R&B Singwr, Frank Ocean posted an open letter early Wednesday morning (July 4) on his Tumblr in which he open up about his “first love,” a young man he spent a few his summers with beginning at age 19.
“Whoever you are, wherever you are..I’m starting to think we’re a lot alike,” the begins. “Human beings spinning on blackness. All wanting to be seen, touched, paid attention to.” The lengthy letter, titled “thank you’s” details a relationship Ocean had with a man, who it turns out had a girlfriend just as Frank had as well, and the tumultuous emotions that followed. “He wouldn’t tell me the truth about his feelings for me for another 3 years,” Ocean continues before adding, “I couldn’t imagine keeping up my life without him.”
Frank also chronicles how he used music as a form of therapy: “I wrote to keep myself busy and sane. I wanted to create world that were rosier than mine.” He ends by revealing that he has shared his story with some people close to him, including his mother. And although he admits to being unsure what happens next, he says he finally feels emancipated from his past: “I feel like a free man. If I listen closely.. I can hear the sky falling too.”
In the end do you think this will help, hinder, or have any affect at all on his career?