Frank Ocean Cited for Marijuana Possession, Other Charges on New Year’s Eve
Frank Ocean, with a hit, critically-acclaimed debut album, is inarguably at the top of his career thus far, but last week, the R&B singer ran into a bit of legal trouble. On New Year’s Eve, the “Pyramids” singer was cited for marijuana possession, speeding, and driving with a suspended license.
According to TMZ, Ocean was pulled over in Mono County for driving at 90 miles per hour. At the scene, he was given a notice to appear in court for not only speeding but also driving with a suspended licensed and having the front windows of his vehicle tinted.
Additionally, a search of the vehicle yielded a small amount of marijuana, and Ocean was cited for possession of the substance.
Ocean was released the same day but, because of the suspended license, had to have the vehicle’s passenger drive him home.
At the end of 2012, Ocean, in a profile by The Guardian, revealed that the follow-up to his debut Channel Orange may not actually be music. Instead, while he will continue to create music, a novel or another form of art could follow.
However, for the time being, the singer put out a non-album single called “Wise Man.” Originally intended for the Django Unchained soundtrack, “Wise Man” did not make the cut but still garnered praise from director Quetin Tarantino.
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