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Omar Apollo is the Mexican Frank Ocean

Another hot queer artist

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by Anonymousreply 144May 13, 2023 1:42 PM


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by Anonymousreply 1September 2, 2022 3:59 PM

Is he as dodgy at labels as Frank Ocean is?

by Anonymousreply 2September 2, 2022 4:14 PM

He identifies as “queer.” Not gay

by Anonymousreply 3September 2, 2022 4:15 PM

Idk why but I rarely find Mexicans or South American men attractive or nice-looking. Not a consciously racist thing, I just generally don’t see any that look hot or beautiful to my eyes. Guess I need to see more and pay more attention, broaden the horizons some.

Actor and former pro-wrestler Paul London (née Garcia) is about the only Mexican man I’ve ever laid eyes on who I thought was really handsome. And I found out years after knowing of him that he’s only half-Mexican, anyways (his father is white Texan).

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by Anonymousreply 4September 2, 2022 4:27 PM

He seems not to be happening, poor thing, I wonder why?

by Anonymousreply 5September 2, 2022 4:55 PM

He’s very cute

by Anonymousreply 6September 2, 2022 5:15 PM

Fucking love Frank Ocean, what happened to him?

by Anonymousreply 7September 2, 2022 5:18 PM

Frank is so reclusive and stingy with music it has exhausted his potential fan base

by Anonymousreply 8September 2, 2022 5:23 PM

Funny you say that, OP, because Ocean and Apollo were spotted yachting together in Italy recently

by Anonymousreply 9September 2, 2022 5:24 PM

[Quote] He identifies as “queer.” Not gay

Not true. He did an interview for NPR upon the release of his debut album, Ivory. He identifies as "very gay."

by Anonymousreply 10September 2, 2022 5:25 PM

Frank Ocean has been reduced to yacht boy?

by Anonymousreply 11September 2, 2022 5:26 PM


by Anonymousreply 12September 2, 2022 5:26 PM

[Quote] He seems not to be happening, poor thing, I wonder why?

His music is all over the place in terms of style. He still needs to find his own sound.

by Anonymousreply 13September 2, 2022 5:27 PM

We don't need another "queer bi" idiot like Frank Ocean.

by Anonymousreply 14September 2, 2022 5:33 PM

R10 “very gay”? So there are degrees now?😂

by Anonymousreply 15September 2, 2022 5:35 PM

[Quote] RASCOE: You've been very open about your sexuality and your lyrics. And it's something that has drawn a lot of fans to you. You have a lot of queer fans. But you're not someone who leans into capital R representation. Do you feel it's your position that you would rather just have your records speak for themselves? You have records where you're talking about him, the guy that you are feeling. Would rather just leave it at that?

[Quote] APOLLO: I don't really care. In the beginning, I was trying to be mysterious.

RASCOE: (Laughter).

APOLLO: But I'm very gay.

RASCOE: (Laughter) OK. So you're very gay.

APOLLO: It's funny - every time in interviews, you don't like to - do I really come off like that?

RASCOE: Well, I'm reading the other interviews. Maybe he don't like to say.

APOLLO: No, no, no. I do. I'm totally about it. I'm so with it. I just - I don't know. Maybe I was trying to be mysterious, trying to keep the mystique. You know what I'm saying?


APOLLO: But then, you know what? I don't even care anymore.

