''I Cried Like A F**king Baby''
In an interview with GQ, Frank Ocean spoke about the open letter that announced his bisexuality to the world and how it affected him personally. The singer/songwriter shared just how emotional the entire ordeal was for him.
"The night I posted it, I cried like a f*cking baby," he said. "It was like all the frequency just clicked to a change in my head. All the receptors were now receiving a different signal, and I was happy. I hadn't been happy in so long. I've been sad again since, but it's a totally different take on sad. There's just some magic in truth and honesty and openness."
"When I was growing up, there was nobody in my family--not even my mother--who I could look to and be like, 'I know you've never said anything homophobic.' So, you know, you worry about people in the business who you've heard talk that way," he continued. "Some of my heroes coming up talk recklessly like that. It's tempting to give those views and words-- that ignorance--more attention than they deserve. Very tempting. Some people said, 'He's saying he fell in love with a guy for hype.' As if that's the best hype you can get in hip-hop or black music. So I knew that if I was going to say what I said, it had to be in concert with one of the most brilliant pieces of art that has come out in my generation. And that's what I did. Why can I say that? Why I don't have to affect all this humility and sh*t is because I worked my a** off. I worked my face off. And the part that you love the most is the easiest part for me. So I'll do it again."