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Frank Ocean Stripped Down

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Frank Ocean disrobes for Nabil for the current  issue of Oyster magazine, and reveals a bit about when he realized he could be a successful artist.

"[There] was a transition where I began to realise that if I didn't really begin to focus on the work, I couldn't see any way for me to become who I wanted to become. It just wasn't gonna happen. And then somewhere in that time of my life it was like… Instead of wanting to get to a certain level of fame or how much liquid assets I had under my name, it was more like, "How well can I develop my skill set?" You know? "How far can I push my creativity? If I'm gonna do this — if I'm gonna be a singer/songwriter — then OK, I'm a singer/songwriter, but how can I be the best?"

Ocean also reveals that episode was preceded by a time in school when he "sold a lot of cocaine and crack."

In other Frank Ocean news, Madonna did a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) interview yesterday and revealed that he's the one gay guy she wishes she could turn straight.

More shots of Ocean, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. SWOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNN

    oh i love me some ocean

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Sep 17, 2013 2:48:10 PM


  2. Ooh baby, such a handsome guy.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Sep 17, 2013 2:52:44 PM


  3. So handsome and talented. Nice to see a fit gay guy feautured on here for once that doesn't feel the need to go the steroid route.

    Posted by: jake | Sep 17, 2013 2:56:38 PM


  4. Ocean has never said he's Gay. Or Bi. In fact, he's resisted doing either. Why is Towleroad giving him the idolization treatment?

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Sep 17, 2013 2:56:50 PM


  5. not stripped down enough, imo

    Posted by: brian | Sep 17, 2013 3:04:56 PM



  6. @ "Ocean has never said he's Gay. Or Bi."

    Well, that's true Stuffed Animal. But he may as well be Gay or bi 'cause the whole world thinks he is.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Sep 17, 2013 3:05:21 PM


  7. Yeah, he is gay because he is thought of as gay. I really got the impression he was fake bi in the first place. It's strange and I don't need him to do anything insane like prove how gay or bi he is, but it's why I just kinda ignore him all together. I don't love his music.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Sep 17, 2013 3:25:45 PM


  8. I love his song "Eyes Like Sky" - otherwise, not that big of a fan.

    Posted by: steve | Sep 17, 2013 3:58:55 PM


  9. i like the artistic nature of these photos but, dammit, i wish there was a little more lighting on the man in some of those shots. YUM!

    Posted by: Joe | Sep 17, 2013 4:11:35 PM


  10. Well Madonna knows Frank personally so apparently he told her he is Gay and not Bi.She have plenty of Gay guys she could have mentioned.

    Posted by: Kelly | Sep 17, 2013 5:02:48 PM


  11. So stripped down means shirtless now?

    Posted by: Randy | Sep 17, 2013 5:53:44 PM


  12. If there's an article about Frank Ocean and crack, it better have a risqué photograph. He sold crack? Did he mean crack cocaine? Or was he referring to something else?

    Posted by: bravo | Sep 17, 2013 9:13:19 PM


  13. Meh.

    Posted by: hot dumb italian mike | Sep 18, 2013 6:56:36 AM


  14. hot.

    Posted by: steve | Sep 18, 2013 10:20:18 AM


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