Gay singer Frank Ocean rarely gives interviews but recently sat down with GQ to chat about – among other things – politics and skincare
“You really need to do a gentle wash and put a night moisturizer on. You can’t have the retinol in your creams in the day because it makes you more sun-sensitive, so you wanna throw that on at night. I need the night cream because when I wake up I feel very beautiful, moisturized and ready to have people making eye contact with me, ready to look above my eyebrow, below the eyebrow,” Ocean told Blonded Radio co-hosts Emmett Cruddas and Vegyn. “That’s the life hack right there. It’s been all these years, and Pharrell still hasn’t given us the keys yet. He just says ‘exfoliate,’ but it’s not just ‘exfoliate’: We need more keys.”
Ocean also talked about how he during the mid-terms used his platform to urge fans to vote.
“It feels less like responsibility and more like a great opportunity that I had and still have,” he explained. “It was a success when I look at it—it felt like something I’d like to continue doing.”
About Frank Ocean
Christopher Edwin Beaux legally changed his name to Frank Ocean on April 23, 2015. He was born on October 28, 1987 in Long Beach California, but grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. He now lives in Los Angeles, California.
What is he famous for?
Frank Ocean is a singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer. He started out as a member of the hip hop collective Odd Future and released a solo mix tape, “Nostalgia, Ultra” in 2011. It was met with critical acclaim, as was his debut studio album “Channel Orange”, released in 2012. Channel Orange reached the top of the Billboard 200 charts. His most recent studio album, entitled “Blonde”, was released in 2016 and was also a chart topping critical success.
Is Frank Ocean gay?
In 2012, a journalist pointed out that several of Ocean’s song lyrics are directed at a male love interest. In response, Frank Ocean posted two, now famous paragraphs on his own website, poetically describing that he first fell in love with a male friend at the age of 19. Although rejected at the time, he expressed positive sentiments about the experience.
In June 2016, Ocean published an essay expressing his sadness and frustration regarding the nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. He describes his first experience with transphobia coming from his own father when he was six years old. He expressed regret at the way people pass on hateful ideas to their children, contributing to depression and suicidal tendencies. His father sued Ocean for defamation over this claim but was unsuccessful.
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