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Frank Ocean's Dad Is Suing Him for $14.5 Million

Frank Ocean‘s father Calvin Cooksey is suing him for defamation after the singer claimed that his dad once used a homophobic slur years ago.

The 29-year-old singer made a statement on his Tumblr page last year following the Orlando nightclub shooting and recalled an experience he had with his dad as a child.

“I was 6 years old when I heard my dad call our transgender waitress a f****t as he dragged me out of a neighborhood diner saying we wouldn’t be served because she was dirty,” the Tumblr post read.

Calvin says that the claim is not true and it has hurt his opportunities to pursue film and music jobs, according to TMZ. He is asking for $14.5 million in damages.

Back in 2014, Calvin sued Russell Simmons for $142 million for claiming he was a deadbeat dad.

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Frank Ocean's Mom Wants Kim Burrell Cut from His Album

Frank Ocean has Kim Burrell as a featured artist on his album Blonde and now his mom wants her to be cut from the record after her anti-gay comments were exposed.

The 29-year-old openly gay singer’s mom Katonya Breaux spoke out on Twitter after the comments spread online.

“Me: Son, can we crop Kim Burrells voice out of your song??” she tweeted. “I mean damn. Hypocrisy and the inciting of hate pisses me off. Opportunistic &?%#€!!”

Kim is featured on the song “Godspeed” on Frank‘s album. She is also heard on the Hidden Figures soundtrack.

Frank Ocean Announces First Concert Dates in Three Years

Frank Ocean is finally performing live for his fans after a three-year hiatus!

The 29-year-old “Thinkin Bout You” singer is set to headline the 2017 NorthSide Festival in Denmark on June 9 and the 2017 Lovebox Festival in London on July 14, according to Rolling Stone.

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He also added the 2017 Hangout Festival in Alabama on May 19 and the 2017 Sasquatch Festival in Washington on May 26 to his schedule.

In case you missed it, check out Frank‘s recent rare interview about why he was snubbed by the Grammys!

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Frank Ocean Gives Rare Interview, Explains Why He Snubbed the Grammys

Frank Ocean has given one of his first interviews in years and in it, he explains why decided not to submit his latest albums for Grammy Awards consideration.

The 29-year-old singer, who has two Grammys to his name and many more nominations already, made his decision to protest the organization.

“That institution certainly has nostalgic importance,” Frank told the New York Times. “It just doesn’t seem to be representing very well for people who come from where I come from, and hold down what I hold down.”

“I think the infrastructure of the awarding system and the nomination system and screening system is dated,” he added. “I’d rather this be my Colin Kaepernick moment for the Grammys than sit there in the audience.”

Frank noted during the interview that only a few black artists have ever won the Album of the Year prize.

It looks like Frank never told his pal Kanye West about his plans because the rapper vowed to boycott the awards show if the singer is not nominated in 2017.

Kanye West Will Boycott Grammys if Frank Ocean is Not Nominated

Kanye West has announced that he will not attend the 2017 Grammy Awards if his friend Frank Ocean does not receive nominations.

It was previously revealed that Frank is not eligible for awards at the upcoming ceremony because neither of his recently released albums, Blonde and Endless, were submitted for consideration.

Kanye still thinks that Frank should be considered for awards.

“I’ll tell you this right now, if his album is not nominated in no categories, I’m not showing up to the Grammys,” Kanye said during his concert on Saturday night (October 22). “As artists, we’ve got to come together to fight the bulls—.”

Frank was previously nominated for Album of the Year and Best New Artist in 2013. He picked up two awards that year, including Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “No Church in the Wild” with Kanye and Jay Z.

Frank Ocean's Albums 'Blonde' & 'Endless' Did Not Qualify for Grammy Awards

Frank Ocean is ineligible for the upcoming 2017 Grammy Awards because he missed the filing deadline.

The 28-year-old singer released two albums over the summer – visual album Endless with Def Jam and Blonde, which he released on his own – and it looks like neither album was submitted in time for Grammy consideration, Grammy reps confirmed to Billboard.

The deadline for Grammy consideration was September 30.

The reasoning behind why Frank‘s labels, management, or representatives didn’t submit his albums is still unknown.

Blonde debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard 200, and had over 270,000 downloads within the first week, which was the third highest album sell of the year.

Frank has won two Grammy awards, including “Best Urban Contemporary Album” for his album Channel Orange in 2013.

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Kanye West Wants Frank Ocean's Music Added to Radio

Kanye West has taken to Twitter to ask radio stations to start playing Frank Ocean‘s music.

The R&B singer just released his new album Blonde and it was reportedly released independently as his visual album Endless completed his obligations with Def Jam.

“If anyone at radio really loves music … Come together and pick your favorite Frank Ocean song and play it at least 10 times a day,” Kanye started off a series of five tweets.

Kanye wrote an ode to McDonald’s for Frank‘s “Boys Don’t Cry” magazine released with the new album.

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