Frank Ocean should have walked out of the Staples Center last night with the Best New Artist award, but he sure did show everyone that he is indeed a winner (with or without the award) with his stunning performance of “Thinkin’ Bout You.”
This was one of the only “real” performances of the night– no glitz, no glam; it was all about the music, all about the vocals.
Ocean was seated next to a makeshift campfire and delivered perfect vocals over a strumming acoustic guitar. It was full of emotion and definitely drew the crowd in.
One person who was a fan of the performance was Lady Gaga. Gaga didn’t make it to this year’s show, but she did tweet about Ocean’s performance, saying:
“watch frank ocean steal this whole show. I’m dead.”
It shows such bravery and courage to come on a stage and deliver such an emotional performance, especially after he wrote a post on Tumblr about his bisexuality and love for a man.
Check out the amazing performance of “Thinkin’ Bout You” from the VMAs after the jump!