Kanye West Frank Ocean

Music producer Kanye West is using his considerable clout to help blacklisted, openly gay musician Frank Ocean get a Grammy nom.

Ocean, 28, torpedoed his once promising career when he came out as gay in an open letter on his website.

Ocean was encouraged to come out when gay marriage was legalized in America and the Gay Agenda promoted homosexuality as normal.

The problem was the majority of Ocean's fans were heterosexual women who abandoned the singer in droves after his shocking announcement.

West, 39, recently campaigned for radio to play more of Ocean's music.

"Me and Drake both listen to Frank. Radio has to support amazing artists," West tweeted in August.

"The album I listen to the most this year is Frank Ocean’s album," he said during a recent concert. "If his album is not nominated in no categories, I'm not coming to the Grammys. As artists we gotta come together."

West nearly killed his own career when he stupidly took up for Beyonce by snatching Taylor Swift's mic at the 2009 Video Music Awards.

  • Zizzle

    Wait, are you trying to say Frank Ocean is gay?

  • n1kk1a

    No way! FO is gay? ? In other news...Can we talk about that Omega Psi Phi video?

  • ?Time2Shine?

    Next...

  • Neicey

    Yes! Im here for it! Why is all i need to know. So the pledge is saying he would be with a man for Omega Psi Phi.....QTNA

  • Glenda Johnson

    Kanye wants to be liked so bad it's extremely pathetic.

  • n1kk1a

    My mom was telling about how suspect they were back in the day. My dad is a Q since the 80's. She told about their dances and how gay he looked. I need to call him. I have so many questions...?

  • hi-liter

    Talking bout, "Me and Drake listen to Frankj," SMH I hate when people try to make a case by bringing other people into chit, like it brings more credibility to what he saying. How he know Drake wanted people to know that? (kidding). Bish azz mad at Jay so can't call Jay name. Grammy folk prolly hope his azz stay home any how.

  • Lazy bones

    I saw that, i was like ??? what with the ass outside the shorts??????

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Frank Ocean isn't blacklisted. But he does have problems. Now, Frank is still a marketable act BUT, his music doesn't seem to have any focus anymore, and that's led him to release tracks that just aren't solid at all. His fan base is still there, but fans expect artists they support to at least produce something they can justify spending money on.

    Besides him seeming to be sort of in a lost state right now, he's not being marketed correctly. Now I will concede that, since his coming out, his label seems to not have any idea of how to promote Frank. But that's fixable. A hot track can fix that, preferably with an artist who is right now hotter than Frank and who can not only shore up his own fan base, but introduce him to a new one as well.

  • 1shy112

    I was wondering what happen with him ? He was so big..... then so gone.

  • Renee Bee

    You better leave Pops alone. I hope you don't get cussed out on this good Sunday. He'll always ride for his dawgs. ?

  • Scromes1212

    A Grammy would be well deserved. That album he just put out is a dope album.

  • Brook York

    If he skips the show, he wouldn't be missed

  • MyNameIs

    He's more and more annoying as the days go by. Nobody wants your whiny behind there Ye. Boycott FOREVER.

  • Queen B

    I heard his album sucked and why was he blacked listed? ?

  • Stl_heat

    "Koonye West to skip Grammys if ......"

    Grammys: And the Grammy goes to Mrs. OCEAN ???????

  • Stl_heat

    Or taken out of his will.

  • Dane

    Not a fan but I agree with this. His true fans don't care if he's gay or not. However, I thought I'd read somewhere that he missed the deadline for nominations.

    Kanye needs to skip it regardless.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I'm sure they don't want no parts of his crazy ass and his lying tag along slut of a wife

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Also just because they don't want him there I'm sure they will NOT nominate Frank so now Frank can be mad at koonye for messing this up

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Koonye should have offered to be on his album since he care so much

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I agree with you. But its hard to say if Kanye jumping on a track with Frank will move the needle since they pretty much have the same target market. And Kanye has fell off considerably since he became Mrs. Kim Kardashian.

    Frank is in a uniquely complicated situation. Truthfully, he's a household name because of his sexuality, not his music. And he's not capitalizing on it. But I get it: he doesn't want to be The Gay Artist. But, what is he without that title?

    He needs better management and marketing, and an updated sound. New producers. Maybe a sexier look. He's become kinda boring and when that happens, fans get bored too.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    He needs to get people interested. His focus isn't there. And the music--or lack thereof--shows that. His phenomena derives from him being gay in a Hip Hop inspired setting, and he needs to accept that and make the best of it.

    He's not such an enigma that he can just BS around with the music and expect to have staying power. Frank is just not that fantastic as an artist. He needs to get his shit together like yesterday morning.

    And I agree with you: Kanye can't redeem anybody's career. Frank needs a Future, a Young Thug, or a Beyonce collaboration--or maybe all 3. He's gotta reestablish himself and try new things.

  • http://disqus.com/ yoliewinecorporation

    I'm sure they can Careless

  • Lovelove

    Ok don't go Koonye.

  • Lovelove

    Come on through ms Devereaux

  • Dane

    Agreed. Kanye should be figuring that out for himself, as well. He started out gangbusters, got some great buzz, then started relying on his own press. He thought he could throw out anything and people would eat it up. Now, he's becoming a laughingstock.

    Record companies are trying to market Frank, Young Thug (who I can't deal with on any level, personally), Tyler the Creator and others like them as Hip Hop. And they're not that. They just aren't. So just as rap/Hip Hop evolved into a new genre, this music needs it's own genre. Either way, you're right. If he doesn't know what he's going for, no one else will and people's attention wanders quick nowadays.

    So, yes, he needs collabo's with established artists but also, these new artists need to support one another. Tour together. SHOW UP to perform. Don't think that releasing a track on iTunes, SoundCloud or YouTube is gonna blow them up.

