Frank Ocean performed at FYF Fest in Los Angeles over the weekend and brought a surprise guest on stage for his performance of Close to You/Never Can Say Goodbye. The surprised and mostly delighted crowd were buzzing when everybody’s favorite stoner dad, Brad Pitt joined Frank onstage via split screen looking like a Sad Keanu who finally got Adele to answer his calls.
Brad didn’t grab a mic and belt out any lyrics or anything, he actually just talked on his cell phone while he was blasted onto the big screen on the stage for the entire crowd to see. Eventually the image of Brad was spliced together with a shot of Frank and the rest is history.
— Rap-Up (@RapUp) July 23, 2017
During an interview with GQ Style (via NYDN), Frank and Brad have apparently become friends of sorts when Brad let it be known that listening to Frank’s music helped him deal with the heartbreak of his divorce from Angelina Jolie. Brad also said:
“I find this young man so special. Talk about getting to the raw truth. He’s painfully honest. He’s very, very special.”
Touching Brad’s heart must have touched Frank’s heart, because he was seen wearing a T-shirt with Brad Pitt’s face on it at the ParkLife festival in June.
Might lose my jacket and hit a solo…
See you in 2018 pic.twitter.com/mzVcVMK82X
— Parklife (@Parklifefest) June 12, 2017
Frank probably looked at Brad and been all “it’s a real shame when folks be throwin’ away a perfectly good white boy like that,” let me hook this mopey brother up. According to Uproxx:
It was insanely random and fans both at the festival and online were confused, ecstatic, amused and incredibly pleased with Frank’s performance as a whole.
I, for one, am eagerly awaiting the inevitable “Sad Brad on Phone” memes that are sure to follow. Meme makers, let me help you get started.
“Sad Brad on Phone” spliced with:
I’m really looking forward to these memes and many more. And bless Frank Ocean for keeping things interesting and fun. It’s so refreshing to read a story about something interesting happening at a concert that doesn’t involve a yuck, an ick or a why god why.