Has Frank Ocean been blacklisted by ‘Black’ music?
If an opinion T-Pain is anything to go by, the answer- rather unfortunately- is yes. Indeed, in a recent interview with DJ Vlad, the ‘Go Girl’ rapper has revealed that numerous Hip Hop staples have decided to cut all ties with Ocean…because of his supposed sexual orientation.
Of the sexuality-fuelled blacklisting, Pain shared when quizzed on ‘Urban’s embracing of ‘gay’:
“I don’t think urban music is getting more gay-friendly because if that was the case, Frank Ocean would be on a lot more songs. I know n***as that will not do a song with Frank Ocean just because he gay, but they need him on the fucking song and that’s so terrible to me, man.”
With the world of sport welcoming many an ‘i’m coming out’ story in recent years, it is worth noting that Ocean is the first African-American act in recent history to ‘out‘ himself. This, sending more tremors through the industry than Joe and Jane Doe may be aware of.
So, baring that in mind, let us know…