Since the release of Channel Orange, Frank Ocean has been incredibly quiet when it comes to interviews, speaking to journalists only very, very occasionally and basically ignoring social media.
Post-Endless/Blonde, Ocean’s barely appeared in public, doing little-to-nothing to promote the records, despite both being critically applauded.
However, thanks to President Barack Obama's final state dinner, Ocean finally spoke to a reporter and appeared in public, alongside his mum. Unfortunately, the interview wasn’t particularly revealing.
"Do you wear Vans to a state dinner?'” asks the reporter for ABC News, to which he replies: “Uh, it’s my first time doing it. Probably because it’s my first time here.” Watch below, Ocean entering the frame at the 1.30 mark.
Three things we learnt: 1. Frank Ocean’s never been to the White House before. (Perhaps Obama only got into the ex-Odd Future member after Blonde?) 2. Checkered Vans are going to be a thing in 2017. 3. Ocean loves his mother.
Three things we didn’t learn: 1. What happened between Ocean and Def Jam? 2. Why didn’t Ocean want either record to be eligible for the Grammys? 3. Is Andre 3000 a wizard?
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Also attending Obama's final state dinner were the likes of Chance the Rapper, Jery Seinfeld, and various world leaders.
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