During the weekend, Frank Ocean gave a much-anticipated comeback to the stage at California's Coachella festival, but the act was a disaster, as fans slammed his comeback performance as "terrible."
The American singing sensation suffered a horrific accident just a week before his performance at the prestigious event, which attracts a wide range of famous names and influencers.
Fans who arrived for the event were met with an hour-long delay, which was apparently caused by his performance set, which was supposed to take place on an ice rink until he sustained an ankle injury during preparations.
Frank's Coachella concert was meant to involve a performance on an ice rink that had been "constructed and ready to go," according to sources. Festive Owl, a festival news site, tweeted: "Frank decided at the last minute that he no longer wanted it at all."
"All of the people walking around him at the start of the performance were actually ice skaters, had been practicing for weeks, and were supposed to be skating as part of the production." they stated. "Coachella had to deconstruct the approved stage (that had been planned and signed off on for months in advance) + melt the entire ice rink and then set it up how Frank decided today with no warning."
Fans were upset by the show, and his set was unexpectedly taken off the festival's livestream, leaving those intending to attend his first play since 2017 from home out of luck due to the late YouTube announcement.
Frank Oceans set not being live streamed has been the worst thing to happen all year pic.twitter.com/a75N0StFBI— b😿 (@stupidth0ts) April 17, 2023
Started the set late, didn’t let them live stream it, now ending the set early… frank ocean you will rue the day pic.twitter.com/j4oB4WgyXO— ⁰7₀ (@trapssoul) April 17, 2023
im pro frank ocean but extremely anti frank ocean fans so im glad that he didnt perform much last night. dude got up there and gave a speech about how he misses his dead brother and people are like “where are the songs??” you deserve nothing— chekov (@notbigracks) April 17, 2023
> frank ocean coachella headliner— sin 🧣 (@wyyvk) April 17, 2023
> is late by 1 hour
> plays half of the songs in weird electronic arrangements ???
> some kid sang???
> nights and nikes LIP SYNC???
> doesn’t even let nights finish
> is kicked off for curfew pic.twitter.com/Vz8yU7O5Xk
Frank was additionally blasted for rearranging, speeding up, and modifying the lyrics of his well-known tracks, making it nearly difficult for his followers to sing along.
The 35-year-old has also been criticized for leaving the stage for extended periods of time and then returning to perform only fragments of his biggest songs.
Furthermore, some have urged for the performer to be removed from Coachella's forthcoming weekend, which begins on Sunday.
However, the American singer and songwriter had some backers after being complimented by fans, including artist Justin Bieber, who attended the event.