Frank Ocean is speaking out.
The reclusive artist has remained out of the public spotlight while he continues working on his much-anticipated sophomore album, but on occasion he will post a personal message to fans via his Tumblr blog.
Now, in relation to the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida at Pulse Night Club, Ocean has broken his silence once again. The openly gay singer has penned a heartfelt reflection of the effects of the event that pull from his own experiences with prejudice, and understanding of faith.
“We are all God’s children, I heard. I left my siblings out of it and spoke with my maker directly and I think he sounds a lot like myself,” writes Ocean. “If I being myself were more awesome at being detached from my own story in a way I being myself never could be. I wanna know what others hear, I’m scared to know but I wanna know what everyone hears when they talk to God. Do the insane hear the voice distorted? Do the indoctrinated hear another voice entirely?”
Read Frank’s full letter below.