Russell Simmons Issues Statement Concerning Frank Ocean’s Sexuality


When hip-hop artist Frank Ocean released a statement revealing a love relationship with a man, fans everywhere were stunned. While it’s a sad thing to admit, there are still people in the world who condemn people based on their sexuality and there were plenty of those people taking to the internet to voice their disapproval of Frank’s decision.

However, Frank Ocean has also experienced an overwhelming amount of support for his courage from around the world. In fact, Def Jam Records co-founder and hip-hop  entrepreneur Russell Simmons, was so inspired by Frank Ocean that he released a statement  entitled “The Courage Of Frank Ocean Just Changed The Game!”.

Take a look at the letter past the jump and be sure to comment and let UTG know your thoughts on what Simmons had to say. Frank Ocean’s decision to reveal such a personal part of himself to the world is truly inspiring, so make sure to send some love and support Frank’s way. 

Today is a big day for hip-hop. It is a day that will define who we really are.  How compassionate will we be? How loving can we be? How inclusive are we?

I am profoundly moved by the courage and honesty of Frank Ocean.  Your decision to go public about your sexual orientation gives hope and light to so many young people still living in fear. These types of secrets should not matter anymore, but we know they do, and because of that I decided to write this short statement of support for one of the greatest new artists we have.

His gifts are undeniable.  His talent, enormous.  His bravery, incredible.  His actions this morning will uplift our consciousness and allow us to become better people.  Every single one of us is born with peace and tranquility in our heart.  Frank just found his.

Frank, we thank you.  We support you.  We love you.

Russell Simmons


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  • Author G D Grace

    And the evolution continues…..