BUT HE BEEN TALKED SH!T ABOUT THE LA RIOTS & HOW IT STOPPED WHEN N!GAAS WANTED THEM WELFARE CHECKS & MLK SHOULDN'T B A HOLIDAY & HIS SON COSIGNS THAT ROMNEY FCUKBOI SH!T & RETURNIN 2 SEGREGATION YEAH HE DON'T BELIEVE IN DA CIVIL RIGHTS ACT BUT IMMA LET U TELL IT THO THEY IN TEXAS WHERE THE GOV RICK PERRY CAN'T TELL DA DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOO & CRUZ GOOGLE RICK PERRY BOOED SMMFH @ Y'ALL

    • Pac

      FUCK OBAMA AND ROMNEY. The only true muthafucka that could put this country in its right place is RON PAUL not those two clowns! Obama is shit and Romney sucks dick.

    • Anonymous

      & WHILE UR @ IT, EXPLAIN HOW THOSE BARCLAY'S BANK EMPLOYEES WHO WERE PLAYIN WITH THE RATES & STOLE TRILLIONS OF THE WORLD'S WEALTH IS OBAMA'S FAULT IF WE WOULD HAVE LET THE BANKS FOLD THEY WOULD HAVE TAKEN OUR MONEY FCUKBOI OUR MONEY IN OUR ACCOUNTS

    • Anonymous

      FOHWTBS PAPER TRAIL SAYS BUSH & CHENEY STARTED THAT ARMS DEAL & DA FCUKBOI FROM ARIZONA KEPT IT GOIN WHEN THE O.A. SAID STOP WHEN B.O. GOT IN OFFICE THAT AGENT WAS KILLED IT NOT RECENT REMEMBER WHEN BUSH FLEW THE PLANE & SAID VICTORY? OBAMA IS BRINGIN SOLDIERS HOME YEARS LATER 5T MORE? THE REPUB LED HOUSE IS BLOCKIN EVERY BILL MEANT FOR GROWTH THEM SAME CLOWNS WHO DON'T WANT U 2 HAVE HEALTHCARE HAVE TAXPAPER HEALTHCARE RIGHT NOW LMAO TAKE THAT AGENDA SH!T DOWN THE BLOCK THE PRES DOESN'T MAKE THE BILLS NOW EXPLAIN 2 US Y THERE IS A STRONG MOVEMENT TO DISCREDIT VOTERS WHEN U WANT THE USA TO WATCH OTHER NATIONS' VOTES 4 FRAUD FOR THE SAKE OF DEMOCRACY

    • Anon

      Do you like Romney?? Romney so isn't hip hop

  • Anonymous

    Don't fuck with nature!

  • hnsder343

    gay men have the same neurological activity in their brains when their senses are stimulated (with pictures, smells etc. ) same way as women do, implying that homosexuality could be genetic passed down defect.

  • Anonymous

    That Illuminati DVD said they are all flaming faggots!!

  • Pace-o

    Gay mafia strikes again. SMDH.

  • Noticed ..

    Take in the fact to that Fif had to come with a politically correct statement here ... to make up for the Autism comments. Back to Back insensitive remarks could have really set him back, with the people as a whole. They would have started to hate him .. can't mess the money up.

  • Anonymous

    I believe those Illuminati DVDs!!!!

  • Anonymous

    You are in the closet urself fiddy. Just come out already maybe that could help ur sales because u are about to give away more albums.

  • Anonymous

    i bet if his son came up and said "Dad, I'm gay" that we'd never hear of that lil nigga again.

  • 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!!as

  • DAA

    Most of you that comment on this site are idiots. How does 50 even need publicity?? Everyone knows who he is, unlike ja rule and almost everyday there's an artical on this site and other hip-hop sites about him. I guarantee if Eminem or nas said he supports frank ocean not one person would have a problem with him saying that. If you don't like 50 or any rapper that's fine, but at least say shit that makes sense

  • OFWGKTA

    If you need to come out of closet everytime you're going to release an album, you're trash.

  • Anonymous

    "Obama is for same-sex marriage," he said. "If the president is saying that, then who am I to go the other way." Oh shut up please 50, so desperate for attention, he co signs on a R&B coming out the closet and throws Obama in the mix to sound intelligent. SMH at these attention whore rappers.

  • chilleymost

    is that right? idiots huh?,,,,,,,somebody on here said it right,, niggas will co-sign anything to keep them selves relevant,,,,so when the black bloodline in this country starts to fade,,,,i wonder if he will co-sign that,,,,everybody trying to be politically correct,,,,FUCK DAT!!!!,,, BAD MAN DONT TAKE BACK SHOTS!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Fuck 50 and gays

  • hnsder343

    Gay people are born with a birth defect. they got the body of one gender but theyre brains are wired as the opposite. the basis of evolution is male and female are needed to produce, not male and male. society has overlooked this.

    • BradZuk

      people havent necessarily overlooked this. I know a number of queer people who have told me explicitly that they acknowledge the inherent otherness of their brain. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a defect, as they are incredibly happy capable people who simply cant contribute to the excessive overpopulation of the planet. but, certainly, it makes little sense evolutionarily to be attracted to the same sex. A similar percentage of homosexuality (about 10%) has been proven to exist in most mammals, so clearly it is biologically inherent. And people born any way, whether with a "defect" or biological difference, deserve our respect and willingness to allow them to always perform to the best of their abilities. there is no reason why they should be discriminated against, as the 10% will continue to exist at that level, and their ability to procreate has absolutely no bearing on anyone's lives but their own

    • 614grind

      Where is the scientific evidence to support this claim? Birth defect? Like, an extra nose or something? I ain't never heard no shit like that before?

