Russell Simmons Praises 'Brave' Frank Ocean
Simmons says Ocean discussing his sexuality is a 'big day for hip-hop'...
The music mogul wrote: "I am profoundly moved by the courage and honesty of Frank Ocean. Your decision to go public about your sexual orientation gives hope and light to so many young people still living in fear.
"These type of secrets should not matter anymore, but we know they do, and because of that I decided to write this short statement of support for one of the greatest new artists we have."
Simmons went on to commend Ocean, stating he has "undeniable" gifts, "enormous" talent and "incredible" bravery, stating: "His actions this morning will uplift our consciousness and allow us to become better people.
"Every single one of us is born with peace and tranquility in our heart. Frank just found his."
Simmons - who founded the Def Jam record label with Tyler, The Creatoralso came out in support of Ocean, tweeting that he was "proud" of the star.