Frank Ocean caused a stir on Independence Day when he took to Tumblr to post a coming out letter that addressed his relationship with another man. The Odd Future crooner has remained quiet on the letter up until now, talking with GQ magazine about the decision to put his words out there for the public to see.
During the interview, Ocean said that a journalist referencing the male pronouns in his songs encouraged him to write the letter. After he posted it, he felt relief. “The night I posted it, I cried like a fucking baby. It was like all the frequency just clicked to a change in my head,” he said. “All the receptors were now receiving a different signal, and I was happy. I hadn’t been happy in so long. I’ve been sad again since, but it’s a totally different take on sad. There’s just some magic in truth and honesty and openness.”
Ocean said that he would not address whether he’s bisexual or homosexual, since he doesn’t want to be put in a box. But he noted that he was aware what the reveal could do to his career.