What do you say to a son whose father is the one turning his moment of triumph into one of bitterness and pain? That’s ultimately what many of us are wondering as news has spread that music’s man of the moment, Frank Ocean, has reportedly been threatened with a lawsuit by his father.
In June, Ocean revealed to the world that his absentee father was keeping track of his life and rising career. “just found out my absent father’s been cyberstalking me, hi dad,” tweeted Ocean. But early Wednesday morning, Dec. 19, Ocean revealed to his fans the shocking news that his father was now threatening to sue him.
Ocean deleted the pained tweet shortly afterwards, but he left another reflective tweet about his troubling situation.
“I got his DNA though, maybe I inherited some of his karma too,” he tweeted.
Luckily for Ocean, his Odd Future brother, Tyler, The Creator, quickly offered him some comforting words.
“PLAY HIM INGLORIOUS AND TELL HIM I SAID HE’S A F WORD,” Tyler wrote to Ocean.
Although Ocean appreciated the support, he did tell his OF bandmate to edit out the offensive gay slur.
“I don’t like that word,” replied Ocean.
It’s a sad note to end the year on, as the singer enjoyed a year full of personal and career highs. Aside from being praised for his bravery in admitting that he’s fallen in love with a man, Ocean also received universal acclaim for his debut album, Channel Orange, which recently garnered him six Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist.
However, we’re sure that Ocean will find a way to overcome this hurdle and focus on his new plans to design arenas and write novels. Unfortunately, Ocean isn’t the only one with family issues. Check out some other strained family relationships below. –nicholas robinson