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Frank Ocean has been forced to disappoint his fans Down Under.

The R&B sensation has canceled the sold-out leg of his Australian tour after suffering a vocal cord tear in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday evening.

Frank Ocean on Stage

"After last night's concert in Melbourne at Festival Hall, it was necessary to seek medical advice due to vocal issues Frank Ocean experienced during the show," read a statement.

"It has subsequently been confirmed that Frank has suffered a small tear to one of his vocal chords [sic] and has received medical advice that he must rest his voice."

"This makes the completion of his remaining Australian dates impossible."

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Frank Ocean is being sued. No, not by Chris Brown.

Producer Micah Otano claims he was deprived of credit for work on Ocean's hit "Lost," which was featured on his Grammy-winning album channel Orange.

Otano citeds breach of contract, fraud in the inducement, rescission and restitution, copyright infringement and declaratory relief in his suit against Ocean.

He insists he co-created the song upon which "Lost" is based and "solely performed the lead synthesizer parts on ‘Daylight' as well as piano and other parts."

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He may not have donned a Snuggie on stage, but Frank Ocean recently covered the Beyonce single "I Miss You," a track the artist himself actually penned for the beloved singer.

Give it a look and a listen now:

Ocean, of course, revealed a previous gay relationship to the world a few weeks ago, an admission that has mostly been met by positive reviews and support from others in the industry.

Beyonce has been leading that charge. She penned an ode to Ocean on her website and has encouraged others to send the star their best wishes.

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Frank Ocean's album Channel Orange will not be sold at Target stores, but the retailer says it's not because of his recent announcement that he is bisexual.

The record has received plenty of praise since debuting early in digital form, and hitting No. 1 on iTunes in 10 countries ... and Target says that's the issue.

The retailer cited the album’s early iTunes release as the reason behind its controversial decision to yank the rapper's album, not Frank Ocean coming out.

F. Ocean

Target denies pulling it due to Ocean's sexuality, saying: “The claims made about Target’s decision to not carry the Frank Ocean album are absolutely false."

"Target supports inclusivity and diversity in every aspect of our business. Our decisions are based on a wide number of factors, including guest demand.”

The Target rep continued: “Target has a longstanding tradition of supporting music and artistry that reflects the diverse landscape of American culture."

Ocean - who has been praised by Beyonce and Russell Simmons, yet criticized by others since coming out - and his camp seemed to accept that reasoning.

His manager Christian Clancy backtracked on a now deleted tweet suggesting the retailer had other motivations for pulling the record, tweeting:

“I would like to apologize for my comments about Target. They are not carrying Franks album because it went digital first. Not for ANY other reason.”

As for Ocean, he offered his own analysis and tweeted "album won't be available at target. blame it on a generational gap. best buy on deck though."

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Finally, it was all about the music for Frank Ocean this week.

Following the artist's much-publicized gay admission - which was followed mostly by notes of support, most recently from Beyonce - Ocean left the controversy behind this week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon... and he simply killed it.

With his first-ever solo album, "Channel Orange," available in hard copy on July 17, the singer gave fans a taste with the following rendition of "Bad Religion." It marked his debut television performance. Give it a look and give it a listen now.

What do you think?

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

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.

Trina on Stage

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."

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Perhaps spurred on by Anderson Cooper, Frank Ocean has become the first hip hop star to openly address his bisexuality.

In a Tumblr post this morning, the rapper - who is part of the group Odd Future and who worked with Kanye West and Jay-Z on "Watch the Throne" - wrote:

Four summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too.

We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I'd see him, and his smile.

Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating to the women I had been with, the ones I cared for and thought I was in love with.

I don't have any secrets I need kept anymore ... I feel like a free man.

In response to the brave admission, Tyler the Creator has Tweeted:

"My Big Brother Finally F***ing Did That. Proud Of That N***a Cause I Know That Shit Is Difficult Or Whatever."

We might have used different language, but we echo Tyler's sentiment.

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