    Just because music is more easily accessible doesn't mean you don't have to put the work in.

    Unfortunately, and this is MY opinion, today's artists rely too much on studio tools. They have no salesmanship or showmanship. You still gotta come out your mama's basement if you want to succeed.

  • Renee Bee

    Bwahahaha! Yeah, you need to stay in his good graces.

  • what?why

    No one cares if Kimye is there or not, someone please tell him.

  • n1kk1a

    He's a pastor too! I'll leave this one alone...for now....

  • A D N

    I heard Kanye's conversation voice for the first time on KUWTK (yes, I watch lol). I was amazed at his feminine demeanor and lite sounding tone. However, recently, I heard Frank Ocean's 1st album. Ok, I get all the hype. Very good job! I like him, and I'm hetros*xual.

  • A D N

    I really don't care for his music.

  • A D N

    Great artist!

  • Peter Piper ATL

    You made several interesting points. Kanye should take notes from you.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    good point. And I'm thinking, Since when is drake the validation expert on masculinity? Why reference Drake, since he's certainly not the standard bearer when it comes to all things masculine? If you're gonna name drop, then why not mention someone who fans would be surprised to learn is a Frank Ocean fan? This little hissy fit just reinforces Kanye's extremely whiny, always off-point reputation.

    Drake liking Frank is no shocker. I wouldn't be surprised if Drake ended up as one of the guys who helps the drag queens on RuPaul's Drag Race.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    The way I feel about the whole this is. Frank is a grown @ss man that can and should speak up for himself.

  • UCan’t FoolMe

    Women fighting?

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Kanye think whte people still care abt him. They probably won't nominate Frank on purpose now.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Blonde is a good album, but doesn't Lame-ye realize he has no pull with anyone? He can disappear tomorrow and no one would give a shi t. And he needs to stop sounding so ignorant because we all know how posh he sounded on Kris Jenner's shi tty talk show..

  • Ant Hill

    Kanye fall back with your batty man promotions man.

  • Ant Hill

    I used to think what they was saying wasn't true, but he acting real suspect.

  • The Last Unicorn

    Frank Ocean did not torpedo his career by coming out gay. Coming out gay actually sky rocketed Frank Ocean and his career into superstardom. I went to Franks NYC concert in 2012 for the Channel Orance Concert and he performed to a packed out Terminal 5 with an adoring house of fans who knew every word amd sang with him every song. Browse the internet and have a conversation with anyone you know. Straight or gay, male or female and they will tell you how much they love Frank Oceans lyrical genius.

    The only reason no one saw or heard of Frank Ocean after his grammy performance is because he had a problem with his record label and contract. Hid music still speals for itself and is doing netter than fine.

  • TeeTee

    very well said... how many years we been waiting for an album? And then we got confused with this album that just came out.. I still like it tho. Franks problem is Frank

  • TeeTee

    Actually you would be surprised how the young people actually listen and like Kanye's music. I was surprised. It's us old heads that have a problem with the new Kanye.

  • Kim

    It must be so sad to hate who you are.
    I feel so sorry for Black people who hate Black people.
    I feel just as sorry for a Lesbian who hates Gay people.
    Sad

  • Kim

    Sandra is a Lesbian who hates LGBT people and their allies.She never fails to make false and demeaning comments about them .She knows he won 2 Grammys AFTER coming out.She knows Blonde debuted at #1.

  • SpiceGirl

    will KimYe be missed.....NOPE!

  • Floriduhh Evans

    Kanye always trying to stand up for someone else at his own expense. I don't think Frank was blacklisted, the gay thing blew him up I think it was just bad career moves.

  • The Last Unicorn

    Yeah, Ive read the false articles she has posted on here before. She is a true bait-clicker. Then she will come back and argue with you in the comments because she is be baiting for comments too. I appreciate true articles. Imma have to stop coming here and participating in this negativety.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Better leave that alone. You might hear something you really don't want to...

  • The Last Unicorn

    Yeah, i think we all just have to realise that a small group of the human population Hate For Sport. We have to recognize them and call them out so they will become self concious and hopefully seek help to cure their parasitic condition. #hater4sport. Please join me by using the #hater4sport hashtag everytime you see someone senslessly and blatantly hating on something or someone going forward. Lets all join together to end this pandemic by 12/23/2016. Lets start christmas and 2017 hater free yall.

  • Tynamight

    blacklisted, openly gay musician Frank Ocean
    ***
    Since when was being GHEY bad for business? I don't get it.

  • Tynamight

    blacklisted, openly gay musician Frank Ocean
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    Since when was being GHEY bad for business? I don't get it.

  • Ticklegirl

    You make good points! You should become a publicist or marketing talent agent

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    That's because the old one was so much better

  • thehumble1

    Kanye better be trying to repair his relationship with the Carters... Did you know their children never played together... On second thought eff that relationship.

  • LaGrl562

    According to the rumor mill Frank's Album Neither one of them (major label or the independent one) were submitted in time to be considered so needless to say he will not be nominated...........and we don't have to see the Kardashian train wreck at the Grammy's this year YEA win win for everyone! HA

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Kardashians Kursed Kanye

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Lol

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    Frank can't sing, people who like good music will buy an artist cd if it's worth it,,,, Luther vandross could sing and we could careless that he was gay... His music sold with no problems... Stop making excuses for frank he's a horrible singer

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    Frank can't sing, people who like good music will buy an artist cd if it's worth it,,,, Luther vandross could sing and we could careless that he was gay... His music sold with no problems... Stop making excuses for frank he's a horrible singer

  • Jbryd17

    Kanye can feel that way all he wants. Don't mean everybody sees it the way he does. He is so outta control.?