Country music singer Chely Wright has congratulated hip-hop artist Frank Ocean on coming out.

Ocean, whose real name is Christopher Francis Ocean, came out at least bisexual in a blog post on his website. He is being credited as the first mainstream hip-hop star to come out.

The 24-year-old Ocean, a member of the collective Odd Future, said in the post that his “first love” was another man.

“By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating to the women I had been with, the ones I cared for and thought I was in love with.”

Ocean added that his love was not reciprocated.

Speaking to, Wright, who two years ago became the first mainstream country music star to come out of the closet, said she was moved to tears reading Ocean's statement.

“I can't think of a better way for Frank to celebrate Independence Day,” she said. “It's spectacular.”

TMZ also paraphrased Wright as saying that coming out can be “career-damaging.”

Wright criticized TMZ in a Facebook post: “I spoke with @TMZ today re: @Frank_Ocean and they didn't quote 90% of what I said – That his coming out is important, amazing and wonderful!”