Oh, happy day!
Frank Ocean has gotten all kinds of support from the hip hop and R&B community after admitting his first love was a man, but now he's getting some more from one of the biggest names in the rap game — 50 Cent!
The artist went as far as to say that anyone who has a problem with Ocean's sexuality "is an idiot." He recently sat down with MTV in the United Kingdom and said:
"Anyone that has an issue with Frank Ocean is an idiot. I think Frank Ocean is a talented artist, I think he's created material that made me know his name, that impressed me, with things he said on a song like Novacane."
Although he applauds Ocean's talent, he's not sure how his honesty will affect his career yet and continued:
"It could be revolutionary or it could be a tragedy. You can call it brave or you can call it marketing, because it was intentional; it wasn't an accident."
Sounds similar to the reaction from a lot of folks when Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage. Many thought his declaration was purely politically motivated and aimed at getting the gay vote.
It very well could have been, but 50 Cent admits that the President's support caused him to throw his behind the cause as well, adding:
"Obama is for same-sex marriage. If the president is saying that, then who am I to go the other way?"
We're glad you've opened your mind and your heart to the LGBT community, Fiddy!
[Image via WENN.]
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