Frank Ocean’s ‘Blond’ Hit By Copycat Claims

Published: Sunday 21st Aug 2016 by David

A spanner may have been thrown in Frank Ocean‘s creative works.

Find out why the ‘Solo‘ crooner has been slapped with copycat claims today below…

The star’s sophomore set ‘Blond’ was released to the world yesterday evening four years after the unveiling of his debut LP ‘Channel Orange.’

Alas, as Frank’s fans made their way to Apple Music to enjoy the release, fans of the up and coming artist TrapCry made their way to Instagram to point out something they believed was deeply problematic.

What it was?


Citing similarities between the album’s title, artwork, hair colour and pose as their cause for concern, Trap’s supporters received the following message from the artist after he caught wind of ‘Blond’s release.


Ocean is yet to respond to claims he sourced his concept from his peer, but did have this to say about his LP’s journey.

I had the time of my life making all of this,. Thank you all. especially those of you who never let me forget I had to finish. which is basically every one of ya’ll. haha. love you.

Two years ago I found an image of a kid with her hands covering her face.A seatbelt reached across her torso, riding up her neck and a mop of blonde hair stayed swept, for the moment, behind her ears. Her eyes seemed clear and calm but not blank, the road behind her seemed the same. I put myself in her seat then I played it all out in my head.

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  1. grapejuicefan August 21, 2016

    Damn that’s horrible he’s a theif smh

    • andrew August 21, 2016

      well after waiting all this time this dude has done is copying trapcry and bee’s product concepts. gurl bye!

    • tGj = Glory’s Hole August 21, 2016

      Madonna- blonde ambition ?

      Had me readin this mess thinkin frank’s writing cred was in jeopardy
      Gtfoh with this weak sauce

      • Janet Xone August 22, 2016

        But the pose and hair? All a coincidence?

  2. Snf August 21, 2016

    TrapCrys music is amazing… I love Frank but it does seem a lot similar…

  3. Love August 21, 2016

    Oh damn.

  4. Brysonandra Tiller August 21, 2016

    Damn!!! He really is friends with Beyonce. A messy chick who lives for drama!

    • Ocean ? August 21, 2016

      Bryson scanned Gold yet son?

    • Kaleidoscope Dreamz August 21, 2016

      Bryson’s sales and live singing voice though. #FlatterThanAWitchesTitty

      • Don’t (Come for Bryson) August 21, 2016

        But the way Wildheart’s impact is set up….

  5. Ariana’s Grand August 21, 2016

    I would say that it was a coincidence but…same title, same hair and same pose? What kind of Rihanna vs Fefe Dobson mess.

  6. Hur August 21, 2016


    • Kaleidoscope Dreamz August 21, 2016

      I’m glad this fraud has exposed himself, he will never be as good as Miguel and only gets the attention he does is because he came out.

      • Confessions of a Good Kisser August 21, 2016

        Maybe Miguel should give it a try.

  7. Mark111 August 21, 2016

    Sigh, hanging around the Carters I see.

    • King B August 22, 2016

      Rhythm Nation (1980s?)
      UK sales 300k
      Aaliyah(2001) 300k
      ‘4closure’ (2011) 600k

  8. Keith August 21, 2016

    TrapCry’s team for the score! Hope whoever that is can get some mileage for their music out of this and not just scandal. Haven’t listened to Frank but I hope it’s better than Endless…

  9. Don’t (Come for Bryson) August 21, 2016

    What’s worse? Frank’s thievery or August’s wigs ?

    • Alexia Alsina August 21, 2016

      The difference between Bryson’s sales and streams. Ding ding ding!!

