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Frank Ocean Releases Statement on FYF Fest Cancellation

Frank Ocean Releases Statement on FYF Fest Cancellation

Scheduling conflicts are said to be the cause of the mixup.

Published August 22, 2015

Fans of Frank Ocean have been pulling out their hair waiting for their fave to drop his sophomore effort, and while those plans were seemingly put on the back burner, they relished in the fact that they would see him in concert at the FYF Festival. However, those plans also fell through as the former Odd Future member canceled his appearance. Now, he's issued a statement via his publicist, detailing what went down.

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"We're really sorry that due to a scheduling conflict beyond our control, Frank Ocean is not going to be able to appear at FYF Festival as planned," it reads, via Entertainment Weekly. "Frank had really been looking forward to the performance and to seeing all of his fans, so it is with great regret that we announce this cancellation."

Concertgoers should not be too disappointed, as set to replace the "Pyramids" crooner is none other than Kanye West. The set, which closes the main stage on Day 1, will run for 75 minutes. D'Angelo and The Vanguard are also among the performers.

Word first spread of Ocean's return to the solo scene back in April with a vague Tumblr post revealing a new magazine from the artist called Boys Don't Cry, and an LP soon after. It was accompanied by the hashtag "#JUY2015." Neither the album nor the publication have yet to be released.

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Written by Moriba Cummings

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