Articles

Chris Brown Does Not Stand for Frank Ocean at the Grammys

By Alicia Dennis on
(Getty Images)There was potential for an uncomfortable moment during the 2013 Grammy Awards when Frank Ocean won the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Though the award was much deserved, his only fellow nominees were Miguel and Chris Brown — and everyone knows that Frank and Chris are not exactly friends.Though Ocean kept his acceptance speech classy and did not allude to the violent altercation that he had with Chris Brown last month at a Los Angeles recording studio, there was a...Read Full Story

Frank Ocean Isn't Pressing Charges Over Chris Brown Parking Lot Brawl

By Deena Bustillo on
Frank Ocean has decided to not press charges against Chris Brown after the two had a nasty scuffle outside a recording studio last week, allegedly over a parking space.Ocean explained his logic on his Tumblr page, writing, "As a child I thought if someone jumped me it would result in me murdering or mutilating a man. But as a man I am not a killer."He added: "I’ll choose sanity. No criminal charges. No civil lawsuit. Forgiveness, albeit difficult, is wisdom. peace, albeit trite, is what I...Read Full Story

Frank Ocean Says Chris Brown Attacked Him Over a Parking Spot

By Alicia Dennis on
(PacificCoastNews)The bad blood between Frank Ocean and Chris Brown bubbled over into a physical altercation on Sunday evening, when the singers and their respective entourages came to blows outside Westlake Studio in Los Angeles. It does not appear that anyone was seriously injured in the melee, thankfully, and it's unlikely that anyone involved is going to press charges.TMZ first reported the brawl, clearly drawing their info from someone in Brown's camp. The source claimed that Ocean had...Read Full Story

Frank Ocean Gets Pulled Over, Cops Find Marijuana

By Adam Wenger on
(Getty Images)Frank Ocean's high-flying year came to a jolting end New Year's Eve, when police pulled him over and cited the artist for possession of marijuana, driving on a suspended license, and speeding. TMZ reports the musician was stopped by police in Mono County, California, while driving his BMW 90 mph in a 65 mph zone. Cops reportedly approached his car, smelled marijuana, and then found some of the green stuff in his possession. The Mono County Sheriff’s Department released a...Read Full Story

Frank Ocean's Father Thinks He Deserves a Million Dollars

By Alicia Dennis on
Frank Ocean doesn't have particularly fond things to say of his father, who left his mother Katonya Breaux Riley to raise her son alone in New Orleans when the singer was just 6 years old. He's probably feeling even less paternal love this week, as he revealed Tuesday night that his father is hoping to score a paycheck off the son he abandoned."Father wanna sue me for a million. Like I owe him back child support. Weak individual bought me a swiss knife at 6yrs old then dipped on me," Ocean...Read Full Story

Grammy Awards 2013: Frank Ocean, Black Keys Set to Have a Big Night

By Alicia Dennis on
(Getty)Adele won't be around to show everyone up at next year's Grammy Awards, but there are a couple of artists poised to dominate the evening with multiple nominations. Frank Ocean, The Black Keys, and fun. all racked up six nods across a number of categories, and will compete for the Album of the Year and Record of the Year awards.Frank Ocean scored six nominations, among them a nod for Best New Artist. Alabama Shakes, fun., Hunter Hayes, and the Lumineers, all American acts, were also...Read Full Story

Frank Ocean Says Heartbreak Turned Him Into a Real Artist

By Alicia Dennis on
(Getty)Frank Ocean stunned his fans earlier this year when, shortly before the release of his full-length debut Channel Orange, he posted an intimate letter that touched on the album's biggest thematic influence and inspiration: His first brush with heartbreak, which happened to be with a man. In a new interview with GQ, Ocean says that falling in love and subsequently having his heart broken is actually what made him a "real artist," elevating his work to an entirely new plane. "It...Read Full Story

Frank Ocean Makes Us Cry - VMAs 2012 (Pictures)

By Deena Bustillo on
Frank Ocean got a shoutout from host Kevin Hart at the very beginning of the MTV VMAs tonight, then he took the stage in a very emotional performance that captivated the audience and the Internet.His performance was one of the most talked about of the whole show, and for good reason. The star, who announced his relationship with a man in a blog post a few months back, performed “Thinkin’ Bout You" in his signature bandana on the stage. Other highlights from the show included multiple wins by...Read Full Story

Beyonce Posts Letter of Support for Frank Ocean Online

By Alicia Dennis on
(Getty) Last week, Odd Future singer Frank Ocean stunned the hip-hop community when he posted a tender, lengthy piece that illumined the inspiration behind his upcoming album, Channel Orange. Ocean revealed that at the age of 19 he'd fallen in love with another man, and that "impossible" love colored his work over the next several years. He ended his thoughtful admission, "I feel like a free man. If I listen closely.. I can hear the sky falling too."Such complete honesty would have been an...Read Full Story