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Sep. 07.

Frank Ocean Gives Best VMA Performance

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!


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