It did not take too long until the first come up and comment on Frank Ocean's decision to address his sexuality publicly. Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator, who has himself been accused of homophobia, took to his Twitter feed in solidarity with his friend, sending out following tweets:
"Fucking Finally Sus Boy @frank_ocean. Hahahaha, You Still Aint Got No Bitches Hahaha My Nigga Dawg."
"My Big Brother Finally Fucking Did That. Proud Of That Nigga Cause I Know That Shit Is Difficult Or Whatever. Anyway. I'm A Toilet."
Earl Sweatshirt briefly stated, “Proud of frank,” while others outside the Los Angeles collective has expressed their support. Atlanta's DJ Drama tweeted, “I commend Frank Ocean on his courage, I support him & will continue to be a fan of his work.” Hip-hop mogul and ambassador, Russell Simmons, applauded Frank for showing the courage to come out.
"I am profoundly moved by the courage and honesty of Frank Ocean. Your decision to go public about your sexual orientation gives hope and light to so many young people still living in fear... His gifts are undeniable. His talent, enormous. His bravery, incredible. His actions this morning will uplift our consciousness and allow us to become better people."