In the December 2011 issue of Vogue Italy Frank Ocean tells Vogue about his plans to visit Occupy Wall Street in New York City.
[Frank Ocean] has turned his attention to political involvement beyond writing lyrics with messages. He is planning a trip to Zuccotti Park, ground zero of New York’s Occupy Wall Street, the ongoing movement to condemn wealth disparity that has sparked hundreds of similar demonstrations globally.
“My generation just doesn’t have the best taste in leadership. And weak leadership means little to no cohesion. If there’s no cohesion, there’s no real chance for effective protest or politics. Obviously, looking at Occupy Wall Street, there are a few in our bunch who still give a damn enough to rally and shout”, says Ocean, before offering a sarcastic solution: “This will change once I’m elected President”.
Until then, he’s going to continue to make it in America in the renegade fashion of some of his most infamous countryman—shunning labels and brilliantly making it up step-by-step as he goes. Here’s to being along for the ride.