These songs of defiance, independence, and survival are exactly what we need right now.
“First of all, I’m not gay,” Shawn said on Snapchat. “Second of all, it shouldn’t make a difference if I was or if I wasn’t. The focus should be on the music and not my sexuality.”
The controversial singer, who quit the music industry in 2003, came out to an interviewer, then said she's neither gay nor straight, is reportedly making threats of self-harm on social media.
"Many hate us and wish we didn’t exist," wrote Ocean in a lucid Tumblr post, about the Orlando shootings.
The legendary out singer initially wrote a song about Orlando to make herself less scared and angry. But putting it out into the world "feels like holding someone's hand."