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by Anonymousreply 16September 2, 2022 5:41 PM

R15 it's fucking narcissistic bullshit. You are either gay or you aren't. There isn't any levels to being gay. Exclusively same sex attracted is gay. End of story. Gay means gay. The idiots who describe themselves in "percentages" of being gay are just low IQ "queer" bisexuals who love to fuck up the definition of gay/homosexual and blur the lines for their narcissistic entertainment.

by Anonymousreply 17September 2, 2022 5:42 PM

Some of your are so prickly. He was clearly saying that there's no ambiguity. He's not bisexual. He's gay. Very fuckin' gay. But humorless assholes of DL can't let shit go.

by Anonymousreply 18September 2, 2022 5:44 PM

Well alright

by Anonymousreply 19September 2, 2022 5:45 PM

R18 well if he really is gay and was just making it absolutely crystal clear that he isn't sexually ambiguous like Frank Queer Bi Ocean and the countless others like Frank, then that's awesome! We need more ACTUAL GAY celebrities and GAY artists. This fluid ambiguous bullshit of 90% of the entertainment industry is actually making people more homophobic not less homophobic.

by Anonymousreply 20September 2, 2022 5:52 PM

Are there countless others like Frank? Very few male celebrities speak on their same sex attraction.

by Anonymousreply 21September 2, 2022 5:55 PM

Of course

by Anonymousreply 22September 2, 2022 5:56 PM

[Quote]We need more ACTUAL GAY celebrities and GAY artists. This fluid ambiguous bullshit of 90% of the entertainment industry is actually making people more homophobic not less homophobic.

R20 Preach.

by Anonymousreply 23September 2, 2022 8:29 PM

[Quote] I am interested to see how quickly Hollywood welcomes him back and forgets....as well as his so called fans.


by Anonymousreply 24September 2, 2022 8:30 PM

How does sexual fluidity make people more homophobic? Empirical evidence says otherwise

by Anonymousreply 25September 2, 2022 8:39 PM

I'm not feelin the stache.

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by Anonymousreply 26September 5, 2022 3:48 AM

Still cute

by Anonymousreply 27September 5, 2022 4:07 AM

I’m gonna take my time….

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by Anonymousreply 28September 8, 2022 2:07 AM

[quote] He identifies as "very gay."



No thanks!

by Anonymousreply 29September 8, 2022 2:11 AM

He's quite average looking.

by Anonymousreply 30September 8, 2022 2:12 AM

Well one of his song lyrics is reminiscing about blowing the backout of a guy (who has a gf).

by Anonymousreply 31September 8, 2022 2:13 AM

*back out

by Anonymousreply 32September 8, 2022 2:13 AM

[quote] Well one of his song lyrics is reminiscing about blowing the backout of a guy (who has a gf).

Sure, Jan.

Miss Apollo is the only MARY getting her "back blown out."

by Anonymousreply 33September 8, 2022 2:20 AM

Well, whoever gets to give him a pearl necklace is fortunate.

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by Anonymousreply 34September 8, 2022 2:21 AM

This song is beautiful. He should blow up.

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by Anonymousreply 35September 15, 2022 5:07 PM

I like it

by Anonymousreply 36September 15, 2022 5:20 PM

Why has the song gone up so much in streams? TikTok?

by Anonymousreply 37September 15, 2022 5:50 PM

Role model

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by Anonymousreply 38September 15, 2022 6:28 PM

It's nice to hear him backed by a vocal chorus, though they sing better than he does. He needs to work on his breath support. If "Evergreen" takes off, I suspect he'll make a full Nu Soul record. I'm not here for the corny Mexican song at the start.

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by Anonymousreply 39September 16, 2022 4:48 AM


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by Anonymousreply 41September 29, 2022 9:25 PM

Blue nail polish, no thanks.

by Anonymousreply 42September 29, 2022 9:49 PM

He is very attractive

by Anonymousreply 43September 29, 2022 9:55 PM

He’s hot

by Anonymousreply 44September 30, 2022 12:18 AM

Climbing the Charts

Omar Apollo scores his first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Oct. 1) with his budding hit “Evergreen.”

The song, released in April via Warner Records, debuts at No. 62 with 7.4 million U.S. streams (up 70%) in the Sept. 16-22 tracking week, according to Luminate. It also opens at No. 35 on all-genre Streaming Songs chart.

