Why Odd Future's Frank Ocean Doesn't Want Kanye West on His Album
Why Odd Future's Frank Ocean Doesn't Want Kanye West on His Album

Odd Future's resident crooner Frank Ocean recently confessed that he declined the opportunity to work with Kanye West on his new, heretofore-untitled LP.

In a BBC interview, Ocean, who is featured on "Watch the Throne" tracks "No Church in the Wild" and "Made in America," claimed that West offered to feature on his upcoming record, but that he turned him down, explaining that the record was almost finished anyway.

"I said, 'As much as I want to work with you…I kind of want to do this without you,'" Ocean told BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe of his conversation with West. "'I kind of want this to be done without you. I kind of want to do it on my own.'"


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According to NME, Ocean told New York's Hot 97 back in September that working with West and Jay-Z on "Watch the Throne" had initially made him nervous.

He added, on Lowe's show, that his intention for the record was for it to translate well on-stage, something that, no doubt, would prove difficult with superstar appearances.

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Ocean recently wrapped up a string of tour dates in support of "Nostalgia/Ultra," the album he dropped on his Tumblr for free out of frustration with his label, Island Def Jam. The singer cancelled his New York appearance at Bowery Ballroom Nov. 6, citing illness on his Tumblr account, but vowed to reschedule.