  10. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy August 21, 2016

    First it was the visual album and now this…All I can say is that Yonce taught him well

    • Swim Good 98 August 21, 2016

      I would stay and slay but I’m too busy laughing at ANTI’s sales. #howlowcanyougo

      • FRESH NAVI August 21, 2016

        apparently as low as rock BOTTOM ask Frankeisha sis

        In RIhanna’s “flop era” she has already outsold and outdid anything from channel ORANGE. Let’s keep it tha fu=ack cute sis

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy August 21, 2016

        Bish where? It’s STILL in the top 10 of the Billboard. Where’s your fave…Right underneath Adele’s LAST album. Now FOH in my reply box

      • Lea August 22, 2016

        Gul sit down Anti is the s*** f*** what anyone has to say, they produced the hell out of that album!

  11. Tamartian Navi August 21, 2016

    You see what happens when you befriend Madame Lacefront?

    • Swim Good 98 August 21, 2016

      Tamar called all lovers but they didn’t call back.

      • Bella Bieber August 21, 2016

        Frank still opening his legs to married men boo boo?

      • The Infinite One August 21, 2016

        Yasss! Tamar got raptured by her tamartiants and they took her back to the planet she thought we had originated from when she lied and said she could sing live. That helfas face be screaming trying to stretch open so her vocals can hit them notes. If she sits down for about five years and let that play dough face settle back to normal she might be able to sang!

  12. FRESH NAVI August 21, 2016

    Let’s just be real. This is a REACH, has this guy trademakred dark skin men bleaching their hair? if not lets keep it moving.

    • Keyshia Del Rey August 21, 2016

      You would be pro stealing ideas wouldn’t you. Has Rihanna ever thanked Gertrude the Goat for inspiring her vocal stylings? Keep your opinions to yourself. Your fave’s dance moves are stiffer than Vodka on the rocks so we cannot Trust and Believe in what you say.

  13. FRESH NAVI August 21, 2016

    and frank’s concept for his rollout and the Boys Cry Magazine should show how different the two are, let;s not even discuss the disparity between the caliber of their music.

    Stop being messy Samantha et al

    • Perfect Illusion ’16 August 21, 2016

      You Stan for Rihanna so I wouldn’t expect you to know how to review art sensibly.

      • FRESH NAVI August 21, 2016

        says the GAGA fan… How many ALBUMS OF THE Millennium does your fave have. HER ARTPOP only actually meant one thing… FLOP FLOP FLOP!

  14. Better Beliebe It August 21, 2016

    Rihanna actually has no chance of winning a Grammy now. Wasn’t this supposed to be her Grammy album? Ahaaaahaaaa! Ahaaaaahaaaaaa! Yeah.

    • FRESH NAVI August 21, 2016

      but if Frank’s gonna win, then sugar water won’t be AOTY womp.

    • FRESH NAVI August 21, 2016

      btw has Justin Bieber ever received a NON FAN award?

      • Perfect Illusion ’16 August 21, 2016

        Has Rihanna ever won a solo Grammy?

      • FRESH NAVI August 21, 2016

        Has Lady Gag figured how to resurface to the top of the charts?

        or is she still the biggest joke of the industry. HOW can you get bodied and destroyed by BASIC F****** PERRY. get out of my reply sections until your fave regains even a semblance of relevance.

        ARTPOP – 1 Top10 HIT
        Anti – THREE

        ANTI- Six months in the top 10 of the B200
        ARTPOP- 4

        ANTI 2x PLAT
        ARTPOP: N/A

        further…. RIhanna got PAID to release Anti 25 million
        Lady Gaga spent that to promote that flop ass album. GET OUT OF MY MENTIONS H O E

    • Usher >>> Justina Beaver August 21, 2016

      But shouldn’t you be worried about why Justin was grunting and groaning in that New York massage parlour? I wonder if those burly men who massaged him managed to rub some rhythm into those bones.

