Lors d'une récente interview pour la magazine "The Guardian" Frank Ocean et revenu sur son coming out, le timing ainsi que les raisons pour lesquels il n'a pas changé les paroles de son album.
A lot of people have said that since that news came out. I suppose a percentage of that act was because of altruism; because I was thinking of how I wished at 13 or 14 there was somebody I looked up to who would have said something like that, who would have been transparent in that way. But theres another side of it thats just about my own sanity and my ability to feel like Im living a life where Im not just successful on paper, but sure that Im happy when I wake up in the morning, and not with this freakin boulder on my chest.
I knew that I was writing in a way that people would ask questions. I knew that my star was rising, and I knew that if I waited I would always have somebody that I respected be able to encourage me to wait longer, to not say it till who knows when. It was important for me to know that when I go out on the road and I do these things, that Im looking at people who are applauding because of an appreciation for me. I dont have many secrets, so if you know that, and youre still applauding it may be some sort of sick validation but it was important to me. When I heard people talking about certain, you know, pronouns in the writing of the record, I just wanted to like I said on the post offer some clarity; clarify, before the fire got too wild and the conversation became too unfocused and murky.
When you write a song like Forrest Gump, the subject cant be androgynous. It requires an unnecessary amount of effort. I dont fear anybody. So, to answer your question, yes, I could have easily changed the words. But for what? I just feel like its just another time now. I have no interest in contributing to that, especially with my art. Its the one thing that I know will outlive me and outlive my feelings. It will outlive my depressive seasons.
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