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Beyonce Shows Support for Frank Ocean in Online Letter

'Be fearless. Be honest. Be generous. Be brave'

July 9, 2012 12:10 PM ET
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Beyonce attends the 2012 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on July 1, 2012.
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In an online letter to R&B artist Frank Ocean posted over the weekend, Beyoncé has reached out to support the singer after he recently opened up about his sexuality.

With handwritten words over a picture of Ocean, Beyoncé writes, "Be fearless. Be honest. Be generous. Be brave. Be poetic. Be open. Be free. Be yourself. Be in love. Be happy. Be inspiration."

Last week, Ocean posted an open letter on his Tumblr revealing his romantic relationship with a man and its influences on his life and music. Ocean's upcoming album, Channel Orange, is set for a July 17th release.

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