Frank Ocean is again opening up about his life and decision to recently go public with his sexuality, revealing himself to be a gay man. Not that he knows what to make of it all. “I don’t know what happens now, and that’s alrite [sic],” the singer says in a recent interview.
The 24-year-old has gone almost overnight from a well-respected singer and songwriter, having penned songs for the likes of Beyonce and Jay Z, to a figurehead and role model for the homosexual community. “It’s not formulaic,” he explains. “It’s not me necessarily trying to preserve mystique. It’s who I am. It’s how I prefer to move. I really don’t think that deeply about it at all, I swear I don’t. I’m just existing.”
Ocean’s frankness asbout the coming out process is also refreshing, revealing that the singer was less concerned with his public image than with being true to himself.
“People are just afraid of things too much. Afraid of things that don’t necessarily merit fear. Me putting Nostalgia out … what’s physically going to happen? Me saying what I said on my Tumblr last week? 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. Do you just not go outside your house? Do you not drive your car because of the statistics? How else are you limiting your life for fear?”
At the end of the day, Ocean says; “I’m happy when I wake up in the morning, and not with this freakin’ boulder on my chest.”