Is Frank Ocean Gay? What Did Frank Say About His Sexuality?

According to prominent musicians, Frank Ocean is a brave singer because he came out of the closet. It was in 2012 when the singer, who often uses queer themes, let the public know that his feelings work for men and not women. 

The singer knew he was homosexual from when he was a teenager. But never had the chance to share the fact with the world until he became a well-renowned singer.

What is Frank Sexuality? did he come out as gay?
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Through a song from his hit album Channel Orange, he informed us about his gender orientation and his first love story. 

Here, you will know which song it was, what the lyrics were, and when did Frank Ocean officially come out as gay. 

Frank Ocean First Time Came Out As Gay in 2012 Through his “Thinking’ Bout You” 

Frank Ocean’s fans tried to assume his sexuality before he came out. His followers who guessed him a queer were right indeed.

On 17th April 2012, Frank released his album ‘Channel Orange’ and “Thinkin’ Bout You” was its lead track. In a part of the song’s lyrics, he came out using the word ‘Boy’ romantically. 

The lyrics include, 

“My eyes don’t shed tears, but boy, they pour when

I’m thinking’ bought you (ohh no no no)

I’ve been thinking’ bout you (you know know know).”

As he is a guy, everyone is shocked that he isn’t thinking of a girl but a boy. That was when his fans grew more interested, and some began to promote him as homosexual. Ocean remained silent for three months straight and finally confirmed him as gay through a Tumbler letter. 

That song also includes the short story of his first life, where he expressed how he still felt for that particular person. Here are the later lyrics, 

“Yes, of course, I remember; how could I forget how you feel?

You know you were my first time, a new feel 

It will never get old, not in my soul, not in my spirit; keep it alive

We’ll go down this road till it turns from color to black and white.” 

Is Frank Ocean Gay? What Did He Say About His Sexuality?
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Later in an interview, he briefly discussed his first love, which matches the short love story he mentioned in the song.

Frank Ocean Has a Boyfriend But Keeping Him Secret

For a long time, the “Nights” singer was single. He couldn’t forget his first love. But in 2019, an interview with him shocked the media. The singer finally admitted to being involved romantically with someone. 

But he didn’t share the person’s name or any other information. “Gayletter,” asked the star whether he uses dating applications. Frank Ocean answered, “It’s not something I do. Three years have passed since my relationship began.

I’m positive I wasn’t utilizing any dating apps prior to then. I doubt I would utilize dating apps right now. Being a famous person on dating apps can be a little chaotic, but I agree with Marc Jacobs’ stance on that, so I wouldn’t completely throw it out.”

However, speculations say it’s his old friend Memo Guzman. Because In another interview, Frank admitted to sharing his life through lyrics. Since he added his friend’s name romantically in the song “Provider.” 

The lyrics said, “Memo finna start acting out if I don’t see him soon.” It tells how connected they are and how deep Meno feels for Ocean. But Frank Ocean never confirmed his relationship with Memo Guzman. 

Final Words 

No one would have thought that Frank Ocean would come out as homosexual. However, he didn’t label his sexual orientation.

Ocean only stated his feelings towards men. That, however, still falls him in the category of a gay man.

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