First Lady Michelle Obama offered up some love to Odd Future, specifically Frank Ocean, during her appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last night (February 22).
While on the popular late night talk show, Mrs. Obama credited her daughters for putting her up on Ocean.
“They don’t really listen to us,” Michelle said when asked if she gives her kids musical suggestions. “They try to hip us to stuff, you know, I learned about Elle Varner because of Malia and they like Frank Ocean, we are Beyoncé devotes. But there’s some music that they’ll tell us, ‘I think the music is too rough for you.’ I’m like, ‘Really?’ … They don’t allow us to just listen to anything. They’re looking out for our well-being.” (“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”)
Earlier this month, Mrs. Obama dished out her love for Ocean and said she hoped he won a Grammy award.
GRAMMY nominee Michelle Obama has a couple of predictions for this year’s awards show. The First Lady, who was nominated for her spoken word reading of her book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, told People Kelly Clarkson and Frank Ocean should win one of the big prizes handed out this Sunday. She said she would like to see Kelly, who just played the Inauguration, win Song Of The Year because “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” is an “empowering song with a positive message.” As for who should take home Album Of The Year, Mrs. Obama would like to see Ocean’s Channel Orange win. “He’s a young, innovative performer with a soulful sound.” (CBS Local)
A few days ago, Frank won a trophy at London’s annual BRIT Awards ceremony.
Frank Ocean, Adele, and Emeli Sandé won big at this year’s BRIT Awards, held today (February 20) at London’s O2 Arena. Ocean snagged the trophy for International Male Solo Artist, Adele nabbed the British Single statue for her Oscar-nominated “Skyfall” theme, and Sandé took home two awards: British Female Solo Artist and the night’s top honor, the MasterCard British Album of the Year for her debut album, Our Version of Events. (SPIN)
Days prior, the Odd Future member walked away with a Grammy award in Los Angeles.
After his performance, Grammy voters went with Team Frank in the urban contemporary album battle. Frank Ocean won the Grammy for his “Channel Orange,” but made no reference to his spat with fellow nominee Chris Brown. He kept his thank yous short — his mother, Def Jam and Odd Future Records. (E! Online)
Check out The First Lady’s interview: