New Video: Frank Ocean – ‘Pyramids’

Published: Sunday 16th Sep 2012 by David

Frank Ocean hits the strip club and the desert for his latest visual piece, ‘Pyramids’.

Joined by SNL buddy John Mayer and more than enough strippers, the flick sees the ‘Bad Religion‘ vocalist spawn his most creative effort to date-breathing new life into the reflective number.

We love it, so get all the way into it below…

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  1. Honesty September 16, 2012

    The only song I like on this elevator music album. But I won’t be watching the video.

    • Monstarebel September 16, 2012

      the album is pretty wack minus this song he’s all hype

      • I’m A KING September 16, 2012

        But you stand for Rihanna

        I CAN’T

      • BeyNATION September 16, 2012

        @I’m A KING .. YOU CAN.

        Rihanna’s music is chart TOPPING.. Her entire career is a hype LOL sorry there hun *stan

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  3. JJFan1814 September 16, 2012

    Very refreshing…Soft core p***. 🙂 lol

    • James227 September 16, 2012

      The only thing missing is the dudes lol because we all know those women don’t do nothing for him, Song is nice but video??

  4. DOSSOME September 16, 2012

    I’m one of those who think this gay exploited his sexuality as a promotional tool for Channel Orange,But I honestly like this song & so many others on this album.

    • BeyUnique September 16, 2012

      How is he any different from girls like Rihanna who sell their business to the press for media coverage,

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        ^^^^ b**** let’s not today.

      • Beyonce keep em mad September 16, 2012

        He is very different for Rihanna , he has talent and that’s something Rihanna doesn’t.

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  6. Darren September 16, 2012

    major disappointment . The first half of the song is 800x better…

  7. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

    I’m Sick Of The industry’s basic b****** Using My Culture , My pyramids and stuffs like that and humiliating them like that in some ghetto trash like that, what is the link between “pyramids” and “a f*****’ stripper club” ?!!

    and the b**** didn’t put the pyramids in a f***** american land ….
    and Wtf is “workin at the pyramids tonight” ?!! is he hinting at slavery in ancient egypt or some s*** like that ?!!

    and isn’t this n**** gay , why he can’t be more realistic and make a video about loving a guy ? wasn’t he the fearless black gay months ago to some ? so why living a lie now ?

    this s*** is not tasteful , can’t wait for this one bandwagon to be OVER.

    and it will be banned as well ………. PLUS the fact that is says ” directed by nabil” and this is clearly an arabic name and the whole thing about “pyramids” says alot ..


    • JAKE September 16, 2012





      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        Thank You for understanding 😀 , i know most ppl in here won’t even understand , But I speak my mind 😉

        Thanks 😀

    • KING-BREEZYONCÉ September 16, 2012

      STFU & Enjoy the Masterpice 🙄

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        What masterpiece U piece of s*** ?!! Wasn’t you African american ppl who got mad over “mary J Blige” cuz she made a f***** Ad for a chicken sandwich or some s*** like that ?
        U called it racist for that reason , right ?

        so Why Can’t I call this s*** Out as well ?!!

        stay in your business if u have any. this n**** disrespects my culture , my religion and I won’t be cool about it !

      • Beyonce keep em mad September 16, 2012

        I know right , we as people can do what we choose get over it .

    • #LHHA September 16, 2012

      Pyramid is the name of a strip club in Centreville, IL, so i doubt his reference to “working at the Pyramid” has anything to do with slavery. And what people fail to realize that when something offends you and you comment under the post, your words aint gon make it go away and it aint gon change the situation. so y go on and on like you’re getting some straightening when all you doing is venting to a computer

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        at least i said my opinion you know.

    • MC September 16, 2012

      You can’t blame them, Africa is the most unique continent (in my biased opinion)….Africa is where you find the most historical places and the most history of the world…..I am so proud to be African. But yeah, people love to exploit cultures that aren’t theirs without fully understanding the meanings behind it.

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        @MC :

        where are u from ?

        and i’m still shocked you understood me 🙂

      • MC September 16, 2012

        @pop as much as your shade ass gets on my nerves sometimes you are one of the very few people I find entertaining on this site along with Suicide Blonde and Johnvidal …. ;D. But anyways, I am originally from Ethiopia and then I moved to the U.S. so we aren’t far from each other in terms of our countries. Do you live in Egypt or somewhere else?

