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04/19/2007


Clive Davis: It Was 'Very Brave' for Frank Ocean to Come Out - VIDEO

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In an interview with MTV News, Clive Davis, who recently came out as bisexual, said Frank Ocean's coming out was "powerfully positive":

"Put my story aside, it was very brave of him. I'll tell you what was heartwarming was the reaction of the hip-hop community. I mean, they accepted him as a person. This could have been very controversial...You take an actor, a romantic actor, or years ago you take a leading man romantic singer that has fan clubs of females all over the world one way or another ... it's terribly detrimental to their career. That's why you do have a number of people scared to death that their careers could be so adversely affected."

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New Track from Frank Ocean, 'Eyes Like Sky': LISTEN

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A leftover track from Frank Ocean's Channel Orange sessions hit the web over the weekend. It's stunning.

I said, 'I wish you could see the ocean.' He said 'I wish you could see hope.' I said, 'Have you ever seen the mountains?' He said, 'No but my faith can move those.' I said, 'I wish you could see the stars.' He told me I should see love.

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Frank Ocean Has Recorded 11 Songs for His Next Album

Frank Ocean is far into his follow-up to Channel Orange, MTV News reports:

OceanSpeaking to BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe on Tuesday, Ocean said he's "Like 10,11 songs into this next thing. It's another cohesive thing bordering on a concept record again." The usually soft-spoken, reticent Ocean was in good spirits, laughing along with Lowe and saying his Grammy wins were "quite the rollercoaster ... I was pretty stoked," admitting that he would have "screamed in my highest note" if his name had been called for Record of the Year, which was presented to Gotye by their mutual idol, Prince.

Ocean explained that the new, as-yet-untitled disc might take off from a moment at the end of Orange. "There's 'Golden Girl' and it's this beach scene and I kind of want to extend that feeling into the next record," he said. "I'm going to Bora Bora when I get back ... I put a studio in my house, but it's all in road cases. I'm going to take it all to Bora Bora and work for a few weeks."


Guess Who Was the Only One Sitting as Frank Ocean Won a Grammy Award?

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Guess. But, hey, it looks like his cast was gone and his wrist was well enough to put his hands together.

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Frank Ocean Called 'Faggot' During Chris Brown Assault

MTV News reports that the Frank Ocean and Chris Brown assault case is closed:

Brown_oceanOdd Future crooner Ocean spoke to cops earlier and told officials he was "desirous of prosecution in this incident,"
 but on Saturday he announced on his Tumblr account
 that he was choosing "sanity. No Criminal Charges. No civil lawsuit."

Whitmore said his office just needs to confirm with Ocean that his Tumblr statement is accurate and then they will close the books on the case. Sheriff's officials had spoken to Ocean and were in the process of interviewing witnesses, but they had not yet chatted with Brown, who might have faced misdemeanor battery charges in the case, which Whitmore said amounts to "unwanted touching."

"All investigations are important and we were going to talk to witnesses and Chris Brown, but now that's not necessary," he said.

Brown, who sources told TMZ was not involved in the fight, was seen sporting a hard cast on his hand last week, with no explanation given for his injury. Ocean, meanwhile, tweeted that he'd suffered a cut finger in the incident, which he said might hamper his performance
 at the Grammys on Sunday.

Details of the police report are emerging, however. Ocean said he was called a "faggot" bye someone during the assault.

TMZ:

Ocean told police Brown tried to shake his hand, but Ocean refused, telling Brown he was in his parking spot. Ocean claimed that's when Brown punched him in the face. According to the report, Ocean said two of Brown's goons then jumped in to help Brown ... pushed him into a corner and attempted to kick him.

Ocean -- who revealed last year that he'd once had a romantic relationship with a man -- also said he believes he heard someone yell "f**got!" but he's unsure who made the statement.

Cops also say Ocean told them that Brown threatened to shoot him, saying, "We can bust on you too!" Ocean told police the whole fight lasted about two or three minutes.


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