Retail store Target decided to keep Frank Ocean’s debut studio album off their shelves because of an early exclusive deal given to iTunes and Tyler the Creator has something to say about it.
Frank Ocean’s self proclaimed little brother Tyler the Creator responded to the Target snub on Twitter,
OLD ASS NIGGAS ALWAYS FEEL LIKE SOMEONE OWES THEM SOMETHING. ALWAYS. I HOPE I DONT END UP LIKE THAT ALL BITTER AND SUS.
The news broke when Ocean’s manager Christian Clancy tweeted,
“Target has refused to carry Frank’s album because of iTunes exclusive. Interesting since they also donate to non-equal rights organizations.” He later deleted the tweet calling it “emotional” and “knee jerk”.
Target has also jumped to defend themselves against the incoming backlash, they released a statement to Christian Post,
“At Target, we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, so our selection of new releases is dedicated to physical CDs rather than titles that are released digitally in advance of the street date.”
And another to Billboard,
“The claims made about Target’s decision to not carry the Frank Ocean album are absolutely false. Target supports inclusivity and diversity in every aspect of our business. Our assortment decisions are based on a number of factors, including guest demand.”
Meanwhile Frank Ocean’s CD is gearing up for a no. 2 debut on Billboard charts.