    • Twitter – @091094_ September 16, 2012


      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        HOW Cute.

        keep saying that to yourself.

      • lol September 16, 2012

        your right ..look at the itunes art work frank created for the song … it shows that erection… lol Pop is wrong

      • Nik September 16, 2012

        Kinda does make since, I was wondering what the connection between s** and pyramids were. I know his songs have deep meaning and everyone finds different interpretations.

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        @LOL :

        I don’t care , this n**** is a snake , how the f*** u can’t see it ?
        he’s even predictable at this point , releasing his album just after that “i am gay” mess , and now releasing this s*** after the SNL gig ?

        Predictable. sorry , i will miss this train !

    • THE KING September 16, 2012

      Yeah and we are sick of your people burning our flag and killing our innocent people. So shut the f*** up c*** !!!!

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        B**** , You know how many ppl got killed in Iraq because of US’s foolishness ?!!!!!!!!!!!

        do NOT ever talk about killing , you are criminals yourselves.

    • lol September 16, 2012

      @ Pop

      yet you have know problem with Rihanna bussin wide open on the VMA stage with an Egyptian themed background saying”I love the way you eat it” AND Her Egyptian themed video for Where have you been with her pattin her p**** in the choreo ???

      What about Beyonce who toured Egypt with famous Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass … who was so pissed off at her lack of desire to known the history of the Pyramids he called her a “rude and stupid person”


      I agree with you that alot of artist use Egytian mythology and imagery for their own personal gain but I don’t think Frank Ocean is one of them… Look at the ENTIRE song Pyramids , the first half he is discussing Cleopatra as his black Queen who he is heart broken over … in the second half he paints a story of how modern day black women have been down graded to stripping or prostituting at clubs alluding to “Pyramids ” telling the story from the point of view of a pimp

      Frank is truly deep artist Pop open your mind

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        @LOL :

        I will love to take the last part of your comment , but he’s still disrespectful someway.

        and Rihanna is the biggest fan of egypt among all of them , she can’t be labbeled as disrespectful while having like 2 tats on her body which are pure egyptian.

        i have no problem with her anyway , and Where have you been was african inspired , nothing egyptian about it beside her eye make-up i guess ! nothing egyptian in there , rather african and native american !
        PLUS , her Vma’s performance had nothing egyptian !! it was lots of golden stuffs mixed together , hinting at Cb’s tattoo which had a snake/some triangle in it !!
        not everything golden=egyptian !!
        her s*** was like her performing in alaadin’s agrabah 😆

    • xtincta September 17, 2012

      Unless you’re Jewish I don’t think you have a right to be offended cause Black people didn’t even build the pyramids.

  8. BIG DOGG September 16, 2012

    I am KILLED.

  9. SBC19 September 16, 2012

    He’s a gay homosexual.

    • MC September 16, 2012

      Really?!? OMG!!!! I didn’t know this!!! You mean to tell me he f**** guys!!!! OMG!!!! *sarcasm*

    • MaZ September 16, 2012

      Have you checked yourself?

  10. SOORYYA >>>>> THE GLOBE September 16, 2012

    I wonder if Adele will still be stanning for him even after this video, though.


    “She’s workin’ at the Pyramids tonight” = She’s serving as my s** slave tonight. Or else.

    But Beyonce has done that before, on “Dance for You” video, dressing like 40’s Egyptians and dancing for a white man as to ask him fore S**. Why can’t that be considered “disrespectful” aswell?

    I understand that your sons were the original builders of the Pyramids, but I don’t think it’s that huge crime for some one to sample your culcture.

    And this “n****” is BI-sexual, not Gay. His first love was a guy, and that’s all. See : his first album. I know you won’t even illegal-download it, but it was all about females and girls and pleasure JSYK. Even his last album contained no more than 2 or 3 tracks about loving a man.

    I don’t think it’s gonna be banned, either. channel ORANGE has a track on it called “Bad Religion”, in which he’s supposted to be “attacking Islam”, and look . . Anything happened so far?

