Following Frank Ocean's recent revelation to fans about his sexuality, band mate Tyler, the Creator has revealed that he's known about it for a 'long time'.
Earlier this week, Ocean opened up about his sexuality on his Tumblr page, revealing that his first true love was with a man.
He wrote: "By the time I realised I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating to the women I had been with, the ones I cared for and thought I was in love with."
Tyler, the Creator then took to Twitter to show support for his friend: "My Big Brother Finally F*****g Did That. Proud Of That N**** Cause I Know That Shit Is Difficult Or Whatever. Anyway. I'm A Toilet."
The controversial rapper, who has often been accused of homophobia in the past, said the news of Ocean's sexuality was no surprise to him.
Speaking to a fan on social media website Formspring, he wrote: "hahaha yeah, ive know for a while, he told me a long time ago. it was just funny cause i was getting bashed as a homophobe or whatever and i kept saying dude how am i one? i have gay friends like what the f*** leave me alone haha. yeah thats my n***** tho, s*** is hard for him but he did that."
Other support came in the form of former Fall Out Boy member Pete Wentz, who posted: ''be brave and real like frank ocean.''
Singer Jo Jo also said: ''You just changed the game @frank_ocean. I respect you and love your work. The move you just made... So strong. Sending all positive vibes''
DJ Fake Blood also posted: "Respect to Frank Ocean. If he loses any fans, he's better off without them. In fact the planet would be, as well."
Frank Ocean has is highly respected within the music industry and has recently worked with Beyonce on album 4 and Jay-Z and Kanye West on their collaborative effort Watch The Throne.
Frank Ocean will release his debut solo album, Channel Orange, on July 16.