Frank Ocean Covers Prince of the Day

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Frank Ocean is blowing up, what with killer reviews of his debut album channel ORANGE and his much-lauded recent admission to having fallen in love with a man.

Now he's one-upped himself, with a cover of Prince's "When You Were Mine," on Tuesday night at The Wiltern in L.A.

Don't miss the woman screaming  "OH MY GOD" at 0:21.

[uproxx]

Show Of Support of the Day

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Show Of Support of the Day
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When 24-year-old Odd Future member Frank Ocean admitted on Tumblr last week to falling in love with a man, it was quite the shock to the hip-hop world, notorious for its tendency to disparage gays.

Nonetheless, Ocean's bandmate Tyler, the Creator tweeted a classy congrats, and Def Jam's Russell Simmons said Ocean "changed the game" for hip hop in a positive way.

Now, industry royalty Beyoncé and Jay-Z have joined the ranks of Ocean's supporters.

Beyoncé, whose track "I Miss You" was written by Ocean, posted a pic of Ocean to her site over the weekend. The overlay reads:

Be fearless / Be honest / Be generous / Be brave / Be poetic / Be open / Be free / Be yourself / Be in love / Be happy / Be inspiration.

Beyoncé's show of support was one-upped only by hubby Jay-Z -- a powerful missive to Ocean (penned by dream hampton) on his site is more than worth a full read, but here's the money excerpt:

We admire the great courage and beauty and fearlessness in your coming out, not only as a bisexual Black man, but as a broken hearted one. The tender irony that your letter is to a boy who was unable to return your love until years later because he was living a lie is the only truly tragic detail about your letter.

[hypervocal]