Frank Ocean performs at Terminal 5 on July 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

From the outside looking in, one could assume Frank Ocean is riding high, with a chart-topping debut album (Channel Orange) that earned him six Grammy nominations.

But recently the R&B crooner took to Twitter to reveal his father wants to sue him for $1 million.

“Father wanna sue me for a million,” he wrote. “Like I owe him back child support. Weak individual bought me a swiss knife at 6yrs old then dipped on me.”

His initial tweet has since been deleted, however the “Thinkin’ Bout You” singer left this one up: “I got his DNA though, maybe I inherited some of his karma too.”


Ocean first mentioned his father’s absence in his track “There Will Be Tears” from his 2011 mixtape nostalgia, Ultra, and back in June tweeted about his estranged father.

“Just found out my absent father’s been cyberstalking me, hi dad,” he wrote.

Ocean is not the first male R&B singer to get into a public, domestic dispute over money.

In 1984, Marvin Gaye was fatally shot by his own father following an altercation over missing insurance documents.

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