Frank Ocean on Coming Out: "I Cried Like a F-ckin Baby"

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Frank Ocean bares all in the December issue of GQ.

The artist, who came out as gay in July, talks very openly with the magazine about his concerns upon making that announcement and how he reacted about revealing this secret to the world.

Read on for excerpts from the interview...

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Is he bisexual? I’m not a centerfold. I’m not trying to sell you sex. People should pay attention to that in the letter: I didn’t need to label it for it to have impact. Because people realize everything that I say is so relatable, because when you’re talking about romantic love, both sides in all scenarios feel the same shit.

How did he feel upon making the announcement? I cried like a f–cking baby. It was like all the frequency just clicked to a change in my head. 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.

Did he worry the news would hurt his career? I had those fears. In black music, we’ve got so many leaps and bounds to make with acceptance and tolerance in regard to that issue. It reflects something just ingrained, you know. When I was growing up, there was nobody in my family - not even my mother - who I could look to and be like, “I know you’ve never said anything homophobic.” So, you know, you worry about people in the business.

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It's too bad that people don't see Frank Ocean as the hero he is. Not because he is gay, but because he is honest with himself. If everybody was honest with themselves, the world would be a much better place.