The singer had been managed by Christian and Kelly Clancy — who also manage Odd Future — since 2010, but split from the two earlier this year, the report says. The New Orleans-bred talent has yet to select new management, though.
“This is a guy who has the ability to change things, and for him to change things, he has to follow his intuition,” Chris Clancy told MTV News last year. “If he doesn’t follow his intuition, then it’s not real. The goal is to trust the guy who wrote the music to present his art, his way — Frank has incredible intuition. Just f—ing incredible. He very clearly sees things; my job is to say, no matter how far out it may be, I’m going to trust that.”
In a 2013 New York Times profile of Ocean, writer Jeff Himmelman shed some light on the relationship between the Clancys and the 26-year-old.
“His managers, Christian and Kelly Clancy, told me the night before — by way of explaining that anything could happen, or not, interview-wise — that Frank Ocean makes the decisions where Frank Ocean is concerned,” he wrote. “They help him steer, but he goes only if he wants to.”
Odds are he’ll have new management before he releases his sophomore album, which he’s currently at work on.
“When I was making the first [album] there were a group of artists that I listened to, just for inspiration and to absorb the energies,” he told MTV News in 2013. “It was a lot of Stevie Wonder, and this time it’s a lot of Beach Boys and Beatles and whatnot, so we’ll see how it trickles into the music and the final product. I can’t say much other than that.”