By Jasmine Washington
Don’t come for Frank Ocean!
The R&B crooner unleashed a fiery clapback in response to a Rolling Stone interview with Grammy Awards producers Ken Ehrlich and writer David Wild. The interview credited Ocean’s decision to opt out of the forthcoming ceremony to the singer’s “faulty” and “not great tv” performance at the 2013 Grammy’s.
Owning up to his less-than-stellar “Forest Gump” performance, Ocean explained, “Yea yea my 2013 performance at the Grammys was absolute sh-t. Technical difficulties, blah blah. Thanks for the reminder. Very much appreciated. F–k that performance though,” in a legnthy message on his Tumblr.
Ocean revealed that he initially wanted to participate in the Grammy’s tribute to Prince, but decided on a more personal way to pay homage. “I figured my best tribute to that man’s legacy would be to continue to be myself out here and to be successful. Winning a TV award doesn’t christen me successful. It took me some time to learn that. I bought all my masters back last year in the prime of my career, that’s successful. Blonde sold a million plus without a label, that’s successful. I am young, black, gifted and independent.. that’s my tribute,” Ocean added.
In the midst of unleashing his wrath, the Blonde singer took a little dig at Taylor Swift. “I’ve actually been tuning into CBS around this time of year for a while to see who gets the top honor and you know what’s really not ’great TV’ guys? 1989 getting album of the year over To Pimp A Butterfly. Hands down one of the most ’faulty’ TV moments I’ve seen,” he quipped.
Ocean brought his rant to a close dishing, “Use the old gramophone to actually listen bro, I’m one of the best alive. And if you’re up for a discussion about the cultural bias and general nerve damage the show you produce suffers from then I’m all for it. Have a good night.”
Click here to read Frank Ocean’s epic reponse to Grammy Awards producers Ken Ehrlich and David Wild.
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