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

      But Beyonce has done that before, on “Dance for You” video, dressing like 40′s Egyptians and dancing for a white man as to ask him fore S**. Why can’t that be considered “disrespectful” aswell?
      I’m Not Black. and i don’t see anything offensive in a black woman dancing for a white man in 2012 , she can dance for whoever , no one cared and nothing racist about it.
      and during the 40’s , egypt was occupied by UK and ppl were dressing like British ppl and everything wasn’t 100% egyptian if you get what i’m hinting at, so i don’t see anything offensive to me as an egyptian in D4u’s mv.
      and i won’t discuss anything considering if he’s gay or bi , so over this s***.

      and sampling is one thing , but acting as if you wished they were in US is another thing , it is like putting “taj mahal” in italy , will that make any sense to you if u were an indian ?!! i’m sure it will look disrespectful !
      and no one in middle east know about him that much as u think , we get attacked everyday by some lessor b****** making fun of us and we don’t care that much , why we will care about some black artist say it is a bad religion cuz it doesn’t allow gayness ?!
      god be with him , that’s all i can say , but for me , this s*** isn’t cute , and i’ve noticed ppl are so off now with anything egyptian now , that’s why they call anything egyptian = illuminati , u think i’m happy with that ? of course not.

      i know u won’t understand tho ..

      • SOORYYA >>> THE GLOBE September 16, 2012

        I do co-sign on every word you just said, but I don’t think I even mentioned him being well-known by Middle-Easters or anything.

        Plus, I DO know what you mean by “basic b******”. I live in Syria, you know.

        We broke millions of records at levels of crime. +300 people are killed, slaughtered, tortured/r**** until death, on daily in my country. So at most, what happened in YOUR country a few months ago was ZERO compared to what’s happening in Syria.

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        Girl , I won’t discuss Politics in here , But my Heart and my Prayers goes to every family in syria !!

        and what’s happening in syria is the complete opposite to what happened to Egypt.

        it is new world order u know , right ? they do that s*** and pushing them agendas in full force now don’t they ?
        what’s happening now in your country is a crime ! they started with Iraq , Libya , and it is still going on , they need to finish all of this before 21 dec if u want to know !!

        but getting back to this s*** right here , u see this man ? u know what he’s talking about ? in bad religion ” notice the name of the song” he say “one-man cult” and s*** like that , please tell me this is not disrespectful !
        and now he is humiliating my culture with s*** like “cleopatra” and pyramids and stuffs ?
        so i see what this n**** is doing. i don’t care if he’s gay or with one testicle , i really don’t , but don’t come for my culture or my religion !!

      • Nik September 16, 2012

        @Pop Royalty
        I’m curious to know what the connection of Egyptian symbols and Illumanti came from. I myself notice the signs when watching certain artists, but when I hear people talk about it, they sometimes sound delusional with their conspiracy theories. I don’t personally know anyone Egyptian so I’m wondering why people equate those signs and symbols with evil?

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        @Nik :

        I love ppl like u who want to understand 😀

        look , The Ancient Egyptian culture is full of Symbolism , i don’t know if i can put it all in one comment , but it is really something rich !!

        Let’s just separate 2 things : the “devil-worshiping” part of the illuminati , and the egyptian symbolism associated with it.

        there’s a clear mania considering the ancient egyptian culture nowadays , in case u were living under a rock , u wouldn’t notice it , it is in the Sb performance , the Olympic games , almost in every musical festival , every music video, etc … something is going on , but still , eye of horus is not evil and pyramids is nothing evil. maybe it is a symbol of longevity or something to anyone use it , IDK !!!!

        let’s get to the artists part , they all belong to labels and they get dressed and accessorized almost by the same ppl , they get phot’d by the same photographers and do the same poses , like that O-K eye pose u see in gaga’s poker face , that ain’t egyptian , and i don’t know if it is evil !
        maybe they find that fashionable or trendy , IDk , but i know nothing about my culture is evil or related to devil worshiping , and those artists aren’t egyptians and know nothing about egypt !! they just find it look cool on camera and go with it i guess !! cuz you know ancient egyptians were years ahead of everybody and there are still secrets to be revealed !
        maybe those artists belong to a secret society that is obsessed with everything egyptian or symbolism considering it , i don’t know , but is it originally evil ? i don’t think so.
        U can come and visit egypt someday , u will be obsessed i’m sure 😉 !

        but maybe u need to read a lil about those illuminati and those 13 bloodlines in your spare-time , amusing 😀 !! they will do anything to make ancient egypt look satanic and evil 😀

        Amusing i’m telling you !!! those illuminati theorists are retarded !!

