Calm Down: Frank Ocean Isn’t Quitting Music To Go to Nursing School
Social media can make the people quite susceptible to knee-jerk reactions. Or just plain overreactions. From conspiracy theories surrounding the "removal "of Jesse Williams moving BET Awards acceptance speech (intellectual property rights, people--look it up) to the latest Twitter outburst over Frank Ocean.
Frank Ocean hasn't dropped an album in four years and to say fans are getting "antsy" is an understatement. The demand for more Frank Ocean has reached a fever pitch. But after photos were posted today on Twitter, things got even more ridiculous. In the photos, Frank is wearing nurse's scrubs--prompting fans to assume that he's gone silent to pursue a career in the medical field.
“I’m sick. I been waitin’ on Frank Ocean’s new album and he done turned into the nurse that check yo blood pressure before the doc come in,” one fan wrote tweeted.
“Frank ocean studying to be a nurse? He gonna make y’all wait 4 years to check your heartbeats just like we waiting for his album,” read another tweet.
These photos are from Ocean's 2011 video "Thinking About You." He isn't becoming a nurse, these are just five-year old shots that a fan should've been able to spot instantly.
So that's the good news. The bad news? No one has any idea when we'll hear from Frank Ocean again, musically. It's probably best to stop holding your breath. Frank will get to the studio when he feels like it. Or maybe he'll go full Lauryn Hill and ditch his career at it's pinnacle, duck taxes for a decade and then spend his latter years getting paid to show up 2 hours late to everything.
That's the dream, ain't it?
Check out some reactionary Twitter hand-wringing below. And here's the video, in case you missed it.