Odd Future Singer: My First Love Was a Man

Frank Ocean marks hip-hop milestone with sexuality revelation
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2012 4:08 PM CDT
Singer Frank Ocean performs onstage at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at The Empire Polo Field on April 13, 2012 in Indio, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Frank Ocean, member of the rap group Odd Future, revealed today that his first love was a man—making him, TMZ notes, "the first hip-hop star to publicly address a sexual attraction to men." Ocean, who has collaborated with Kanye West and Jay-Z, told the story in a message on his Tumblr page. "Four summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too," he writes, concluding, "I don't have any secrets I need kept anymore … I feel like a free man." See TMZ for more, including the reaction of Ocean's bandmate Tyler the Creator. (Read more Frank Ocean stories.)

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