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.