By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Recently, R&B singer Frank Ocean made headlines for confirming that he is bisexual. He came forward with his sexuality a few days before his latest album Channel Orange dropped, in a letter that revealed his first love was a man. While many began to speculate who his former male lover was, some began to suggest that the man he was referring to was none other than Kanye West. Since that was nothing but gossip, Frank seemed to move on from the bisexual chatter and had had plenty success with his current album. Turns out that coming forward with his sexuality was one of the best things he could have done not only personally, but professionally as well since it’s helped him gain many new fans. But even though Frank is getting plenty support due to his great music and transparency, there will always be some people that could be a little…insensitive. And in Frank Ocean’s case, it appears that Lil Wayne might be that person.
In a remix to Future’s Turn On The Lights, it seems that Lil Wayne decided that he would make a reference to Frank Ocean’s sexuality as a punchline.
Similar to the once popular “No Homo” term coined by Dipset leader Cam’ron, when rapping about getting it on with a female, Lil Wayne uses Frank Ocean’s name as a replacement for “no homo.”
Here’s the report and the controversial lyrics in question:
The rap line goes, “Tell her I skate / I ain’t got no worries / No Frank Ocean, I’m straight.”
Oddly enough, Wayne recites this line after detailing a sexual romp with a female acquaintance, so there was no need for him to reiterate the fact that he is, indeed, straight. We must also note that Wayne mentions Miley Cyrus in his sexualized verse, as well. “When we get together, she be on that Miley Cyrus / So we eat each other up like some Somalians,” he raps. WTH?
Ocean has yet to comment and Weezy (nor Future, for that matter) haven’t addressed the controversial line, but the lyrics in question have sparked an online debate. Honestly, much of Wayne’s rap on this song needs to be questioned.
Do you think Lil Wayne took it too far?