Oyster Magazine’s editor, Zac Bayly, caught up with singer/songwriter Frank Ocean for an exclusive cover shoot and accompanying interview.
For the mag’s Hang Out In Real Life issue, The Pyramids singer chatted over two hours for an unusual interview — such as Frank’s high school side hustle and the kind of pants he likes to buy. Check out some of the excerpts below from the entertaining discussion below:
Zac Bayly: Where are you right now?
Frank Ocean: I’m at a store for pants.
ZB: What kind of pants are you buying?
FO: Pants that hide my legs and my privates.
ZB:Those are usually the best kinds of pants.
FO:[Laughs] They are.
ZB:I hate shopping for pants. It’s the hardest thing in the world!
FO:Yeah, you can’t just go and buy new pants. And then, when you discover the pants, it’s this euphoric feeling all throughout your body, because you know you found the right pants [laughs].
Frank Ocean: What’s your middle name?
Zac Bayly: My middle name?
Fank Ocean: Yes.
ZB: My full name is Zachary Cameron Bayly.
FO:Zachary Cameron Bayly. There was a bully in my elementary school named Bailey.
FO: At my middle school, actually.
ZB: I wasn’t him. I’m not a bully.
FO: [Laughs] I didn’t get bullied, but he was a bully. I was never a bully.
ZB: What were you like in school?
FO: I was a thug. I sold a lot of cocaine and crack.
ZB: You sold cocaine and crack?
FO: All the time.
ZB: I was not as cool as you.
FO: You weren’t as cool as me?
ZB: I was reading Harry Potter.
FO: Harry Potter is good.
ZB: Wait — so you were reading Harry Potter and selling crack?
The full interview can be found in Oyster #103: The Hang Out In Real Life Issue, on stands now. In the meantime, check out some photos of the Nabil Elderkin shoot up top.