FRANK OCEAN BEATS HIS DAD’S $14 MILLION GAY SLUR LAWSUIT

A California federal judge dismissed a $14.5 million (£11 million €12.3 million) gay slur libel lawsuit against Frank Ocean filed by his own father on Tuesday (17 October). Ocean’s father, Calvin Cooksey, filed the lawsuit after a Tumblr post claimed he was transphobic. In response to the Orlando shooting, Ocean wrote a moving post about LGBTI inequality. This included a…

FRANK OCEAN SUED FOR SAYING FATHER USED ANTI-GAY SLUR

Frank Ocean’s father is suing his son for defamation after the openly gay musician accused his father of using the word “faggot.” Calvin Cooksey, the father, filed the suit after Ocean wrote a Tumblr post about the Orlando Pulse shooting, where 49 people were killed in an LGBT club. Ocean wrote: I heard the gunman feigned dead among all the…

FRANK OCEAN’S NEW ALBUM PROVES A MASSIVE HIT

Fans have purchased enough copies of the record to ensure it debuts at number one on the September 10 edition of the Billboard album sales chart. Blond’s first week sales finished behind just two other albums released this year – Drake’s ‘Views’ and Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’. Along with the 17 track album came a 140 minute visual album…

FRANK OCEAN’S POEM ABOUT HIS BOYFRIEND

A Grammy-winning male singer-songwriter has written a poem about his boyfriend, and in 2016, that’s still news.  Frank Ocean released two albums (one of them in the form of a film) and a zine within a 48-hour period, starting Friday. Fans have anticipated his album all year, but the release date kept being pushed back. Boys…

FRANK OCEAN UNVEILS NEW VISUAL ALBUM ‘ENDLESS’

Frank Ocean has finally delivered a follow-up to the 2012 phenomenon album Channel Orange, a new visual album titled Endless. The out RNB artist unveiled the new visual album yesterday, an experimental mix of instrumental and vocal tracks. Featuring an array of musicians, including Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, James Blake and the London Contemporary Orchestra, Ocean builds…