Frank Ocean is a gay man in a very masculine world.
As a result, the hip hop artist - who collaborated with Kanye West and Jay-Z on their joint album - has faced a bit of scrutiny over his announcement earlier this week, in which he opened up about an affair with a man four years ago.
Fortunately, music mogul Russell Simmons came to Ocean's defense, and now a rapper named Trina has done the same.
"He's extremely talented and that's what matters," Trina tells TMZ. "I don’t think [Frank's] music sales or the level of support his music obtains should be judged based on his sexual preference.
"If he’s happy and comfortable with his sexuality then so be it. I feel his decision to come forward was bold and honest. It’s his life. Let him enjoy and live it. I wish him much success and happiness."