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Report: Frank Ocean Fires Manager and Publicist

June 26, 2014 03:13:48 GMT

The rapper has reportedly parted ways with longtime managers and publicist who also worked with his rap group, Odd Future.


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Frank Ocean has fired his manager as he's readying his new album. A new report from BuzzFeed claims that the rapper has decided to split with Christian and Kelly Clancy of 4 Strikes Management whom he'd worked with since 2010.

Ocean has yet to select new manager to replace the duo, who also manage Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler, the Creator and Solange Knowles among others.

According to the same report, the rapper has also parted ways with Life or Death PR, his publicist that represents Odd Future too. He's now working with Hollywood agency ID PR which represents Alicia Keys and Snoop Dogg. A rep for Life or Death PR told Billboard they were "relieved" by the change.

Reasons behind the splits are currently unknown. No comments have been made by all sides.

Ocean will have a new management team when his new album comes out. The star's sophomore set is currently still in the works and is planned to be released later this year.

Nabil Elderkin, who directed the video of Ocean's "Pyramids", recently revealed what to expect from the folow-up to 2012's "Channel Orange". "Everyone should be excited about this new album - that s**t is fire," he said. "He's making a great record. It blows the sophomore-album myth out of the water."

© AceShowbiz.com




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