Clive Davis - Clive Davis praises Frank Ocean for honesty
Clive Davis has praised Frank Ocean for helping to change attitudes towards bisexuality in the music industry and credits him with helping home to be honest about his own relationships with men
Clive Davis credits Frank Ocean for giving him the courage to reveal his bisexuality.
The music mogul - who confessed in his new memoir 'The Soundtrack to My Life' to having sexual relationships with men after divorcing his second wife in 1985 - is grateful that the hip-hop community have embraced the 'Pyramids' singer, who revealed last summer that his first love was a man, and Clive believes his honesty has helped move the music industry forward.
The 80-year-old producer told theGrio.com: ''I discuss bisexuality [in the book] because it's so misunderstood. For me later in life I could be attracted to a woman, I could be attracted to man. Each story is different. I'm very gratified in the case of Frank Ocean that the hip-hop community has embraced him. And maybe we're reaching that time where people can judge everyone without reference to their sexual preference or identity.''
Clive - who was the late Whitney Houston's former manager and discovered the 'I Will Always Love You' hitmaker when she was just 20 - previously revealed that his bisexuality came as a surprise to him.
He said: ''For over 50 years, I never had sex with a male. It wasn't repressed - I had very good sexual relationships with women. Never for me ... this very maligned and misunderstood subject of bisexuality came up.''
He also confessed to having a 13-year relationship with a doctor and a seven-year relationship with another man.