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Thread started 09/04/12 7:06am

kitbradley

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Stevie Wonder Clarifies Comments on Frank Ocean's Sexuality

This must be the holiday weekend for further explanations, because, like Seal before him, Stevie Wonder is also taking a moment to clarify remarks he's made in the press, with his being about hot topic Frank Ocean.

Ocean's musical style has drawn comparisons to Wonder's work, and thus the young artist - whose admission that he previously fell in love with a man was met with intense media coverage - was one of the topics in Wonder's recent conversation with U.K. paper The Guardian.

Wonder was asked whether he was "surprised that there could ... be a [furor]" over Ocean's plaintive discussion about his sexuality, particularly in this day and age, to which Wonder replied-

"I think honestly, some people who think they're gay, they're confused," Wonder said. "People can misconstrue closeness for love. People can feel connected, they bond. I'm not saying all [gay people are confused]. Some people have a desire to be with the same sex. But that's them."

Since that interview posted Thursday, Wonder's taken the time to clear up any misunderstandings about what he was trying to say.

"I'm sorry that my words about anyone feeling confused about their love were misunderstood. No one has been a Since that interview posted Thursday, Wonder's taken the time to clear up any misunderstandings about what he was trying to say.

"I'm sorry that my words about anyone feeling confused about their love were misunderstood. No one has been a greater advocate for the power of love in this world than I; both in my life and in my music," the legendary musician told CNN in a statement. "Clearly, love is love, between a man and a woman, a woman and a man, a woman and a woman and a man and a man. What I'm not confused about is the world needing much more love, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry and more unity, peace and understanding. Period"

http://www.theindychannel...etail.html

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #1 posted 09/04/12 8:19am

GoldDolphin

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Frank should NEVER be compared to Stevie, that's just crazy!!!

When the power of love overcomes the love of power,the world will know peace -Jimi Hendrix
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Reply #2 posted 09/04/12 11:21am

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I was surprised that Stevie even went there. He's been in the game too long to step into such an obvious no win trap. confused

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Reply #3 posted 09/04/12 11:39am

robertlove

GoldDolphin said:

Frank should NEVER be compared to Stevie, that's just crazy!!!

That's not the topic

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Reply #4 posted 09/04/12 12:06pm

cbarnes3121

robertlove said:

GoldDolphin said:

Frank should NEVER be compared to Stevie, that's just crazy!!!

That's not the topic

it might be the topic but its true frank is not talented he using his dick loving 2 sale records talk about weak has stevie ever pulled such tricks ummm no cuz he got what .... real talent

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Reply #5 posted 09/04/12 4:07pm

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GoldDolphin said:

Frank should NEVER be compared to Stevie, that's just crazy!!!

Since when was it a sin to compare and contrast artists? Its not like someone made a value judgement that Frank Ocean was a better singer/songwriter or performer than Stevie Wonder. Let artists LIVE and CREATE their art without being lambasted at every turn. Who knows, Frank Ocean may grow to be one of the greats. Let him live, let him create!

[Edited 9/4/12 16:07pm]

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Reply #6 posted 09/04/12 4:07pm

kitbradley

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cbarnes3121 said:

robertlove said:

That's not the topic

it might be the topic but its true frank is not talented he using his dick loving 2 sale records talk about weak has stevie ever pulled such tricks ummm no cuz he got what .... real talent

And how exactly is that different from the rappers and male R&B singers using their pussy loving to sell records???

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Reply #7 posted 09/04/12 4:08pm

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cbarnes3121 said:

robertlove said:

That's not the topic

it might be the topic but its true frank is not talented he using his dick loving 2 sale records talk about weak has stevie ever pulled such tricks ummm no cuz he got what .... real talent

Calm down.

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Reply #8 posted 09/04/12 4:36pm

Terrib3Towel

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Will never get the Frank hype. He has a few nice tunes, but dude can't sing for shit.

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Reply #9 posted 09/04/12 5:16pm

Hudson

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kitbradley said:

No one has been a Since that interview posted Thursday, Wonder's taken the time to clear up any misunderstandings about what he was trying to say.

http://www.theindychannel...etail.html

WTF does that mean?

I don't want to get eaten alive
'cause you're so dangerous
No more hearts I can trust, you see
I don't want to get eaten alive
To be eaten alive
Eaten alive
I don't ever want to be
Eaten alive
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Reply #10 posted 09/04/12 5:33pm

Timmy84

Hudson said:

kitbradley said:

No one has been a Since that interview posted Thursday, Wonder's taken the time to clear up any misunderstandings about what he was trying to say.

http://www.theindychannel...etail.html

WTF does that mean?

Further proof journalism is dead. "a Since", why would someone write that on a news website?

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Reply #11 posted 09/04/12 6:25pm

errant

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Timmy84 said:

Hudson said:

WTF does that mean?

Further proof journalism is dead. "a Since", why would someone write that on a news website?

looks like a formatting error, since the full quote shows up in the next paragraph

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #12 posted 09/04/12 6:29pm

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errant said:

Timmy84 said:

Further proof journalism is dead. "a Since", why would someone write that on a news website?

looks like a formatting error, since the full quote shows up in the next paragraph

Good catch. Remove the "No One has been a" and it makes perfect sense. falloff

I don't want to get eaten alive
'cause you're so dangerous
No more hearts I can trust, you see
I don't want to get eaten alive
To be eaten alive
Eaten alive
I don't ever want to be
Eaten alive
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Reply #13 posted 09/04/12 6:30pm

Timmy84

Hudson said:

errant said:

looks like a formatting error, since the full quote shows up in the next paragraph

Good catch. Remove the "No One has been a" and it makes perfect sense. falloff

nod I find that funny. The errors that occur on some sites. It makes the whole article look stupid tbh. lol

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Reply #14 posted 09/04/12 6:50pm

seelliiaan

dreamfactory313 said:

GoldDolphin said:

Frank should NEVER be compared to Stevie, that's just crazy!!!

Since when was it a sin to compare and contrast artists? Its not like someone made a value judgement that Frank Ocean was a better singer/songwriter or performer than Stevie Wonder. Let artists LIVE and CREATE their art without being lambasted at every turn. Who knows, Frank Ocean may grow to be one of the greats. Let him live, let him create!

[Edited 9/4/12 16:07pm]

Yeah, I agree, although it never accrued to me to compare Stevie and Frank, I do think Frank is one of the better artists out there these days. He might not be Prince, but he does have a cool style and sound. And really, who knows he might indeed grow to be one of the greatest. Lyrically to me he is just amazing. Plus someone mentioned here that he uses sex to sell music lol that is the most hypocritical statement on a Prince fan page. I also think Prince is a hypocrite when he criticize "todays' music industry for using sex to sell... Who did it better than anyone? Prince LOL.... Sex is the most raw human quality, and it sells, it speaks to everyone.

[Edited 9/4/12 18:56pm]

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Reply #15 posted 09/04/12 8:37pm

mjscarousal

dreamfactory313 said:

cbarnes3121 said:

it might be the topic but its true frank is not talented he using his dick loving 2 sale records talk about weak has stevie ever pulled such tricks ummm no cuz he got what .... real talent

Calm down.

That poster is ALWAYS angry EVERY time he posts

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