In this today’s edition of The Guardian, Frank Ocean speaks with candor about his motives for sharing his truth. Though the full interview wont be available until tomorrow, the Guardian teases the story with a few quotes and we’ve got some of them for you here.
“I wished at 13 there was somebody I looked up to who would have said something like that, who would have been transparent in that way,”
“I knew that I was writing in a way that people would ask questions,” he said. “I knew that my star was rising, and I knew that if I waited I would always have somebody that I respected be able to encourage me to wait longer, to not say it till who knows when.”
On this risks to him he had this to say, “People are just afraid of things too much … 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.”
You can read The Guardian piece HERE or click on http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jul/21/frank-ocean-guardian-exclusive-interview