Frank Ocean: ‘I’M Happy When I Wake Up In The Morning’
With the recent release of his ‘Channel Orange’ album, a live performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and the announcement of an American tour, Frank Ocean has not been short of media attention. However, it was when the ‘Swim Good’ singer went public about his sexuality that he started making the news worldwide...
In today’s issue of The Guardian Guide, Ocean talks about the aftereffect he has felt since revealing the letter, saying: “I’m happy when I wake up in the morning and not with this freakin’ boulder on my chest.”
He stated that his decision to come out was based on more than just himself: “I wished at 13 there was somebody I looked up to who would have said something like that, who would have been transparent in that way.”
He went on to say that he isn't afraid of being victimised: “People are just afraid of things too much," he said. "Sure, evil exists, extremism exists. Somebody could commit a hate crime and hurt me. But they could do the same just because I’m black. They could do the same just because I’m American.”
Words: Tiffany Calver (@TiffanyCalver)