Busta Rhymes & Trina Offer Support To Frank Ocean After Open Letter
When Frank Ocean posted an open letter to his Tumblr account earlier this week stating that his first love was a man, the Internet quickly erupted with commentary, both positive and negative.
Among the supporters of Ocean after he apparently came out as a gay man are rappers Trina and Busta Rhymes, who offered words of encouragement.
"He's extremely talented and that's what matters," said Trina to TMZ.
Trina continued, stating that the Odd Future member's career should not be affected whatsoever by the letter. "I don't think [Frank's] music or the level of support his music obtains should be judged based on his sexual preference."
"If he's happy and comfortable with his sexuality then so be it," she added. "I feel his decision to come forward was bold and honest. It's his life. Let him enjoy and live it. I wish him much success and happiness."
Busta Rhymes also addressed Frank Ocean in an interview with MTV News.
"Whatever that man does in his personal space is that man's choice and that man's business," said Busta. "I am an extremely huge fan of Frank Ocean. His music is impeccable to me, and as far as I'm concerned, I respect the dude completely."
"From Hip Hop all the way down to the common man...we're at a place in life where we gotta respect and accept what people choose as their path that they wanna walk in life, because ultimately you want people to respect what you choose as your path and your journey in life," he added.