When Frank Ocean released his letter a few weeks back revealing his love for another man, we knew it would raise plenty of conversation, both good and bad.
Well for the most part Ocean has received plenty of positive feedback and support, but rapper Mysonne has his own thoughts about the way Frank Ocean went about revealing his sexuality.
“Well basically what I said was I felt that he made a coward’s move,” Mysonne said on Ocean’s decision to hide his sexuality. “When you come into this industry, we’re all faced with dilemmas and we’re all faced with choices and I think when you take a choice to deceive a fan base based on whatever it is, whatever it is that you represent – if you represent it, say, ‘This is what I represent.’ Don’t wait until you get a fan base following you because they think you represent something else and then say, ‘Oh, by the way, I just happen to be bisexual or gay.’ Especially as an R&B artist,” Mysonne told VladTV.
With Frank Ocean experiencing solid album sales for the first week of his ‘Channel Orange‘ release, Mysonne questions the timing of Ocean’s announcement.
“I felt that the timing, also, made it real suspect to me. Oh, now you wait until your album’s about to drop?” Mysonne continued, “the Hip Hop community is already under fire, and when we keep using these cheap gimmicks and strategies to sell records, and build up, it just demeans the quality of what we do.”
Check out the full interview with Mysonne after the jump.