      • Demi Slayvato August 21, 2016

        Baby, Ushers new album has been pushed back more times than Naomi’s hairline so the only one who should be worried is you! The gag is that he pushed Bieber’s career because he was banking on the industry embracing a white kid making R&b style music. Little did he know that the racist system he wanted to cash in on would work against him now that he is an ageing black man. Truth is, people would rather listen to Justin than Usher nowadays and it’s because Usher himself made it that way. #WhenTryingToCashInOnWhitePrivilegeBackfires

  15. Jamie August 21, 2016

    These comments are killing me, and y’all are delusional if you think for a second Adele is not going to win AOTY. Beyoncé is not making any moves with Lemonade. The album proved no longevity. No number one singles. Rihanna never stood or sat a chance. Frank won’t touch a Grammy this year either. There is absolutely no buzz around it. #factshavebeengiven

    • RihYonce August 21, 2016

      You’re lemonade is being honored at the VMAs and she’s putting on a BiG performance you tried that. She STILL has the best SELLING album this year so ….

    • therealist2016 August 22, 2016

      No one is stupid but adele will not get album of the year at all. she will get some grammy’s tho. Adele 25 album didn’t score as high as Bey’s album amongst critics. Bey’s album scored the highest out of any one’s album this year. Even some of the grammy’s board members prefer bey’s album over 25 because of the artistry. It is truth that Adele’s album sold 8 million, but bey is killing with the formation tour and their looking at that. Beyoncé will def get album of year.

  16. Snf August 21, 2016

    I swear this site should win an award for the comment section… How do you guys come up with this s**t ???

    • Anonymously August 21, 2016

      yes yes yes yes !!!!!!!!! ???

  17. Channel Pink and White August 21, 2016

    Katy sings live, has dope concepts and dances. How is she basic? Selena Gomez is basic not Katy. Rihanna isn’t basic but she is lazy but will never touch Katy so I’m howling at this dog of a Navi member calling Someone basic.

    • Molly August 21, 2016

      Selena’s basic yet has scored more top 10s than Beyonce this decade.

      • Idle Delilah August 21, 2016

        You think that chart positions mean anything in a streaming era? Darling, Selena is the most basic pop girl walking. She has no concepts, no performance style and has no charisma. She’s basically a sheltered child star with no real creative direction. Miley, as bad as she is, commits to ideas. Selena doesn’t have any to commit to and if she did she doesn’t have the talent or range to execute them.

      • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

        This PIPING HOT TEA!! ?☕?☕?☕?☕

      • therealist2016 August 22, 2016

        Selena gomez will never be in Bey’s league. have several seats.

  18. HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

    DEATH!!! I see The Slavi is still seething over AUNTIE being paid dust at the store and all these music awards. Awww Beyoncé has their little minds on suicide watch 24/7. While Bey is busy rehearsing to embarrass fRih at thr VMA’S and planning a new set for her soon to be $300+ million grossing tour. The Slavi stay crying looking for justice for Auntie and her 500k sales after nearly 9 months ???!!!

    • Kiki Palmer August 21, 2016

      The gag is that Beyonce can’t even crack the top ten in the uk singles chart anymore.

      • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

        But she can still book a STADIUM and sell an album in the UK so that’s all that matters. Not that I really care for the UK’s charts lmao!

      • King B August 22, 2016

        Australian Album Chart
        Lemonade #9(16 weeks top ten)
        Anti (left and never returned despite Global superstar)

        Lemonade #16 (13 Weeks Top 10)
        Anti #37 (the Global superstar probably spent less than 10 weeks)

        Lemonade (7 Weeks Number One, longest since 21)
        Not sure about the other local album.

  19. Molly August 21, 2016

    Kiii a Beyonce TEAAAA!

    • Kiki Palmer August 21, 2016

      Well it couldn’t be a Selena tea because she doesn’t have any ideas.

  20. Molly August 21, 2016

    Tory lanez is way better than this over hyped trash anyway.

    • Super ❤️ August 21, 2016

      You don’t have the right to critique artists when your fav is as bland as saltless potato chips.

      • Kylie 4 August August 21, 2016

        Where is JoyRide’s release date?

