Frank rang in 2013 the hard way — by losing his license after being caught with pot during a traffic stop! Read on for all the details.
Frank Ocean was hoping to ring in the new year in style after his album, Channel Orange, topped most critics’ lists of the best albums of 2012. But after the R&B star was pulled over for speeding on New Year’s Eve, his celebration went downhill fast. Frank had his license confiscated by police after they discovered marijuana in his vehicle!
According to TMZ, Frank, 25, was pulled over in Mono County, CA for going 90 mph in a 65 mph zone. As police officers neared his car, they could smell the very distinct odor of weed pouring out of the vehicle.
Law enforcement officials tell the website that Frank was cited with marijuana possession, driving on a suspended license, and tinted windows. He wasn’t taken to jail for the charges. Rather, the police released him on the spot with his tickets. But Frank’s passenger had to drive him home because the officers confiscated the suspended license!
Frank Ocean’s Otherwise Great 2012
While 2012 didn’t end so well for Frank, it was a banner year for the rising star, in practically every other way. His debut album was released in July to sweeping critical acclaim. Just before the album’s release, on July 4, Frank came out, via an an open letter he posted on his blog, which detailed an “unrequited love” he had for another man when he was 19. His sharing of this news was met with much applause=.
In December, Frank spoke candidly with QG about his fears over the letter derailing his burgeoning career.
“I had those fears. In black music, we’ve got so many leaps and bounds to make with acceptance and tolerance in regard to that issue. It reflects something just ingrained, you know. When I was growing up, there was nobody in my family — not even my mother — who I could look to and be like, ‘I know you’ve never said anything homophobic.’ So, you know, you worry about people in the business who you’ve heard talk that way. Some of my heroes coming up talk recklessly like that. It’s tempting to give those views and words — that ignorance — more attention than they deserve. Very tempting.”
Are you surprised that Frank was caught with weed, HollywoodLifers?
— Billy Nilles
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