Frank Ocean is someone you intuitively want to hear the opinion of. He’s somewhat of a reticent visionary. He famously doesn’t share much with the world, doing only the occasional interview and just recently opening his Instagram up to the public.
When he does speak, people listen, which made his rare conversation with GQ about topics ranging from MSNBC to night cream particularly exciting.
Here are some important thoughts and lifestyle tips from the singer:
On the mattress Spike Jonze recommended: “When I first got to the place, I was sleeping in the living room on this mattress Spike [Jonze] told me to get—the Duxiana—which is so nice it has an owners’ club.”
On what he’s been inspired by recently: “I’ve been taking pictures of everything. I’m at this hotel. Just pictures of the sheet company’s labels, the floor mats and towels. I like that there’s no sheetrock or plaster, it’s all wood and fabric walls only. I think that’s cool.”
On his 2019 ‘fit: “I didn’t get the ‘fit that I wanted for my birthday, which consisted of the Balenciaga python-leather pants and a pink skintight tank. I was gonna get the acid green shadow fade, too. Two-tone. Acid green to brunet. And the cowboy boots with the chrome heel and toe.”
On infomercial vests: “Men need to get hip to the SCOTTeVEST. You can put anything in it. Your water bottle, your cell phone, your motorcycle helmet—you can put all that shit inside the SCOTTeVEST. That’s the infomercial vest, really deep pockets.”
On night cream and eye contact: “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.”
On MSNBC: “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.”