The surge can be attributed in part to the singer-songwriter’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 15, in honor of Latinx Heritage Month. Omar Apollo performed “Evergreen,” along with “En El Olvido,” “Petrified” and “Endlessly.”

by Anonymousreply 45September 30, 2022 12:19 AM

“ Evergreen” has also expanded its reach thanks to TikTok, where a portion of the song’s bridge has been used in nearly 300,000 clips.

Omar Apollo (real name Omar Velasco; Apollo plays on his middle name, Apolonio), 25, first appeared on a Billboard chart in August 2019 with his EP Friends. The set debuted and peaked at No. 19 on Heatseekers Albums.

by Anonymousreply 46September 30, 2022 12:20 AM

NPR Tiny Desk Concert

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by Anonymousreply 47September 30, 2022 5:09 AM

TD Concert

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by Anonymousreply 48September 30, 2022 2:55 PM

The Tiny Desk concert was linked at r39.

by Anonymousreply 49September 30, 2022 3:14 PM

Reaction to meme

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by Anonymousreply 50October 2, 2022 4:51 AM

I tried listening to his album a couple months ago and was bored to tears.

by Anonymousreply 51October 2, 2022 5:01 AM

It's very short.

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by Anonymousreply 53October 2, 2022 10:00 PM

Prince 👑

by Anonymousreply 54October 8, 2022 3:22 AM

Work on your live vocals, Omar. "Go Away" was shit on Fallon (Kimmel?) and GMA. And tour with a trio of dedicated backing vocalists, not just your dirtbag buddies.

by Anonymousreply 55October 8, 2022 8:58 AM

Someone has a nasty character flaw of envy. It's also a grave sin ⬆️

by Anonymousreply 56October 8, 2022 12:08 PM

Shawn Mendes could learn a thing from Omar

by Anonymousreply 57October 8, 2022 4:50 PM

Mexican-American. Born in Indiana.

by Anonymousreply 58October 8, 2022 6:39 PM

[Quote] Someone has a nasty character flaw of envy. It's also a grave sin ⬆️

No one envies and underdog, dear. My post was constructive.

by Anonymousreply 59October 8, 2022 8:08 PM

Not sure someone with his level of fame and acclaim is currently an “underdog.”

by Anonymousreply 60October 8, 2022 8:12 PM

He's received a push. That's not the same as fame.

by Anonymousreply 61October 8, 2022 8:19 PM

A somewhat awkward interview. The host doesn't help.

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by Anonymousreply 62October 9, 2022 5:17 PM

He’s very cute

by Anonymousreply 63October 9, 2022 7:06 PM

I love his chill vibe

by Anonymousreply 64October 9, 2022 7:10 PM

Like Frank, women love Omar

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by Anonymousreply 65October 9, 2022 7:14 PM

[Quote] women love Omar

Who gives a fuck? This is DL.

by Anonymousreply 66October 9, 2022 8:11 PM

I do

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by Anonymousreply 68October 9, 2022 8:31 PM

Because i love it when nonstraight dudes are attractive to women. Heightens my interest in them, as well as signals cultural progress.

by Anonymousreply 69October 9, 2022 8:36 PM

[Quote] when nonstraight dudes are attractive to women. Heightens my interest in them

It is to laugh.

by Anonymousreply 70October 9, 2022 8:44 PM


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by Anonymousreply 71October 9, 2022 9:55 PM

A Chorus Line?

by Anonymousreply 72October 9, 2022 10:16 PM

Short interview. These host must be volunteers.

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by Anonymousreply 73October 13, 2022 10:34 PM

He’s struggling to climb the Billboard Hot 100.

Last week, his song “Evergreen” was at 51.

