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Frank Ocean Talks About His Novel and Studio Posters

Frank Ocean poses on arrival for the GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood, California, on November 13, 2012.
Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

With the Grammys days away, The New York Times Magazine profiled the six-nomination-having Frank Ocean. Among learning that Ocean rents three parking spaces for his three BMWs (he has a fourth on the way) despite currently being unable to drive for legal reasons and that he takes piano and music-theory lessons six days a week, Ocean opened up about the novel he’s working on: “It’s fiction, and it’s about brothers.” He wouldn’t explain any further, which was a theme throughout the profile. He did admit, however, to liking both Celine Dion and Radiohead and that he hung posters of Pink Floyd and Bruce Lee in the studio for inspiration. That’s it! His music is a cross between Celine Dion, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Bruce Lee, and vintage BMWs.

Frank Ocean Talks About His Novel and Posters