Frank Ocean Compares MSNBC To Love & Hip Hop

Frank Ocean has covered the latest issue of GQ magazine, where he compared MSNBC to Love & Hip Hop. During the interview, Ocean spoke on his vice, which is watching "too much TV news," and said, "Maybe my vice is that I watch way too much TV news. I know that I’m not getting real information, but I still watch it. I wish my vice was VH1 reality-TV shows, but it’s not—it’s MSNBC. MSNBC is ‘Love & Hip Hop’ with better vocabulary and more range, but it’s the same thing. Very much entertainment."

Frank also opened up about how he uses social media to his advantage, saying, "That dissonance—the word being a big container for what I was feeling…the way I was seen was not even close to correct. It’s still not correct, either. With some pop stars, the idea of them is maybe more balanced or fully formed: a half-dozen magazine covers, x amount of interviews, a daily influx of media. There’s a way you wanna be in the visual press, although you could potentially be misrepresented; when you’re completely minimal with media, there’s a lot of pressure on whatever one thing you’re doing, the stakes are higher. Social media helps that, ’cause you’re fully in control and can message that how you want."

He even revealed his skincare routine. Ocean explained, "You really need to do a gentle wash and put a night moisturizer on. You can’t have the retinol in your creams in the day because it makes you more sun-sensitive, so you wanna throw that on at night. I need the night cream because when I wake up I feel very beautiful, moisturized and ready to have people making eye contact with me, ready to look above my eyebrow, below the eyebrow. laughs That’s the life hack right there. It’s been all these years, and Pharrell still hasn’t given us the keys yet. He just says ‘exfoliate,’ but it’s not just ‘exfoliate’: We need more keys."