March 28, 2013


Tyler, the Creator Knew Frank Ocean Was Gay Because of His Snack Preferences

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Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella

Odd Future frontman/most eloquent orator Tyler, the Creator tells Rolling Stone that he knew bandmate/close friend Frank Ocean was gay before the Channel Orange singer ever came out. Ocean revealed his sexuality in a blog post last summer, confessing that his first love was a man.

"Yeah, I was one of the first people he [came out to]," Tyler told the magazine (via Complex). "I kinda knew [he was gay], because he likes Pop Tarts without frosting on them, so I knew something was weird. [Laughs] But that's my n-gga." Coming from someone whose Twitter bio is "I AM NOT A D-KE," it's possible that's as sensitive as Tyler gets. So... round of applause?

But does Ocean's sexuality change Tyler's heavy usage of the F-word (not the four-letter one, by the way)? Not quite. "He knows me, and he knows I don't care about being gay. ['F-ggot'] is just another word to me. The same as 'n-gga.'" Tyler continues, "Let's say Frank started using the word 'f-g,' just jokingly. People would be so f-cking confused! They wouldn't know what to do. And it could take the power out of that word."

In case you missed it, check out how Frank Ocean, Jay-Z, Tyler, the Creator and more all contributed to 20 Proud LGBTQ Music Moments From the Past Year.