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Frank Ocean Joins the Shirtless Selfie Club: PHOTO

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Frank Ocean posted a shirtless selfie to his Tumblr, then got shy and deleted it. But not before some followers were deft enough to save it.

In other Frank Ocean news, he's booked to perform at this year's Met Gala, according to the NY Post:

This won’t be the first trip to the ball for Ocean. Last year, it was rumored the openly gay alterna-rapper went home with Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci post-Gala after the two posted a series of cozy late-night pics to Instagram. Perhaps amore will strike again.


Frank Ocean Debuts New Track 'Hero' And Beyonce Duet: VIDEO

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Frank Ocean has teamed up with Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash and DJ Diplo for his latest track "Hero," a song he created as a promotion for Converse shoes.  

He also apparently teamed up with Beyoncé for a duet on the track "Superpower." You can hear the song and see a 30-second clip of "Superpower" after the jump.

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Frank Ocean Files for Legal Name Change; Is Being Sued by Chipotle

Frank Ocean has filed documents to legally change his name from Christopher Edwin Breaux to his adopted stage name, TMZ reports:

Fr_oceanTo make it official ... Frank has to plaster his intentions in a newspaper on 4 separate occasions -- once a week, 4 weeks in a row.  The idea is that if he's using the name to defraud someone, potential victims can come forward and object in court.

In other Frank Ocean news, he's being sued by Chipotle for backing out of a deal to sing "Pure Imagination" for the animated ad that went viral last September. Ocean was reportedly angry that Chipotle's logo appeared in the ad:

The restaurant says it got an email from Frank's people claiming Frank thought he was promised final say over the recording and all promotional materials -- and believed the company was in breach when it refused to remove its logo.

Chipotle is suing to get back the $212,500 advance it paid Ocean.

Fiona Apple recorded the spot in Ocean's place.

You can watch it HERE.

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T-Pain Rips Homophobia In Hip Hop, Says Rappers Will Not Work With Frank Ocean Because He Is Gay

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In an interview with VladTV, rapper T-Pain delves into the issue of homophobia in hip hop, as The Guardian reports. Asked whether the presence and success of Macklemore’s pro-equality anthem ‘Same Love’ signals a shift in more pro-gay attitudes in the world of hip hop, T-Pain responds, 

“I think the radio is getting more gay friendly, I don’t think urban music or anything is getting more gay friendly. If that was the case Frank Ocean would be on a lot more songs. Like n—gers, like, I know n—gers that will not do a song with Frank Ocean just because he’s gay but they need him on the f—king song and that’s so terrible to me man. It’s like, dude, my lifestyle ain’t gonna change how people see you. That’s weird dude! What I do ain’t gonna affect nothing you got going on. I mean that’s me talking as Frank Ocean. Like he gotta feel like that bro, because, like, he was on the ‘Watch the Throne’ album before he came out and then when he came out it’s like he can’t get in the studio with Jay [Z] and Kanye [West] right now. It’s so fucking terrible. Like n—gers don’t wanna f—k with these motherf—kers man and that’s so f—ked up dude.”

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Rapper R.A. the Rugged Man Says Macklemore and Frank Ocean are Using 'Gay Agenda' for Fame: VIDEO

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In a recent interview with VladTV, New York rapper R.A. the Rugged Man's answer to the question of whether or not he's a Macklemore fan quickly grew into a mild diatribe about the wider issue he has with some rappers pushing a 'gay agenda' in Hip Hop culture. HipHopDX reports:

MacklemoreR.A. likened the discussion of homosexual issues to a political ploy. "Politicians use the black community for votes; they use the Hispanic community for votes; they use the homosexual community for votes; they use women for votes; they use everybody they possibly could for votes. In politics, that's what they do, and Hip Hop is politics too."

"Macklemore, he can be sincere (in his song 'Same Love') with what he's saying about...'Oh, if I was gay, I would think Hip Hop hates me,' but what's really going on is that they're using that popular, political agenda to move their careers forward," said R.A. "And they might be offended by me saying that, and it's no disrespect to Macklemore, but that's just how I feel."

Frank OceanR.A. went on to discuss Frank Ocean, who publicly came out last year. R.A. doesn't buy that it was a heroic or brave move, merely a marketing strategy:

"And it's the same thing with [Frank] Ocean. 'Oh, I'm gay.' Okay, you came out of the closet, but it's a week before your album drops. [Frank] Ocean, it's a political campaign that's promoted from Def Jam..."

"If Frank Ocean wanted to come out two years before his album dropped, eight months after his album dropped....the timing was strategically placed...because a big percentage of the entertainment industry and media is run by [the] homosexual community," said Rugged Man. "Which I'm not saying there's nothing wrong with that, but these people, they're smart."

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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.

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