Frank Ocean interviewed on Hot 97
Hot 97 host Angie Martinez scored a rare interview with Frank Ocean and with that opportunity, she asked about his affiliation with Odd Future, his collaborations with Jay-Z and Kanye, meeting Beyonce, and his future.
Here are some pull quotes from Gossip On This:
On band mate Tyler the Creator:
“I definitely won’t go on the record and say that I latch on to every beef or confrontation or scuffle that Tyler gets into, maybe in the streets, but not in the matrix or the Internet. I can’t keep up with that…”
On working with Kanye & Jay Z on WTT:
“I rarely do collabs, so that’s just one of the ones you absolutely do. It’s like a no-brainer. I didn’t really think about any of it. The last thing on my mind was working with artists who I’ve held in high esteem for years. In the initial walk in… he wasn’t saying anything and I was nervous, but as soon as we started talking, he’s super cool,” Ocean told Hot 97. “I think he was trying to make me nervous, make me sweat. It seemed a little intentional but it was all good. We were laughing within minutes. I worked with Jay on his solo album before I did the Watch the Throne sessions. The second time I went it was Barry Weiss, Jay, Beyoncé, Kanye, couple other people, it was a pretty heavy room.”
On if he checked Beyonce out just a little bit:
“I said hello and greeted her as I greeted everyone else.”
On when his album will be dropping:
“I have no idea. I just want to make sure the next thing is right and I don’t want to go on the record and say that it’s coming out on some phantom date that never appears.”
On if he’s touring with Kanye and Jay-Z for their “Watch the Throne” tour:
“It’s not up to me, but I would love to. I think that’s all I’m gonna say about that.”
Listen to the full interview below.