Tyler the Creator, a member of the rambunctious group Odd Future has publicly supported his friend and “big brother” Frank Ocean in revealing his sexuality to the world. Tyler tweeted the same day Frank posted that revealing letter on his Tumblr page,
“My Big Brother Finally F*cking Did That. Proud Of That Nigga Cause I Know That Shit Is Difficult Or Whatever.
It turns out Tyler was in on the secret for some time. He tells Formspring,
“I’ve know for a while, he told me a long time ago. It was just funny cause I was getting bashed as a homophobe or whatever and I kept saying, dude how am I one? I have gay friends, like what the fuck leave me alone haha. yeah thats my nigga tho, shit is hard for him but he did that.”
Other’s pouring out their support for Frank includes Jay-Z’s friend and co-author of his first book “Decoded”, Dream Hampton. In a lengthy letter posted on Jay-Z’s lifestyle style Life + Times, Dream praised Frank for coming out despite the many odds against him,
You and Anderson Cooper have the same coming out calendar week in common, but in many obvious ways, you couldn’t be more different. Anderson Cooper is an heir to one of America’s great Industrial Age fortunes and a network professional whose maleness and whiteness backed by his considerable accomplishments guarantee him work. You are a young Black man from New Orleans who fled your still struggling city. You didn’t arrive in Los Angeles with generational wealth and privilege, only the beautiful lyrics and melodies that danced through you and your dream of making it in a music industry whose sand castles were crumbling.