Earlier today, a story (that has since been deleted) circulated the web, claiming Frank Ocean “revealed his bisexuality” on his upcoming album, Channel Orange. One of the songs listed was “Forrest Gump,” where Frank sings: “Forrest Gump, you run my mind boy. Running on my mind, boy… Forrest Gump.” He adds “you’re so buff… so strong” and “I love you” elsewhere on the track.
Considering Frank’s writing style is quite poetic, he could be singing from a female’s perspective. If not, who cares? it’s not our business anyways. Regardless, the ambiguity is sure to bring even more attention to his long-awaited project. (If Lil’ B’s album title snagged him an interview with CNN, imagine what this will do for a more competent artist.)
The odd thing here is: the media recluse performed the song at Coachella in April and no one (to my knowledge) questioned the lyrics of the song. I guess everyone was too hype from the 2 Pac hologram to care.