  21. RICHIE_RICH August 21, 2016

    This is a reach with alligator arms !!!!!

    • OVO Fifi August 21, 2016

      Must be the same arms Beyonce used to reach out for that Oscar. #DreamGirls

      • Tremaine Made Me Do It August 21, 2016

        No dear. You mean the arms Drake uses to apply his concealer before he spits a hot sixteen.

  22. stardom August 21, 2016

    I swear these comments are laugh so hard.

  23. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? August 21, 2016

    The song he did with Beyonce on the album is so good. I swear that woman always finds new and interesting ways to basically get her point across vocally and creatively. She did the same thing leaving me puzzled with “Ghost”/”Haunted”

  24. stardom August 21, 2016

    This is like the funniest TGJ post lol.
    Everybody attacking eachother. Anyways we know who the standard is for comparison is & that the one & only king BEYONCE looool.

  25. wrosy3 August 21, 2016

    When will artist learn that teaming with Beyonce on a song will never get you a hit Beyonce cannot get her own off her album Beyonce taught him how to thief a mess

    • RihYonce August 21, 2016

      Unlike your fav Beyoncé can sell ALBUMS & not some forgettable singles ? Get ready to slated at the BeyMAs next week

      • RihYonce August 21, 2016


  26. The Kpop Guy, Matt~ August 21, 2016


    • En Vague August 21, 2016

      Ironic that CL’s song is called Lifted when it’s struggling to do that on the charts.

      • The Kpop Guy, Matt~ August 21, 2016

        Charts? The song came out 3 days ago

    • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

      Has FlopGa stopped pretending to be a ràpè victim now that Till It happens To You and Keisha’s case has died down and lost all media attention?

  27. HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

    EYE AM SCREAMING AT THE DRAGGING @MENTALDISORDER IS RECEIVING!!! Not her fleeing the scene because she has no back up from her master’s aka the SLAVI BAWAHAHAHAHAHA Forever a spineless peasant! ????

    • The Kpop Guy, Matt~ August 21, 2016

      You’re not black. Stop appropriating

      • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

        Lmao the reach! What about my comment appropriates black culture?

    • RihNavy August 21, 2016

      He’s still recovering from his 15th eye surgery sis, so he’s not able to read at a collegiate capacity just yet, you’ll have to excuse him and his surgeon. Kii

      • The Kpop Guy, Matt~ August 21, 2016


      • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016


    • Molly August 21, 2016

      I’m too busy making money fagggggot try it sometime

      • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

        Yea… Bragging about spreading A I D S in the back alleys of Vegas isn’t something to brag about.

  28. RihNavy August 21, 2016


    • RihNavy August 21, 2016


  29. The Kpop Guy, Matt~ August 21, 2016

    Has bey joined azealea in the ashy skin campaign? Heard they were in talks for a deal

    • RihNavy August 21, 2016

      But aren’t you the one struggling and trying FERVENTLY to get European features, and the american “aesthetic” through surgery, sis? Don’t.

      • The Kpop Guy, Matt~ August 21, 2016


    • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

      Using subliminal racial slurs to degrade black woman yet you’re trying to come for me for “appropriating” black culture. Have several seats outside of FlopGa’s empty venues.

      • The Kpop Guy, Matt~ August 21, 2016

        Where, trash?

      • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

        If you can’t see how you used two woman of color and said they were in talks for the ashy skin campaign as a racial slur and a way of trying to drag. Their is no point in arguing with you.

      • The Kpop Guy, Matt~ August 21, 2016

        It’s “There”.
        And @LittleCreek, it IS a drag. The level of self hate to blæch…

      • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

        What does skin bleaching have to do with ashy skin? You’re not black there for you should not be using “ashy” as a drag. You weren’t using it in a declarative statement which obviously begs the question of why are you using it?

  30. FC/JC August 21, 2016


  31. Molly August 21, 2016

    Why is this racially confused freshmen mentioning me? Shouldn’t you be studying sis?

