There’s only room for one eccentric R&B artist in Miguel’s world. The singer was asked about Frank Ocean during an interview with The Sunday Times, and didn’t mince words when it came to the “Lost” crooner.
“I wouldn’t say we were friends,” Miguel revealed. “To be completely honest — and no disrespect to anyone — I genuinely believe that I make better music, all the way around,” he continued.
Miguel and Ocean were staying at the same London hotel when the interview went down, and were spotted speaking to each other just moments before that quote was uttered so clearly Miguel is about that life.
But this isn’t the first time he’s thrown shade at his peer. Their beef, at least publicly, stems from the 2013 Grammy Awards when Frank’s Channel Orange beat Miguel’s Kaleidoscope Dream for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Miguel remained seated during a standing ovation for his rival, making it clear he felt some sort of way about losing.
He also stated during a 2012 interview with Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club that he thought Frank coming out as a bisexual man was a gimmick. “It’s interesting the timing of when it was announced. It could have been a marketing ploy, who’s to say. At the end of the day as a grown a– man I don’t really care what the sexuality of the next man is.”
We love Miguel’s music, but does he sound like a hater to you or just someone supremely confident?