The often reclusive R&B singer Frank Ocean is opening up a little about his private life.
In a recent interview with GayLetter, Frank Ocean talked about his romantic life and what he does on his downtime.
After being asked about his dating life, Frank Ocean shared that he’s off the market (and he wasn’t a fan of the scene anyway).
“I don’t use dating apps,” shared the singer. “I’ve been in a relationship for three years. I definitely wasn’t using dating apps before then. I don’t think I would use dating apps now. I fuck with Marc Jacobs’ philosophy on that, so I wouldn’t rule it out, but it is a little hectic being a famous person on dating apps.”
In terms of his Marc Jacobs reference, the singer didn’t clarify. Our guess is that he’s referring to Jacobs saying “goodbye” to Grindr in 2015 after accidentally posting a nude selfie to Instagram while having a 10-person orgy. In an Instagram post announcing his deletion of the app, Jacobs said it was useful for meeting people but he loves his work more.
For Frank Ocean, who has been relatively quiet about his sexuality and personal life, opening up about his disinterest in dating apps is a new surprise. Though, of course, he didn’t share any information about who this longtime boyfriend/girlfriend is.
The only hint we have, at the moment, comes from lines in Ocean’s 2017 song “Chanel.”
“My guy pretty like a girl
And he got fight stories to tell
I see both sides like Chanel
See on both sides like Chanel”
If Ocean’s “guy” in these lyrics are indeed about this mysterious lover, we can assume that Frank is dating a man.
But leaving Frank Ocean’s romantic life aside, the singer also gave us some great ideas about a possible tv show project.
Gay Letter asked Ocean about his tv habits and he explained that he doesn’t watch a lot. He mostly watches talk shows and sometimes checks out Chef’s Table on Netflix, Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, Grown-ish on cable, and the occasional RuPaul’s Drag Race episode.
In terms of the latter, he says, “Sometimes. I have a friend who really likes it, so I’ve seen a few episodes. But I don’t really keep up with it like I should.”
When asked if he would ever guest judge on Drag Race, Frank Ocean responded, “I’ll say this: Of all the talent shows on TV, that would be the most likely.”