Kreayshawn Says She Supports Frank Ocean Coming Out

Kreayshawn is the latest rapper to speak out in defense of Frank Ocean’s decision to open up about a past relationship with another man.

“It’s really great for somebody like Frank Ocean to come out and say what he really feels,” she said in an interview with Salon. “Because a lot of people prolly in our age group feel that way but never knew how to say it. I think it was really cool because a lot of younger people are gonna look up to him and say, ‘If he can do it and he’s that big then I can do it in my home town’ or ‘I can do it in my house.’”

The Columbia signed artist, who herself has said that she’s had relationships with other females in the past, thinks that the R&B singer’s ability to speak up and do so candidly will allow others to feel more comfortable doing the same. “I think there’s just gotta be more people in the industry who want to say what Frank Ocean said,” she continued. “He can’t be the only one. Hopefully just more people come out and it becomes more obvious that, look, this is just how it is.”

Similarly, she thinks the younger generation will be less hesitant to be honest about their sexual preferences. “I see a lot of people on Twitter, and a lot of people that are younger, like 13 and 12, say that they’re openly gay,” she observed. “People my age, when they were 13 and 12, they wouldn’t ever [do that], I would never see an openly gay person.”

In the end, though, the Bay Area rapper, who will be dropping her major label debut, Somethin’ Bout Kreay on August 14, thinks that all that matters is the music. “I don’t think it matters, because there are a bunch of people who are gay and straight and their music sounds the same,” she concluded. “Music is music; it comes from the heart.” —Adam Fleischer (@AdamXXL)