Frank Ocean is not your average artist. The painfully shy crooner would rather continue to live his life as a gifted introvert than a life of paparazzi, and unwanted attention. It’s probably why he didn’t bother submitting Blonde and Endless for Grammy consideration. Screw awards, right? Especially when he’s already nabbed two of those golden gramophones. And while most musicians are oversharing on social media, Ocean carries a very small social media footprint. No Twitter or Instagram. His Facebook is unverified and blank while his Tumblr is rarely updated.
Such reclusiveness makes the singer a pretty hard interview fish to land. The last time Frank Ocean did a televised interview, we were prepping for the 2012 Mayan apocalypse. But the streak was broken Tuesday night at President Obama’s state dinner for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.