Details On Frank Ocean’s Tumultuous Relationship With Def Jam Surface Online

Published: Saturday 17th Sep 2016 by David

Following Rihanna’s departure from the label, Def Jam undoubtedly turned to Frank Ocean to lead the way for its promising yet commercially unfulfilled roster.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before he followed in the ‘ANTI’ purveyor’s footsteps and kicked the company to the curb.


A report on his feud with the label and its staff members below…

A source close to Ocean and the label caught up with ‘The Associated Press’ to shed light on his decision to cut ties with the company.

Said source claims that their relationship was akin to a “bad marriage” giving the label no choice but to allow him to part ways with them before his contract was due to be completed.

He didn’t want to be on a label. He wanted to do his own thing.

Why the follow-up to his debut set ‘Channel Orange‘ took as long as it did to be released?

Billboard reports:

While fans were antsy, behind the scenes, the relationship between the label and Ocean got fractious — so much so both parties decided that Ocean’s next album would be his last, according to the person.

“I’m sure there was some kind of negotiation in order for him to get out of the contract if there were remaining commitments on the contract,” the person said.

Camp Ocean is yet to respond.

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  1. RF September 17, 2016

    Post tinashe company and superlove performances!

  2. Abel Minaj (Arianator Barb) September 17, 2016


  3. Credits September 17, 2016

    There is really no details here..,.

    • D September 17, 2016

      So you knew that Blonde was delayed because he was beefing the label before this?

    • Ocean Drive September 17, 2016

      Wait? So all of you knew he was fighting the label? I assumed the album took so long because of creative issues not because of business.

  4. Bey Is Grown September 17, 2016

    Maybe ‘curb’ doesn’t exist in thatgrapejuice lingo. Lol

    • HailLegendBeysus September 17, 2016


      • D September 17, 2016

        I googled it. Kerb is used in the uk.

    • Bey Sting September 17, 2016

      Kerb and curb are interchangeable.

  5. HailLegendBeysus September 17, 2016

    Lol, well alot of commenters here seem to be American. I had no idea. Thanks for the info! ?

    • Chezza Army September 17, 2016

      Well we all know how poor the American education system is so I’m not shocked that they didn’t know that kerb and curb are one and the same.

      • Ocean Drive September 17, 2016

        Most Americans spell cheque “check” so I guess TGJ should have used the simpler word so they’d get it.

      • Fifi September 17, 2016

        You stay following all of our artists and music.

    • HailLegendBeysus September 17, 2016


  6. SNF September 17, 2016

    Ive learned so much about throwing shade from these comments… Lmao

  7. Trainwreck September 17, 2016

    There is no tea here? I thought yall were about to spill the freshest tea!

    • La Lopez September 17, 2016

      So you knew that he was going to leave the label before the album dropped? I’m just asking because I didn’t.

  8. Danzou September 17, 2016

    Yall so messy they when TGJ actually drops reputable legal information yall this it’s not tea.

    • Danzou September 17, 2016

      That when*** yall Think***

  9. Nowqd Reddibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi September 22, 2016

    Wow word

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