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This Fourth of July, while the country was celebrating its independence, Odd Future member Frank Ocean decided that he wanted to liberate himself as well.

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In a beautifully written letter, intended to be in the “Thank You’s” section of his soon-to-be released album, Channel Orange, Frank revealed that at the age of 19, his first true love was a man.

Since then, the hip-hop masses, everyone from Beyonce to Russell Simmons, have been speaking on how Frank’s announcement has affected the game.

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While out in New Orleans for the Essence Music Festival, GlobalGrind caught up with another soulful R&B singer, Anthony Hamilton, who shared his thoughts on Frank Ocean opening up about his sexuality.

Check out what he had to say below:

GlobalGrind: I consider you a real R&B person. Someone who really sings, someone who really does it. I also consider Frank Ocean a real R&B person.

Anthony Hamilton: I like Frank Ocean.

He recently “came out” and I wanted to know your thoughts on that whole situation. Do you think he’ll be able to sell? Do you think it will affect his music?

You know what? He’s creative, doesn’t matter if it’s his album or whatever album he puts his talent to, it’ll be OK. I think he’s creative enough and clever enough to go with what’s needed – to adjust to whatever the climate is in the music business. He’s smart, you can tell by his music that he’s not just some cat who doesn’t know what he’s doing. I think he should start selling the stuff, instead of putting it on the mixtapes. Don’t give away all that good music for free – not yet.

Anthony, we couldn’t agree more, but keep the free music coming Frank, the fans love it!

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