The internet is a Buzz today about singer Frank Ocean’s performance at the VMA’s last night. Ocean pulled off a ‘slam damn thank you ma’am’ — so to speak…with the execution of it all. The award winning artist appeared seemingly lost in thought as he delivered “Thinkin’ Bout You,” a stream-of-consciousness confession from his new album “Channel Orange.”
Lady Gaga tweeted, “Watch frank ocean steal this whole show. I’m dead.” Fans seemed to share similar sentiments:
@ZachWeaver34 Frank Ocean is sooooo smoooooth.
@MichaelBartko Frank ocean is one of the most talented artist out right now. No doubt. @stfuloco Frank Ocean is the best ocean. Sorry Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic….
@KidFury Maxwell said Frank Ocean “slayed it” tonight.
Ocean’s first full-length studio album, Channel Orange, was set to be released July 17, and a letter in which he declared his first love, for another man, was initially meant to be a part of the album’s liner notes. But following an early listening party, BBC Radio 1Xtra personality Max pointed out that the lyrics referred to “he” and “him” instead of “she” and “her,” which she took to be an indication that Ocean is gay or bisexual. Ocean took matters into his own hands, and on Independence Day he posted that letter on his Tumblr for the entire world to see.
My hope is that the babies born these days will inherit less of the bullshit than we did. anyhow, what I’m about to post is for anyone who cares to read. It was intended to fill the thank you’s section in my album credits, but with all the rumors going around…I figured it’d be good to clarify…
His letter went viral and traveled worldwide in a matter of moments. Suddenly, everyone knew his name.
4 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. I’d hear his conversation and his silence…until it was time to sleep. Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless…. It was my first love, it changed my life.
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