    • The Kpop Guy, Matt~ August 21, 2016

      I live

      • The Kpop Guy, Matt~ August 21, 2016

        Oh dear, here we go. Another one who thinks cosigning over a kiii means real friendship. But then again, being alone in the wilderness must be lonely, hence why you seek company here.

      • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

        Where did I say y’all were friends? Lol not you jumping to conclusions that my reservation is miles in the wilderness. The city is like literally a 20 min walk from my front door LMFAOOOO!!! I can actually see the sky scrapers from my living room window LOL!!! Bye Dang Wa, you can’t come for my living conditions when you stay lying out your ass about yours.

      • The Kpop Guy, Matt~ August 21, 2016

        BUT WHERE THOUGH? I have only ever used a stan account here twice. 2013 as himeros, 2013 – 2014 wwe kelly kelly stan and 2015 as “CL says hello Bi+ches”.
        My social media has also always been My real account with photos, location tweets and videos.
        I’m one of thee most authentic people here. Now run along and avoid white vans!

    • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016


      • The Kpop Guy, Matt~ August 21, 2016

        You have bison to heard, but yet you’re seeking attention on this blog?

      • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

        Yawn! The days of hearding bison are long gone Dang Wa. (But leave it to a simple minded racists to think all tribes in the Americas hunted Bison ?) But we all know you still got Dogs to club to death for that daily meal and a penis enlargement surgery to book.

      • The Kpop Guy, Matt~ August 21, 2016

        What? Leave it to you to make assumptions like that. Someone found your facebook and said you lived on a reserve. In some of the reserves there are bison, BètcH

      • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

        Lol! No one found my FB that P***.hile @Centurion aka @Levels ran into me on a BB FB post and stalked me. Took my pics from FB and said I was suckable. We all know that sick fuxk was masturbating to my 15 year old looking photo’s. Because I clearly saw his 30 year old ass slumming in a aluminum shack in ghettos of Jamaica lmfaoooo!!! Not only are you racists but affiliate yourself with a disgusting p***.hile. Lmao reservations go beyond the middle west aka grasslands (where bison live).

  32. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 August 21, 2016

    These comment though ??????

  33. Mark111 /.\ August 21, 2016

    You have bison to heard, but yet you’re seeking attention on this blog?
    Oh MY!

    • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

      You have bigger problems to worry about instead of me and Dang Wa’s little exchange. Worry about coming out the closest so you don’t have to beat your meat to Lukhas and the rest of the girls on Chatturbate. But do this quick sis before you get a hoeee knocked up and bring her into your spiraled staircase of confusion. ????

      • The Kpop Guy, Matt~ August 21, 2016

        I use you Little Creek.
        You’re not as psychotic as EL/Analise and not as attention seeking as Rihnavy. You can be the new Rosie

    • Mark111 /.\ August 21, 2016

      Yawwwnnnn. Don’t you have to hide rubbing alcohol from your dad so he won’t drink it? I can rub one off to whomever I like to. 😉

      • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

        LMFAO! Come harder Marsha my dads actually a cheif that makes well over 100k a year and my mom runs our tribal government branch and makes well over 70k a year. ???!!! But I see why you’re still mad. Must suck being a self hating closeted faaaggg! ?

  34. HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016


  35. Sisqo slays our favs August 21, 2016

    Hahaha Sisqo’s impact!

    • Sisqo slays our favs August 21, 2016

      WHen you want to standout be like Sisqo.The Dragon never dies.

    • Mark111 /.\ August 21, 2016

      Dyed hair: Check
      Questionable sexuality: Check
      Dance moves: NA
      Vocals: NA
      I guess…

  36. Mark111 /.\ August 21, 2016

    I don’t see how hard to come up with your own ish. I know artist are going to cross each other lines at times because nothing is really new under the sun, BUT it shouldn’t be frame by frame the same. That’s why Madonna and Beyonce doesn’t get my respect. Sad because Beyonce is a great performer, or at least great at mimicing. Like the h03 even copied Ciara a few times, that’s sad.

