Jul 11, 2012 11:27 AM EDT
Many have congratulated Frank Ocean for coming out despite the anti-gay sentiments of the Hip Hop world. However, the timing of his announcement strangely correlated with promotion for the upcoming release of his new album, "Channel Orange," on July 17. One New York rapper, Mysonne, feels Ocean is a "coward," and that he is using his sexuality as a publicity stunt.
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Mysonne became popular in the 1990s through Def Jam. However, he later landed in jail.
The rapper took to Twitter to share his views on Frank Ocean's coming out.
"i think these n***as is cowards that looking for exposure and buzzes, so they wait til albums drop to tell you there true Sexuality," he wrote.
"Never mind that you've built a career off of obvious deceit and false hood, but people say its ok cuz he can sing. What happen to integrity?
"What happened to judging a man by his character. There are no more boundaries or rules and this is why Suckas can Rule!
"the fact that he's gay means nothing to me and had he been real and i still liked his music i would support him, But fake s**t is fake s**t!" Mysonne continued.
Mysonne's remarks come just as Beyonce dedicated a poem to Ocean. She posted a photo on her website with his image and the words: Be fearful/ Be honest/ Be generous/ Be brave/ Be poetic/ Be open/ Be free/ Be yourself/ Be in love/ Be happy/ Be inspiration.
Artists including Tyler, The Creator, Busta Rhymes, and Jay Z have also expressed their support to Ocean in revealing his sexuality.
Now that the young artist has an album coming out soon, how will his recent confession of being gay actually effect sales?
"I think to it could work to his benefit," Chuck Creekmur, founder of the website allhiphop.com, said. "I think he'll definitely get more sort of praise and acclaim, and it will probably help his sales. But I think a lot of men will have difficulty singing his songs knowing they may have been penned to another man.''
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