Frank Ocean has built a reputation for being notoriously private, a quality that his diehard fans may view as both an admirable but bittersweet personal choice.
However, the multi-hyphenate recording artist appears to have had a change of heart when it comes to one social media platform in particular: Instagram.
On Thursday (Nov. 15), out of the blue, Ocean decided to make his private @blonded Instagram account public, sending his fans into an absolute frenzy.
To accompany the decision, the New Orleans native posted a greeting in the form of a shirtless mirror selfie, saying hello to fans with a simple "welcome" caption.
The elusive artist first made an Instagram account in May 2017 but (naturally) choose to be extremely selective about who he let follow him. Now, with his account settings set to public, over half a million people and counting have since smashed the follow button.
Much like his coveted Tumblr account, Ocean's Instagram account is carefully curated to follow his aesthetic, which ranges from everything to his fashion choices, his taste in art, his love for his mom, a tattoo for his dog who passed and the occasional glimpse into his world as a musician.
One post dated in January 2018 was captioned, "I miss playing live." Naturally, fans actively seeking clues have already placed that one in the column serving as evidence that the artist is working on returning to the stage and the studio alike.
Take a look at how fans are reacting to Frank Ocean making his Instagram public in the posts below.
Frank Ocean has made his Instagram public. pic.twitter.com/qxiEZUCHLl— Blonded. (@blondedocean) November 15, 2018
me liking every single picture frank ocean has ever posted on instagram pic.twitter.com/XzTWSj10w2— Avery (@wavery28) November 16, 2018
even though frank ocean is doing everything except for releasing music, he finally made his instagram public and today stans....we eat pic.twitter.com/ilvhbVPPpd— tenny rudolph (@EARTH2TEN) November 16, 2018
if i go through frank ocean’s instagram enough maybe some of his coolness will rub off on me— James (@CaucasianJames) November 16, 2018
sex is great and all but have you ever seen frank ocean's Instagram @/blonded since he made it public— Corey Kathmann (@kathmannism) November 16, 2018
so happy i can finally follow frank ocean on instagram for this content pic.twitter.com/zqDLvmWtlO— s (@suzxtte) November 16, 2018
im a simple gay.— connor (@connorfranta) November 16, 2018
i hear frank ocean made his instagram public.
i follow. i happy.
frank ocean making his instagram public feels like a door opening into an alternate universe— Jack Sommer (@jackbloomsommer) November 16, 2018
didn’t know i needed all these frank ocean photos until now wow pic.twitter.com/ilUJGvMe7n— tenny rudolph (@EARTH2TEN) November 16, 2018
frank ocean fans on his comment section pic.twitter.com/JUrN6x3xyJ— carol (@biglittlewomen) November 16, 2018
frank ocean makes his account public*— jared hernandez (@flognawj) November 16, 2018
his fans : pic.twitter.com/wFoCjFfX8W