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Frank Ocean says 'unapologetic' Joan Rivers was his legend and a major inspiration: 'She was sick!'

By Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com

Published: 05:20 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 05:20 BST, 1 October 2019

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Frank Ocean called the late Joan Rivers a major inspiration to him.

The 31-year-old musical artist, speaking with W Magazine, said he relished the late comic's brash attitude and the footprint she left on pop culture.

'Rest in peace. My legend ... she was sick! I mean, unapologetic,' the New Orleans native said of the Police personality. 'I think that "F*** who sees me" energy, "This is what I am giving. Period," is what I relate to in ballroom culture - it's this extroversion manifest.'

The latest: Frank Ocean, 31, said he relished the late comic Joan Rivers' brash attitude and the footprint she left on pop culture, in a new W Magazine interview

Gone but not forgotten: Rivers died at 81 on September 4, 2014 after a botched procedure at the Manhattan clinic Yorkville Endoscopy

The latest: Frank Ocean, 31, said he relished the late comic Joan Rivers' brash attitude and the footprint she left on pop culture, in a new W Magazine interview

When the interviewer noted Rivers' fearlessness - the comic was no stranger to controversies over her words - Ocean explained how he related to the mindset.

'With the fear, through fear, and despite fear, whatever, this is what’s going

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