R&B singer, rapper and noted songwriter Frank Ocean dropped a bombshell on the music industry last week when he confirmed his sexuality to the world via his tumblr page.
Since his revelation, many in the hip-hop community have been speaking out in support.
Adding to a list including hip-hop heavyweights like Jay-z, Trina and Russell Simmons who have all publicly added their 2 cents to the growing gay community debate, Beyonce recently posted a photo to her website lending her support to the Odd Future crooner, who wrote “I Miss You” off of King Bey’s latest album, and his decision to no longer remain trapped in the closet.
After revealing details about his sexuality in the liner notes for his upcoming LP Channel Orange (via Tumblr) R&B crooner Frank Ocean has received glowing support from the hip-hop community at large. In addition to praise for his bravery and honesty from luminaries like Russell Simmons and Jay-Z, Ocean received a lovely gesture of support from Beyonce.
On July 7, Bey took to her website, posting a black-and-white photo of a serious, stoic-looking Ocean. Over the image is a poem, reading: “Be fearless/ Be honest/ Be generous/ Be brave/ Be poetic/ Be open/ Be free/ Be yourself/ Be in love/ Be happy/ Be inspiration.”
In an interview last year with PrideSource, the pop star singled out her homosexual fans for their bravery and truthfulness.
“The amount of confidence and fearlessness it takes to do what maybe is not what your parents expect you to do or what society may think is different – to be brave and be different and to be yourself – is just so beautiful,” she said. “Not worrying about satisfying or becoming what other people think you’re supposed to be, that’s like the ultimate dream.”
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