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You’re still allowed to like Frank Ocean, even if Miguel doesn’t

By | Published on Tuesday 7 July 2015


Miguel has published a statement telling everyone to calm down, after it was perceived that he had some sort of beef with Frank Ocean. He doesn’t, he just thinks he’s better. And that’s fine.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Miguel said that he and Frank Ocean aren’t friends and that he thinks his own music is best out of the two of them. Specifically: “I wouldn’t say we were friends. To be completely honest – and no disrespect to anyone – I genuinely believe that I make better music, all the way around”.

Now, that doesn’t seem particularly controversial. But everything’s controversial these days, isn’t it? Saying that’s probably controversial. And that. And that.

Clearing matters up, Miguel tweeted a statement last night, saying: “I want to clear the air. Yes, I am competitive, we ALL have to have a level of confident and competitiveness to put ourselves on the line day in and day out. But I also believe there’s room for all artists. That’s what [Miguel’s new album] ‘Wildheart’ is all about: celebrating individuality”.

He went on: “I guess what I’m saying is, there’s no need to compare apples to oranges, there’s something out there for everyone. That’s why I’m here and I’m able to do what I do. So, thank you to everyone who enjoys my music and all love to anyone who doesn’t, we’re all here to find our own wave and that’s OK! Stay passionate, stay free, and of course stay wild!”

I hope that you all now finally realise that you can all like different artists to different degrees to each other and that’s fine. It’s about time someone said it.