Frank Ocean has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The Odd Future affiliated singer will be featured in the GQ "Men Of The Year" issue, talking about penning a song for Quentin Tarantino's new film, working on his next album, and of course speaking on his highly publicized announcement.
"Some people said, 'He's saying he fell in love with a guy for hype.' As if that's the best hype you can get in hip hop or black music," Ocean told GQ. "I knew that if I was going to say what I said, it had to be in concert with one of the most brilliant pieces of art that has come out in my generation."
GQ asked Frank several tough questions, including whether or not he was scared when he decided to publicly come out.
"In black music, we've got so many leaps and bounds to make with acceptance and tolerance in regard to that issue. It reflects something just ingrained, you know. When I was growing up, there was nobody in my family -- not even my mother-who I could look to and be like, 'I know you've never said anything homophobic.' So, you know, you worry about people in the business who you've heard talk that way."
Overall, it seems like the music industry as accepted Frank, which is promising for tolerance in other areas.