Oscar-winning actor/singer Jamie Foxx and Cash Money’s Jay Sean are the latest entertainers to rally up support and back R&B crooner Frank Ocean.
Foxx pointed out the cultural significance Ocean’s bi-sexuality announcement will have.
“Elton John did it. For Frank Ocean to do it and be hip-hop and black, he’s breaking ground, and kudos to him. At the end of the day, his music is for everybody,” Foxx told MTV News correspondent Josh Horowitz before breaking into a bit of comedy. “Now when I put his music on, I am trying to get at the ladies. Frank, you helping me out. You done left more for me, Frank,” he said jokingly. (MTV)
Jay Sean said fans should narrow in on Ocean’s content rather than his personal lifestyle.
The “Do You Remember” singer adds that the sexual preference of a singer should not be a factor when looking for new music. “When you listen to a song, just heard the voice and that song, you have no idea what that person looks like, what color they are, how old they are, you have no idea of their sexual orientation, none of that, so all you should judge is what you’re hearing,” he said. (VIBE)
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently called out anyone who judges the singer based on his sexual preference.
“Anyone that has an issue with Frank Ocean is an idiot,” 50 Cent told MTV UK. “I think Frank Ocean is a talented artist, I think he’s created material that made me know his name, that impressed me, with things he said on a song like ‘Novacane.’ ” For Fif, Ocean’s efforts in the studio are way more important than his goings-on in the bedroom, and because Frank has delivered exemplary performances on record, his romantic revelation is a non-issue for the Get Rich or Die Tryin’ MC. “It could be revolutionary or it could be a tragedy,” he said before noting the timing of Frank’s announcement and his Channel Orange album release. “You can call it brave or you can call it marketing, because it was intentional; it wasn’t an accident.” (MTV UK)
Slaughterhouse’s Royce Da 5’9 has also applauded the Odd Future affiliate for coming forward with his bi-sexuality.
“A huge part of the industry is insecure,” Royce explained “So, like, I embrace integrity. Definitely. I think it’s awesome. I think a lot of other artists should take a page out of his book and be themselves,” said Royce. “Because you don’t have to listen to it – that’s your choice if you’d rather listen to it or not. The fact that he’s telling you the truth is awesome.” (FUSE TV)
Check out Jay Sean’s interview below: