Rumors that Frank Ocean and a male friend were pulled over on Monday for “suspicious behavior” can now be put to rest after California Highway Patrol issued a statement to CBS Local explaining the routine traffic stop.
Mediatakeout reported that Ocean and his male companion were detained for this behavior, but it turns out Ocean was pulled over for speeding, driving with a suspended license and a tinted window violation.
“On 12/31/2012 at approximately 1630 hours, Officer E. Moore, #20190, was in full CHP winter uniform, and driving a black and white departmental sedan (Class E),” the statement read. “Officer Moore was stopped facing northbound in the center median of US-395, north of Tom’s Place monitoring traffic. Officer Moore observed a black BMW driving southbound on US-395 exceeding the 65 MPH maximum speed limit. Officer Moore accelerated his patrol vehicle in order to follow the BMW, and then observed a marked patrol unit from the Mono County Sheriff’s Department making an enforcement stop on the BMW. After the Mono County Sheriff’s Department unit stopped the BMW, Officer Moore stopped to provide any necessary assistance.”
Since Ocean revealed last year that he once had a love affair with a man some actions have been looked at from a sexualized standpoint but despite everything many have praised his bravery and given him credit for changing the industry.