      • SOORYYA >>> THE GLOBE September 16, 2012


        Do you ever compare Om Kwlthoom / Abdul Haleem’s vocal abilities to those of an American vocalist such as Michael Jackson or Whitney Huston?

        Tell me if it’s a stupid question, though.

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        @sooryya :

        I don’t think so , those are super huge !! u have Oum kalthoum’s strong voice that can’t be compared to any one tbh.
        i can compare them to the 50’s/60’s/70’s artists , not MJ who happened in the 80’s or whitney who came in the 90’s !!
        we had AH , they had frank sinatra and elvis , we had OK , they had like aretha or divas like her !! it is fun u asked 😉

        whitney is a beast , she’s at the top with them !! but seriously , her voice is my fav among them >>>>

        oum kalthoum is too strong for my ears 😆

        and no it is not stupid , actually i’m getting asked some cool questions in this post 😀

      • I’m A KING September 16, 2012


  11. Nope September 16, 2012

    Nah. I don’t f*** with that gay s***. Didn’t even watch.

    • #LHHA September 16, 2012

      but you clicked on the post just to comment under the video that you”didn’t watch”….yea ok

    • I’m A KING September 16, 2012

      What str8 person would do such?

  12. Nik September 16, 2012

    Funny that I envisioned a strip club when I heard this song. The lyrics suggest a woman “Cleopatra”, either prostitute or stripper, is going to work at the pyrimad which represents a club. The first verse is describing a pimp who employs her and the second is a guy who’s in love with her. I wonder what was the meaning of the blurriness and distored faces. Did the Novacaine not wear off?

  13. JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) September 16, 2012

    I really like it! He finally did a decent video 🙂 And yeah didn´t even use the first part of the song, which is the best part. But it fits the video this way
    I like the album too. Listen to it once in a while. It´s so relaxing

    • MC September 16, 2012

      I usually agree with you about 95% of the time, but this one I have got to disagree. He is very talented, but he has to be the most boring vocalist/entertainer of all time. I just can’t…..

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        “he has to be the most boring vocalist/entertainer of all time. I just can’t…..”

      • JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) September 16, 2012

        He is a boring entertainer yes. But the songs are good and like I said… I use the album to relax haha I´m not going that far calling it boring but u know. I wouldn´t listen to it at some other times, but great for relax yourself when you get home

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        ^^ U can use madonna’s “bedtime stories” instead.

        “Inside of me” >>>>>

      • SOORYYA >>> THE GLOBE September 16, 2012


        I love checking for 20th century albums aswell. You ever heard “The Writing’s on the Wall” ?

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        yup 😀 , by DC , right ?

      • SOORYYA September 16, 2012


        “Jumpin’ Jumpin'” and “Bug a Boo” are still the s*** to me since Jan 2011. Those days!

        And also that “A Girl Like Me” by Rihanna, so underrated!

        “Who You’re Gonna Run to” >>>>>

        But when you see your album, which’s opening track is a song about bondage s**, getting nominated for “ALBUM OF THE YEAR”, that’s when you should realize you’re doing the right job.

        Business = Business, finally.

        I don’t mind she does that kinda music. Nothing wrong with some s**, hello!

        She reminds me of some Madonna. I mean, the way she keeps teaching them how to respect her >>>>>

      • SOORYYA September 16, 2012

        Just the other day, “The Writing’s on the Wall” has crossed the 13.5 million mark.

        I don’t know, they used to slay. I don’t know why they disbanded.

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        oh , you are so cool , Rihanna is making her own version of madonna if u get me 😉
        nothing bad about singing about s** , but don’t get trashy and silly while doing so 😀

        they disbanded cuz everyone of them wanted to go solo i guess ?!