This week, it fell down to 60. Its peak position was 51. Not a good sign.

by Anonymousreply 74October 18, 2022 2:47 PM

Lack of radio play?

by Anonymousreply 75October 18, 2022 4:38 PM

He just can't make it, for some reason. And I don't see him making in the future either.

by Anonymousreply 76October 18, 2022 6:05 PM

He has yet to find his own sound. The track with Pharrell was ass. His Prince knockoffs are just that.

by Anonymousreply 77October 18, 2022 6:26 PM

Is he a bottom?

by Anonymousreply 78October 18, 2022 6:31 PM

I hope not.

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by Anonymousreply 79October 21, 2022 3:25 AM

[quote] He's not bisexual. He's gay. Very fuckin' gay

Where? Show us.

by Anonymousreply 80October 21, 2022 3:28 AM

Well, well, well...

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by Anonymousreply 81October 21, 2022 3:31 AM


[quote]I don't really care. I feel like in the beginning, I was trying to be mysterious and stuff, but now I'm just like — I'm very gay, so I'm just like, whatever. It's funny, every time I'm doing an interview, they're like, "You don't like to..." I'm like, "Damn, do I really come off like that?" [laughs] But no, I'm totally about it. Maybe I was trying to keep the mystique, you understand? But I don't even care anymore [laughs].

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by Anonymousreply 82October 21, 2022 4:10 AM

King 👑

by Anonymousreply 83October 21, 2022 4:19 AM

R4 is old, white, and saggy

by Anonymousreply 84October 21, 2022 4:36 AM

He's clearly trying to go the showman route (from 1:30 onwards).

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by Anonymousreply 85October 23, 2022 4:29 AM

And just like Frank Ocean and Sam Smith, the majority of his listeners are probably young women or the men who are trying to fuck them. Gay guys are listening to music by women.

by Anonymousreply 86October 23, 2022 4:56 AM

I don't believe men are listening to Omar in an attempt to impress girls.

by Anonymousreply 87October 23, 2022 5:01 AM

R86, you say that like it’s a bad thing dude

by Anonymousreply 88October 23, 2022 5:05 AM

R20 So bi people should stop being bi and force themselves to be gay, just to please you?

by Anonymousreply 89October 23, 2022 5:09 AM

I've just realized that poster ISN'T named Dark Minge Lord.

by Anonymousreply 90October 23, 2022 5:17 AM

R88 It's just noticeable to me that gay male artists fail to make music that I, a gay man, can never really enjoy or get excited about. Also, R87, so many young men are so pussy starved, that yes, they do listen to music that women like so that they can have something to relate with them. I had a roommate who listened to Lorde, Taylor Swift, and One Direction as if it was a homework assignment, because he noticed a bunch of the girls he was friends with or matching with on Tinder liked them.

by Anonymousreply 91October 23, 2022 5:23 AM

That was his excuse, hon.

by Anonymousreply 92October 23, 2022 5:24 AM

[Quote] It's just noticeable to me that gay male artists fail to make music that I, a gay man, can never really enjoy or get excited about.

Do you enjoy Sinitta?

by Anonymousreply 93October 23, 2022 5:25 AM

R91, straight dudes like Frank Ocean because he speaks to them, not to get women. Don’t make up wild lies

by Anonymousreply 94October 23, 2022 5:42 AM

Omar is hot 🥵

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by Anonymousreply 96October 29, 2022 5:30 AM

His stage wear has got more flamboyant since fully coming out.

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by Anonymousreply 97November 10, 2022 7:31 AM

R69, that's bullshit, you need to stop chasing hetero validation. So homophobic.

by Anonymousreply 98November 10, 2022 9:11 AM

So smooth

by Anonymousreply 99November 14, 2022 3:57 PM

[quote] Omar Apollo is the Mexican Frank Ocean

And pink is the navy blue of India.

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by Anonymousreply 101November 17, 2022 8:12 AM

I love his music, but I wish he'd get back to that more guitar-based, indie rocker sound. He had a little R&B Jeff Buckley thing going on in his early projects that was nice ('Unbothered', 'Two of Us', 'U Got Me'). This recent one has some great songs like 'Evergreen' and 'Invincible', but outside of a few it was so overproduced and poppy, jumping from genre to genre and not cohesive at all. Too many digital effects they put on his voice too - although he isn't really a great vocalist so I get why.

