Watch Frank Ocean's First TV Interview in Three Years, But Don't Blink or You'll Miss It

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Frank Ocean at the 02 Arena on Feb. 20, 2013 in London.

Frank Ocean likes to let his music speak for itself. But on Tuesday night (Oct. 18) at a White House State Dinner he gave his first interview in more than three years. More specifically, he said a handful of words to C-SPAN when they caught him on his way in, but still. Ocean, who along with Chance the Rapper was among President Obama's guests, brought his his mother, Katonya Breaux, as his date.

What drew almost as much notice as Frank's checkered slip-on Vans, though, was his decision to give an "interview" to the government news channel. When C-SPAN reporters working the arrivals beat marveled at Frank's choice of casual footwear for a State Dinner, he said, "first time doing it, probably because my first time here... you can't think, you just have to do things."

​"Interview" might be pushing it, but when asked what he was looking forward to the most, the enigmatic Blonde rapper said, "Asking Obama if he had fun these last eight years. Just congratulating him also."

But wait, there's (very little) more. Ocean wouldn't commit to playing a concert in support of democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ("concerts? probably not"), but he did say, "Maybe. I don't know. We're running out of time, I think. Might have to catch her in four years."

Check out the footage:

 

 


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