  14. MaZ September 16, 2012

    Does it mean there will be another video for the first half of the song?

  15. REBECCA BLACK STAN September 16, 2012

    hes a smelly black so he wont get a number one. you see how riri and beyflopsay are flopping bcuz theyre black while katy+taylor+cher are slaying because theyre white.

    stop trying because youll still be a smelly n***** and people will still hate you for whatever you do.

    my mom and my friends always tell me not to make friends with black c****.

    • BIG DOGG September 16, 2012

      B**** LMAO at your white ass now. BEYONCE is flopping???

      80 x 80 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    • AREALEST September 16, 2012

      I actually found this comment entertaining. Mainly because something tells me you’re not even white. I mean, your on “necolebitchie” for christ sakes. #SELFHATEMUCH?

      • AREALEST September 16, 2012

        And “Thatgrapejuice” is no different. I guess your also into concreteloop as well.

    • Gladly September 16, 2012

      Go’ne head and troll for that attention, loner. LOL

  16. SOORYYA September 16, 2012

    “Inside Of Me”

    I can’t stop thinking of you
    The things we used to do
    The secrets we once shared
    I’ll always find them there
    In my memories

    But this heartache isn’t going anywhere
    In the public eye I act like I don’t care
    When there’s no one watching me
    I’m crying


    I will always have you, inside of me
    Even though you’re gone
    Love still carries on
    Love, inside of me

    I keep a picture of you
    Next to my bed at night
    And when I wake up scared
    I know I’ll find you there
    Watching over me


    When my world seems to crumble all around
    And foolish people try to bring me down
    I just think of your smiling face
    And I’m flying


    You’ll always be inside of my heart
    Inside of me


    I will always have you, inside of me
    Even though you’re gone
    Love still carries on
    Love still carries on

    I will always feel you
    You’ll always be inside of my heart
    I’ll always have you inside of me
    I will always have you

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

      Girl , You became my friend 😀

      • SOORYYA September 16, 2012

        Good to know! :mrgreen:

  17. BitchPlease September 16, 2012

    If I’m not mistaken he said he was Bi-sexual.. that and gay or 2 different things.. I’m getting irritated with folks overlooking that..

    • Beyonce keep em mad September 16, 2012

      most men that say they are bi and normally GAY, they say bi to make it seem better.

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

        “most men that say they are bi and normally GAY, they say bi to make it seem better. ”

      • Nik September 16, 2012

        So what does it mean when a woman says it? Is it not possible he could actually be attracted to both? It’s more of a double standard issue. If it’s Nicki Minaj, it adds to her s** appeal, if it’s Frank Ocean, people who used to like his music say ” I ain’t with that gay s***.”

    • Gladly September 16, 2012

      Meh. Bi shmi, he’s a man that likes d***…that overrides everything else. Black men don’t get to play Ann Heche.

      • Common Sense September 16, 2012

        How about you open up a simple high school human sexuality book instead of spouting idiotic diatribe like “that overrides everything” and educate yourself.

  18. Beyonce keep em mad September 16, 2012

    Yass Frank this is my fav off the CD very good

  19. REBECCA BLACK STAN September 16, 2012

    well pop and soryya…….aretha franklin has only 2 number ones and katy has 7. and that means that katy is more iconic than aretha and 6 times bigger than her.

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) September 16, 2012

      and by “Bigger” u mean weight wise or impact wise ?

      cuz i’m sure aretha is a winner eitherway.

  20. rhia September 16, 2012

    love this guy. such a genius

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  23. MACHIAVEL September 16, 2012

    Seriously What Is Soooooo Special About This Guy??? Really What’s Up With Him? I Just Think Usher S*** On Him!!

  24. CHILE PLEASE!! September 17, 2012

    Yeeeeeeees…. Ms. Ocean was pumping down the runway in the beginning…..WTF is that at 2:30 mark? She looks like a Drag-Cat! Ewwwwwwwwwwwww…….sorry he is sooooooooooooo boring….snooze fest!

  25. LOL DAMN September 17, 2012

    After channel orange we will never hear from him again.. He played the gay community face real hard just to sell records. I doubt this guy is really gay or bi. Just gimmick to cover the fact that he is a blah artist

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