In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, Tyler, the Creator speaks on Frank Ocean's sexuality, how he found out about it, and the use of the word "faggot." He explains that Ocean doesn't care about his use of the word and contemplates what would happen if Frank himself started using it:
Did you know Frank Ocean was gay before he came out last year?
Yeah, I was one of the first people he told. I kinda knew, because he likes Pop Tarts without frosting on them, so I knew something was weird. [Laughs] But that's my nigga.
Do you think he cares about you using the word "faggot"?
He knows me, and he knows I don't care about being gay. It's just another word to me. The same as "nigga." Let's say Frank started using the word "fag," just jokingly. People would be so fucking confused! They wouldn't know what to do. And it could take the power out of that word.
He goes on to talk about his upcoming album, Wolf, which drops on Apr. 2 and why he doesn't have features like Drake or Kendrick Lamar on his album. He says, " I don't need people's help. I see famous people being friends when I know they don't fucking even like each other," and later adds that "everyone is a fucking follower."
But he does fuck with Miley Cyrus, he says, and is reportedly featured on her upcoming album on a track with Mary J. Blige. "I wish more people would like her," Tyler says, in regards to the pop star.