Frank Ocean Releases Bizarre, NSFW Video for ‘Nikes’
Fans rejoiced when Frank Ocean released his new visual album, Endless, on Friday (Aug. 19). As we patiently wait for a full-length album that will no longer be called Boys Don’t Cry, the Grammy Award-winning singer dropped a rather bizarre visual for “Nikes” early Saturday morning (Aug. 20).
Streaming exclusively on Apple Music, the video is hard to explain. What we do know is that it's definitely NSFW so be careful watching this at your office job. The clip features plenty of nudity, sexuality and drug use.
That aside, Ocean’s video is certainly eye-catching as he performs the lyrics in an all-white beaded pearl jumpsuit. In another scene, a masked Ocean is set on fire before two men come to his aid and put the flames out with fire extinguishers.
Rapper A$AP Rocky is also featured in the video as Ocean pays homage to A$AP Yams, Pimp C and Trayvon Martin. Even the “Baddest Bitch” Trina makes a cameo.
There’s plenty of boobies and nipples being sucked and fondled in the visual. We might have spotted some male nudity as well.
So yeah, this video has a lot of layers that you have to metaphorically peel back. You may have to rewind Ocean's five-minute-long clip several times just to get an idea of what you are looking at.
Overall, it looks like Frank Ocean is bringing some avant garde visuals and sounds to the R&B game. Get ready for the ride and watch the video above.