“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane recently talked about his admiration for R&B singer Frank Ocean and just how much of a global star he has turned in to.
Slated to host tonight’s “Saturday Night Live” set, MacFarlane gave props to his guest performer’s talent.
We then asked MacFarlane to weigh in on musical guest Frank Ocean and how his R&B stylings work into the variety show. “Frank is a huge get for the show. He’s the guy right now,” MacFarlane said. “I’m scandalously ignorant when it comes to almost all popular music but he’s huge; he’s like the biggest act in the world right now and is an enormously talented guy.” (MTV)
Recently, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller applauded Ocean’s music and, specifically, the decision to reveal his bisexuality publicly this summer.
Mac continued to salute Frank Ocean for speaking on his sexuality back on July 4. “I think it was the dopest shit anyone’s done this year,” Mac Miller said. “Him coming out and being gay was cool as f*ck. Because it was like alright… No one’s done that sh*t before. That’s like risky as hell. And I’m sure there’s a lot of people who could, but he made the illest music and then said that and people were like, ‘Okay. Whatever. It doesn’t matter. … I am just curious as if he would have came out like that from the start, what would it be like. But I’m glad it happened. I think it was dope. That was legendary.” (Billboard)
Miami’s Trina stood up for the singer’s announcement a few months ago.
Frank Ocean isn’t being met with resistance from the entire hip hop community — rapper Trina tells TMZ, she fully supports Frank coming out, claiming, “He’s extremely talented and that’s what matters.” But Trina tells us, “I don’t think [Frank’s] music sales or the level of support his music obtains should be judged based on his sexual preference.” She adds, “If he’s happy and comfortable with his sexuality then so be it. I feel his decision to come forward was bold and honest. It’s his life. Let him enjoy and live it. I wish him much success and happiness.” (TMZ)
Ocean recently revealed the truth behind releasing his open letter on Independence Day.
He said that his open letter was written in December 2011 with a view to include it in the album sleeve notes in order to pre-empt speculation that might arise from some of its songs addressing men. “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.” The Odd Future member also downplayed the risk in his coming out. “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.” (Guardian)