July 4: Frank Ocean decides to come out as a bisexual man, revealing that his first love was to a man. The news became huge all over the world, mainly because it was a black man admitting to having feelings for another man and it didn’t help for the fact that his music was very much associated with the Hip-Hop and R&B genre.
While some have been foolish and are against Frank’s coming out, such as Lil Scrappy, other musicians from the likes of Beyonce and Jay-Z, have showed nothing but love for the newcomer – who dropped his debut album a few days ago – making it even more riskier on the success of the record, which could be heavily damaged by his outing.
Now, Ne-Yo speaks out, and while he seems to be in supports for the artist, his words were very confusing. Ne-Yo uses words such as “if that’s how he rock, that’s how he rock” to explain the situation. In a recent interview, the singer was asked on what he thought of Ocean coming out to the world on his Tumblr page, he says:
“To each his own, if that’s how he rock, that’s how he rock, you know what I mean. It don’t change the fact that his music is incredible. It don’t change the fact that he’s an incredible artist. He chose to put his personal life out there, and that’s him. I don’t fault people for who they are, if that’s really who you are, you know what I mean. If that’s really who you are then by all means do what you do. I’m not gonna judge you behind that. That’s not my place.”
Speaking of being called ugly and gay himself in recent years, the singer has come to terms with his haters and adds: “Call me ugly or something, let’s think of something else. This whole gay thing has been lingering for a little too long. Say I’m adopted, I’ll take the ninja turtle comments, I’ll take that. Let’s do something else.”