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Russell Simmons: Frank Ocean Coming Out Is Big For Hip-Hop

A day after Frank Ocean admitted to the world that he has shared at least one sexual experience with a man, music mogul Russell Simmons has come out in full support of the R&B star.

In a Global Grind entry, the Def Jam Records founder reached out to Ocean and wrote:

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.

That pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?

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3 thoughts on “Russell Simmons: Frank Ocean Coming Out Is Big For Hip-Hop

  1. So who is Russell Simmons suppose to be…

  2. Carl Raiders says:

    HE PROBALY A FAG TO

  3. John Horan says:

    Simmons always looked like a duck acted like a duck. Kimora was just a beard for this guy. Blacks don't like gays and not in hip-hop. But remember blacks are not responsible for their hate, they get a free pass cause the 200 year old black people still alive were slaves.

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