Frank Ocean is switching up his squad. The mysterious singer has been M.I.A. from the spotlight (though rumored to be working on his sophomore album) but has reportedly parted ways from his manager and PR company, Buzzfeed reports.
Sources confirmed that the Grammy-winning singer fired Christian and Kelly Clancy (who continue to manage rap crew Odd Future), who have managed him since 2011
Ocean also has split from the Brooklyn and Los Angeles-based PR agency, Life or Death, and hired Hollywood agency, ID, who reps clients like Alicia Keys and actress Jennifer Lawrence.
While the cause for the switch-up has yet to be disclosed, a rep for Life or Death PR told Billboard that they were “relieved.”
Still, it shouldn’t dampen the Stan party that awaits when Ocean confirms details for his sophomore album. Video director, Nabil Elderkin, revealed back in March that the artist was back to work. He says, “Everyone should be excited about this new album — that shit is fire.”