In a recent interview, Stevie Wonder discussed Frank Ocean’s recent announcement that his first love was a man, but said that he thinks men can confuse male bonding with being gay.
In an interview with The Guardian, Wonder, who said “yeah, I like Frank,” addressed the fact that his debut album had been compared to his work, and said:
“I think honestly, some people who think they’re gay, they’re confused,
“People can misconstrue closeness for love. People can feel connected, they bond. I’m not saying all [gay people are confused]. Some people have a desire to be with the same sex. But that’s them.”
He’s not the only person in the music industry to have an opinion on Ocean’s announcement, Snoop Dogg, recently spoke out to say that the world of Hip Hop is ready to accept a gay rapper, following Ocean’s announcement.
Ocean, whose album, Channel ORANGE, debuted at number 2 of the Billboard charts, and sold more than 131,000 copies in its first week, revealed last month that his first love was with another man when he was 19.
He received praise from those in the music industry for coming out while beginning to forge a successful career as a hip-hop artist.