    • Anonymous

      Personally, I don't think gay people are born gay...I think they become a certain way depending on how they're raised or the things they see in their environment growing up. For example, there are many gay people who were raped/assaulted by men as kids, gay people who grew up around all women, gay people treated a certain way by their parents, etc It all comes down to things people see as children...Kids are born blank...What they see creates who they are. This is why I don't think homosexuality should be promoted further with marriage and things of that nature...Making homosexuality more mainstream will only produce more gay children...And as you said, gay people can't reproduce...It's not natrual.

  • ry12

    alot of these artists and even people posting comments may agree with artists coming out the closet and what not. but how would y'all really feel if your future son or daughter would admit to you that theyre gay? i personally wouldnt accept that.

    • BradZuk

      Then you wouldn't be accepting your child for who they are. You would be condemning them to a life of self hatred and fear. You would ultimately alienate them from your love and they would likely come to resent you. Until they accepted their biological nature in themselves, they would wonder what they did wrong, ultimately settling on the incorrect notion that they are worth less, and cannot live up to your expectations. This would either consume, and totally ruin them, or they would accept themselves, and simply distance themselves from you. So you would either be left with a child who hates and fears you, or hates and fears themselves. is that what you want?

  • Real Shit!!

    These lame rappers nowadays would cosign the KKK if they thought it would help them sale 100k more CDs

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  • Ricky Rozay

    Of course this nigga would support a gay ass nigga. This bitch will do anything to ride anything for publicity so that his shitty ass album wont go wood. Everybody sees this nigga just tryin to ride on whats news cuz he know his career is over. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 614grind

      Damn, "Rozay"...you still trippin off 50 Cent? You should thank him for elevating your fake, fat ass career. By accepting your passive aggressive ass challenge, he bullied your punk ass and gave you sympathy fans.

  • Real Shit!!

    50 you lost when you made that bet (Kanye) Died behind the fact that you aint payed up yet!!!!

  • dj nemesis

    i hate how they consider frank ocean coming out as hip-hop news....he aint some thug rapper, hes like neyo, so why the fuck r people surprised and acting like its a milestone for hip-hop...shits still gna be the same unless some thug ass emcee like freddie gibbs comes out as a pure homosexual

    • BradZuk

      False. Thug ass emcees have been fading into irrelevance for years. Kanye, plus a general sense of self respect seems to have replaced the thug mentality. Its not the relevant part of hip hop any more. The blend of new sounds, including the RnB revival (Frank ocean, The Weeknd, and BJ the chicago kid), is what is stepping into the limelight. Whether or not you like it, RnB and Hip hop have been inextricable intertwined forever, and a prominent rnb artist saying they are gay is absolutely major news

  • Hova

    Homosexuality accepted by the President himself...yup, this country is goin down the shithole.

  • Anonymous

    wow.. 50 cents is a flaming fag

  • Jon Jon

    Actual bedroom? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Omg Shut up fam. I've never seen someone try so hard to sound articulate using the same basic words over and over and over again. 1. Actual 2. General Public 3. Harsh Environment 4. Material 5. Aggressive content Same shit every single interview. I laugh so hard every time. 50 cent is a trip. I love his interviews.

    • Jon Jon

      Damn. How did I forget "space"? LMAO!!! Fuckin guy thinks he sounds so smart. 100% comedy. It's easy to fool people like Oprah, Tyra, or Piers Morgan on CNN who aren't really into hiphop like that and haven't followed hiphop over the years, into thinking he's so intelligent. U ain't fooling me tho Curtis. You sound like a buffoon at this point. LOL!

    • Anonymous

      He also says 6. Space (i.e Put me in an actual space) 7. Marketing dollars 8. Position People who have only seen one 50 interview think he's intelligent but he's probably the dumbest rapper there is...I think Waka Flocka is more articulate then he is. lol

    • 614grind

      Shit, at least he does interviews. Name another rapper who's permanently parked on the Forbes list (without dropping any albums) who even talks to us regularly. The rest of them niggas think they're too good to give an interview.

    • lol

      jon jon LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Anonymous

      What do you expect? LOL. His songs use the same formula, dude's is making the same trackf for 10 years now.

  • Anonymous

    a fag co-signing a fag

  • curtisthefruitcake

    Hey curtis, you think we forgot about the GAY photo shoot you did with soulja boy? You're a homo fifty. Just like 99% of you rappers.

  • Anonymous

    why are people acting like its a big deal frank is not the only person in the world who is gay or bisexual

    • BradZuk

      hes the first major hip hop related artist (whether you like it or not, Rnb is a major component of the hip hop umbrella) to come out during his career. old soul artists, like vandross, did, but that was pre-hip hop. THis is a milestone. If you are still unconvinced, read the DX article on it. Its really good. And ya, homophobes tend to harbor more homosexuality. Thats true

    • Truth Meter

      That's the real funny part... Truthfully, the people who object the most and get mad at those who are Gay.. when they do that it makes them feel more masculine. They want to feel the complete opposite of Gay.. so they try extra hard to show how much it is they are not. So in all actuality, the more gay one might be on the inside, hiding it... the harder they diss. Scientist have done studies on this.

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