He sings about men in his songs a lot more frequently and openly than Frank Ocean (or even Steve Lacy). As a bi guy I'm happy to have him around, I just would rather he be on his own path as a great artist, than the industry's path as a great financial success. His team are pushing him HARD this year (part of the coming out is all the PR) and it's slowly working. He's probably one viral tik tok song and a terrible acting performance on an episode of Euphoria away from really exploding into the mainstream.

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by Anonymousreply 102November 17, 2022 12:00 PM

The music will have to be bullet proof for him to break through. He can't rely on making women wet.

by Anonymousreply 103November 17, 2022 12:26 PM

Music Video.

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by Anonymousreply 104November 19, 2022 9:38 PM


by Anonymousreply 105November 19, 2022 9:44 PM

Women love him

by Anonymousreply 106November 19, 2022 10:15 PM

Hush, Uncle Tom at r106.

by Anonymousreply 107November 20, 2022 2:40 PM

Never dude

by Anonymousreply 108November 20, 2022 6:14 PM

Guys that look like this….

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by Anonymousreply 109November 24, 2022 7:40 PM

I saw Omar on his "Protoype" tour yesterday. The show was soldout. He hit the stage in a black shiny, sequined suit that was a cross between Judy Garland and Prince. He is tall which makes him sexier. He's also agile and his signature move is a twirl, like MJ.

The audience was the most diverse collection of Zoomers I've ever seen at a concert. My gaydar short-circuited, I could not tell who was what. There were same-sex, opposite sex, intersex and indeterminate-sex couples. EVERYONE screamed like a teenage girl at the start of each song and when he would twirl. "Evergreen" was a loud sing-along that climaxed in ear-splitting screams from the crowd. The show was in a theater but they stood the whole time, even during ballads.

Judging from this reaction, he is clearly striking a chord and finding his audience.

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by Anonymousreply 110November 28, 2022 4:40 PM

Some people actually don't think he's gay

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by Anonymousreply 111November 29, 2022 6:32 AM

R89, how homophobic are you, creep?

by Anonymousreply 112November 30, 2022 6:09 PM

Huh 🤔

by Anonymousreply 113December 1, 2022 12:34 AM

The Bi Troll claims that queer people who aren't gay are homophobic by virtue of their existence.

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by Anonymousreply 115December 1, 2022 12:44 AM

[quote] He had a little R&B Jeff Buckley thing going on in his early projects that was nice ('Unbothered', 'Two of Us', 'U Got Me').

Vocally, he's not really as distinct as Buckley and certainly doesn't have the same caliber of instrument. I like him, though. He's got pizzazz.

by Anonymousreply 116December 1, 2022 7:29 PM

R114, no dummy it's their insistence that everyone is a on a fucking spectrum and there are no truly gay people. That shit is homophobic and you don't have to be a troll to see through the bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 117December 2, 2022 5:32 AM

The truly gay people are on one end of the spectrum and the truly het people are on the other end... Where's the homophobia?

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by Anonymousreply 119December 2, 2022 4:09 PM

I wonder if he's fucking Shawn Mendes?

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by Anonymousreply 121December 2, 2022 5:47 PM

[quote] I wonder if he's fucking Shawn Mendes?

No. They are sexually incompatible -- unless they really only like oral.

by Anonymousreply 122December 2, 2022 6:06 PM

Tiktok loves Omar

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by Anonymousreply 123December 2, 2022 6:15 PM

The NC state Technician: On Sunday, Nov. 20, Omar Apollo won every heart in the sold-out venue of the Ritz in Raleigh. The 25-year-old R&B singer from Indiana is fairly new to the music scene, though you wouldn’t know it from the electric crowd of 1,400 people singing along to every word. This may be his first tour, but Apollo knows what he’s doing on stage.

