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Many music fans are in shock this morning as the R & B singer bravely came out of the closet overnight.
The 24-year-old singer/songwriter, who is a member of the group Odd Future, dropped the bombshell news on his blog yesterday, admitting his first love was a man. Below are excerpts from his coming out post -
“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 [Upcoming album "Channel Orange"], but with all the rumors going round.. i figured it’d be good to clarify.
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.
Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realised I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating to the women I had been with, the ones I cared for and thought I was in love with.
I sat there and told my friend how I felt. I wept as the words left my mouth. I grieved for then. Knowing I could never take them back for myself. He patted my back. He said kind things. He did his best, but he wouldn’t admit the same.
He had to go back inside soon. It was late and his girlfriend was waiting for him upstairs. He wouldn’t tell the truth about his feelings for me for another 3 years. I felt like I’d only imagined reciprocity for years.
I kept up a peculiar friendship with him because I couldn’t imagine keeping up my life without him. I struggled to master myself and my emotions. I wasn’t always successful.
I don’t have any secrets I need kept anymore. There’s probably some small s**t still, but you know what I mean. I was never alone, as much as it felt like it. As much as I still do sometimes. I never was. I don’t think I ever could be. Thanks. To my first love, I’m grateful for you.”
Frank’s fellow Odd Future Tyler the Creator tweeted his support for Frank… the best way he knows how. Tyler wrote: “My Big Brother Finally F*cking Did That. Proud Of That Ni**a Cause I Know That Sh*t Is Difficult Or Whatever. Anyway. Im A Toilet.”
Frank, who’s single ‘Thinking About You‘ has been burning up the charts, is set to release his new album Channel Orange on July 17.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON FRANK COMING OUT? ARE YOU SHOCKED? DO YOU THINK THIS WILL HURT HIS CAREER?
A screen shot of his full post is below – [read more...]