Read: Frank Ocean's Love Poem "Boyfriend"

This should almost be required reading for any black gay male.

Five years after his first album Channel Orange, Frank Ocean has finally treated fans to his second – Blond.

The album was released as an exclusive to Apple Music on Saturday, ending months of speculation.

Fans in New York, Chicago, London and Los Angeles also queued for hours in order to pick up physical copies of the record at pop-up stores.

Along with the 17 track album came a 140 minute visual album – titled Endless – and a 360-page glossy magazine called Boys Don’t Cry, which was expected to be the title of the record itself.

The magazine includes a series of photographs taken by Ocean, an interview with his mother, horoscopes and a selection of poems – including one titled ‘Boyfriend’.

In the poem, Ocean takes the reader back to the monumental Supreme Court marriage equality decision in June 2015.

Ocean spoke for many earlier this year, after writing a touching eulogy for the late singer Prince.

He later posted a tribute to those lost in the Orlando Pulse mass shooting which left 49 dead.

The singer won praise after he discussed his relationship with other men on his debut album.

Kanye West – who contributed to Boys Don’t Cry with a McDonald’s themed poem of his own – has spoken out in support of Ocean, praising the star for combatting homophobia in the music industry.

However, some in the industry have accused the ‘Lost’ singer of exploiting the LGBT community, with others refusing to work with him since he came out.

Check out Boyfriend in full below:

“Boyfriend” by Frank Ocean

my boyfriend drives a lil bucket

when it rain it fills up with rain

my boyfriend he gon pick me up

don’t distract him at the wheel

in his lane

he’s the only one

my boyfriend he misses me when i’m gone

so he don’t forget me

there’s a song he sings

calms his nerve, endings

my boyfriend is friendly

and we don’t want no problems

i could say that i’m happy

they let me and my boyfriend become married

i could say that i’m happy

but cross my heart i didn’t notice

hope to die no never, we voted

me and my boyfriend cast our ballot

every kiss reads like a poem

making wrongs right like a poem

i couldn’t say i dream of you

because my dreams are filled with no one

and all is lost

me and my boyfriend we found

we don’t hope for beyonds at all

me and my boyfriend spend time

and that’s all i’m holding on

this time

we got permission

nothing’s above condition

but this ain’t a thang

it’s a mission

can’t join the band so sing along

me and my boyfriend got it going on

sleep with fans and t shirts on

asleep in vans your legs all strewn

across my lap

tan lines where your watch was strapped

you took off to make time

cut your hair

you left it long

i love to stare

there’s nothing wrong

and if i die while i’m asleep

i pray to God my boyfriend

keeps my secret



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