A reporter asked Miguel about his relationship with Frank, to which the “Coffee” singer responded with the following: “I wouldn’t say we were friends. To be completely honest — and no disrespect to anyone — I genuinely believe that I make better music, all the way around.”
Miguel dropped his third album, WILDHEART, last week, and it’s a satisfying listen. Miguel has said that he’s in love with the album and while he’s no doubt riding the high of releasing a body of work he’s proud of — and rightfully so, his above comments about Frank feel unwarranted. They’ve also set off a shade storm on Twitter.
Ironically, Frank Ocean is trending, and not Miguel.
miguel throws shade on frank ocean, and look who's trending. SERVES YOU RIGHT MIGUEL pic.twitter.com/NNz5mdJxQ2
— bobby digital (@robtruglia) July 6, 2015
Miguel’s comments have also reminded everyone of how long we’ve been waiting for new music from Frank.
I thought Frank Ocean was trending because he dropped the album. bye
— @MADBLACKTHOT (@MADBLACKTHOT) July 6, 2015
waiting for frank ocean's album pic.twitter.com/SjnDmOPzEj
— vitor (@moreheartless) July 6, 2015
Either way need that Frank Ocean album.
— BIGNOAH (@BIGNOAH256) July 6, 2015
And how good Frank’s music really is.
Miguel makes great music. Frank Ocean makes great music. If I had to choose, FRANK OCEAN. He wins with Pyramids, alone.
— ilyPhillipWhite (@DemplzOFFICIAL) July 6, 2015
But at the end of the day, we all know both of these two make beautiful music. It’s just funny that Miguel has now steered the attention away from his album, which is already out, to Frank’s, which has yet to drop.
Hear more about what Miguel thinks of WILDHEART in the clip below, and stay tuned for the release of Frank’s Channel Orange followup, expected this month.