Ever since Frank Ocean bravely opened up about his bi-sexuality on his Tumblr account last week, he’s been the topic of discussion with everyone from radio hosts to others in the music industry. He’s received both support and backlash for his decision to come out, and one of those artists who supports his decision is Ne-Yo, who also has also had to defend his sexuality in the past. In a recent radio interview, Ne-Yo expressed his opinion on Frank Ocean’s decision, stating:
“To each his own, if that’s how he rock, that’s how he rock, you know what I mean. It don’t change the fact that his music is incredible. It don’t change the fact that he’s an incredible artist. He chose to put his personal life out there, and that’s him. I don’t fault people for who they are, if that’s really who you are, you know what I mean. If that’s really who you are then by all means do what you do. I’m not gonna judge you behind that. That’s not my place.”
When asked about having to defend his own sexuality against gay rumors, Ne-Yo stated:
Call me ugly or something, let’s think of something else. This whole gay thing has been lingering for a little too long. Say I’m adopted, I’ll take the ninja turtle comments, I’ll take that. Let’s do something else.