  37. HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

    Lmfao these hoeees are so bothered look at them gather to try me ????!
    The drag in all this, is that Marsha, Dang Wa and 6FeetUnder just showed their true color’s. Each one has no class and is a bully. If I was an actual 15 year old they all would still have no problem coming for me. They have no morals and are nothing more than a child adult that will pick on children. Makes sense they bully baby Blue Ivy.

    • Mark111 /.\ August 21, 2016

      Oh shut up. A Pest can’t take jokes alone? How sad, go do your homework and stay in a child’s place, grown ups are talking. *points to the kiddie table*

      • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

        Lol using racial slurs toward someone is joking now? Lmfaooo! Awww you mad because you done clocked and dragged yourself?

      • Mark111 /.\ August 21, 2016

        No one used a racial slur, stop crying. You “clocked” me, yet still crying because K Pop boy played you?

      • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

        August 21, 2016 at 7:02 pm
        Mark111 /.\ says:


        Yawwwnnnn. Don’t you have to hide rubbing alcohol from your dad so he won’t drink it? I can rub one off to whomever I like to. ?
        You were obviously implying that my dad’s an alcoholic, seeing as many Native American’s were once considered drunks.
        Not you hiding behind Dang Wa. Where did Dang Wa play me? All he showed was incompetence and lack of understanding American culture, history and geography lmao!

      • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

        Oh and i never said i clocked you I said YOU clocked and dragged yourself. Reading is key Marsha. You should try t sometime. ?

  38. stardom August 21, 2016

    Wtf is a sisqo? & not the rihtarted navy coming for hailbeysus not when Matt fails to realize his picture literally scares people(how can you hate yourself so much) or Dana Carter is a dumb coward too scared of annalise & stays up for days composing boring drags
    Or mark asking his so called girlfriend to use toys & dilddddo in his butttt bcos he is to scared to find a n**** to pound that bony a s s.

    • HailLegendBeysus August 21, 2016

      ?????? TOO MUCH TRUTH AND TEA!!! I CAN’T TAKE IT ????????

      • RihNavy August 21, 2016

        I am DROWWWWNNNTING in the Tea! I missed you too boo!

      • Mark111 /.\ August 21, 2016

        Made another account bc your follwo pest left you stranded? How sad, you have to be a kid.

      • stardom August 22, 2016

        B**** I just wrote the obvious that you are a closeted f**** & suddenly am a fake account????

    • Sisqo slays our favs August 22, 2016

      Sisqo is the first black male R&B singer to go blonde.His iconic look was swagger jacked by many.

  39. BEY>RIH August 21, 2016

    Once again markfàg and houng wu have been dragged for filth!… These bitxhes dont ever get tired pf being scalped ehh??

  40. lowlife August 21, 2016

    trapcry is iconic! <3 that n****.

  41. Queen North West August 21, 2016

    really crazy that they both came up with that. i dig both of the covers. im gonna check out the other guy’s music.

  42. SippingmyTea ☕ August 21, 2016

    Anywho! I am happy that he finally dropped his album. thought his ass was lost .

  43. Samsung brought my albums August 22, 2016

    Franks looks better tho yall mad?

  44. dadacounty August 22, 2016

    team trapcry #blondeambition !!!!!

  45. IssaDale August 22, 2016

    TrapCry TRIED it.. Anybody that knows Frank, knows his hair was colored that way years ago. Probably when he wrote the album. Peeps always tryna claim someone but off of them.. TrapCry isn’t even anywhere near Frank’s level. Nor will he be for that matter. *proceeds to Instagram to unfollow*

    • stan4bey August 22, 2016

      It seems like the Internet and media is making speculations, not TrapCry.

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  47. Nyikal August 30, 2016

    Didn’t know there were Frank Ocean listeners in the country

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