The Ritz itself seems very boring and quiet from the outside, but once you step through the doors, you're greeted by the buzz of excited young people and friendly staff. The dark interior and crowded floorspace gets everyone in the mood to dance (and so do the bars stationed in the back of the room).

Opening for Apollo was Ravyn Lenae, who just released her first album "Hypnos,"which, after about four years of relative silence from the artist, did not disappoint. Although her voice was soft and high, it was strong and had an incredible range; it had a fierceness about it that was mimicked in her bright red costume.

Lenae had a calm presence and was clearly at home on the stage. With every song she performed, you could tell that her soul was in it. She performed some of her more upbeat songs like “M.I.A.” and “Xtasy,” which got the crowd fired up. Her R&B-mixed-with-soul sound was an awesome warmup for the crowd.

Apollo himself was warmly welcomed by the noisy crowd of fans and spent the rest of the concert in a sort of witty discourse with the audience. He was incredibly interactive with the crowd, and the crowd was interactive with him. He fed off of their boisterous energy and had everyone singing along and dancing. He stuck to songs from his latest album “Ivory,” such as “Talk” and “Killing Me.”

His songs incorporated aspects of both his American and Spanish backgrounds, as seen in his songs “En El Olvido” and “Tamagotchi.” Others like “Evergreen,” which you’ve probably heard on TikTok at some point, were more soulful, heartfelt songs every one of us can relate to. Evergreen’s famous lines: “You know you really made me hate myself, had to stop before I’d break myself, should have broken off to date myself, you didn’t deserve me at all,” emphasize Apollo’s heartache.

by Anonymousreply 124December 2, 2022 6:17 PM

You think he was fronting with the lyric about "used to blow your back out"?

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by Anonymousreply 126December 2, 2022 9:38 PM

r118, when you keep insisting everyone is bisexual, THAT's the fucking homophobia.

by Anonymousreply 127December 4, 2022 12:10 AM

Who insisted everyone is bisexual? On this thread?

by Anonymousreply 128December 4, 2022 5:39 AM

Rejected from art school

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by Anonymousreply 129December 6, 2022 1:55 AM


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by Anonymousreply 130December 10, 2022 1:42 AM

"I just wanna sit down..."

Whatchu wanna sit down on?

by Anonymousreply 131December 10, 2022 1:45 AM

Pretty Guy.

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by Anonymousreply 132December 13, 2022 5:41 AM

So hot and smooth

by Anonymousreply 133December 13, 2022 1:00 PM

I think this interviewer is into him.

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by Anonymousreply 134February 6, 2023 10:40 PM


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by Anonymousreply 135March 9, 2023 3:31 AM

I love how that reaction clip shows Omar giving no reaction.

by Anonymousreply 136March 9, 2023 4:21 AM


It's militantly, radicalised, bitter, quisling queenies such as yourself that re-fan the flames of homophobia. You silly c*nts think transphobia isn't an extension or moving of goal posts of homophobia that reverts.

by Anonymousreply 137March 17, 2023 8:46 PM

San Diego

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by Anonymousreply 138March 18, 2023 5:22 AM

R137, do you protect gay men or women who identify as men?

by Anonymousreply 139March 18, 2023 9:17 PM

Frank Ocean in da house

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by Anonymousreply 140March 25, 2023 5:22 PM

Frank Ocean got all bitchy after his shitty Grammy performance; it completely took the air out of the absurd hype surrounding him as it revealed him to be an overrated hack.

by Anonymousreply 141March 25, 2023 5:53 PM

That performance did not negatively impact Frank’s career. His failure to produce new content has, and his near reclusive lifestyle

by Anonymousreply 142March 25, 2023 6:12 PM

Frank Ocean's young brother died not so long ago.

by Anonymousreply 143March 26, 2023 2:22 AM

When he realized he is gay

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