Frank Ocean Releases Statement Regarding Coachella Set

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Over the weekend, rapper and R&B artist Frank Ocean made headlines for his bizarre performance at Coachella which saw him arrive late, leave early, and not actually perform any songs in between. The performance was Ocea’s first concert in six years.

There were also complaints that the giant video screens that surrounded the stage obscured the view of those in the crowd, making it difficult to see Ocean perform.

As a result, the 35-year-old has been dropped as a headliner for the second weekend and will be replaced by Blink-182, a band that actually seemed interested in putting on a show when they played theri set last Friday.

In a statement to Uproxx, Ocean admitted that the set was “chaotic” and “not the show he intended” but that there’s “some beauty in chaos.”

“It was chaotic. There is some beauty in chaos. It isn’t what I intended to show but I did enjoy being out there and I’ll see you soon,” Ocean’s brief statement says.

In addition to the above statement, Ocean’s team is now claiming that the artist “suffered an injury on festival grounds” leading up to his set and that it’s due to “doctor’s advice” that he cannot perform next weekend due to fractures and a sprain in his left leg.

Despite the injury, the statement tries to set Ocean up as a pillar of artistic integrity, claiming that he “was still intent on performing, and in 72 hours, the show was reworked out of necessity.”

Ocean, 35 years old, is considered one of the greatest musical artists of his generation, as two of his studio albums  — 2012’s Channel Orange and 2016’s Blonde — have been named to Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time.

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