Justin Bieber defends Frank Ocean after ‘Lackluster’ Coachella performance

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Musician Justin Bieber attends the Saint Laurent show at The Hollywood Palladium on February 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

After his Coachella performance, Justin Bieber was taken aback by the hatred directed at Frank Ocean.

He shared some love for Frank on Instagram as a show of support.

In his post, the “One Less Lonely Girl” singer stated:

“I was blown away by Frank Ocean’s Coachella performance.”

“His artistry is simply unmatched, his style, his taste, his voice, his attention to detail. I was deeply moved. It made me want to keep going and get better as an artist. He continues to set the bar high and gave me a night I will never forget! Thanks Frank.”

The long-awaited return of the 35-year-old singer, whose real name is Christopher Edwin Breaux, to the Coachella stage was met with harsh criticism.

Not only did the artist arrive nearly 60 minutes later than expected, but any audience members absent on-site were outraged to learn shortly before the show that it would not be live-streamed.

Frank’s Coachella set was anything but ordinary. Confusion spread throughout the audience as they struggled to see the artist onstage due to screens and crowds obstructing their view. Several online commentators have described their headline moment as “messy” and “disappointing.”

The silence between songs gave the impression to the audience that those onstage were unprepared for the gig. Such gaps in the music made people wonder if they had adequately prepared for the show.

Fans were underwhelmed by Frank Ocean’s lackluster performance at Coachella on Sunday, prompting an insider to reveal the reasons behind his lackluster set.

Although the “In My Room” singer was returning to the stage for the first time in 7 years, festivalgoers were underwhelmed by his performance.

According to TMZ, the hip-hop star had suffered an ankle injury earlier that week before taking the stage in Indio, California. It forced him to alter his plans to complete his performance.

An insider revealed that Frank injured himself while rehearsing offstage during the show’s preparations. Fortunately, he was able to complete the performance with minimal disruption.

According to reports, Frank injured his ankle while riding his bicycle around the Empire Polo Field.

The injury was severe enough that medical professionals strongly advised him to change the production for his Coachella performance, which included a custom-built ice rink. However, before this incident, he had planned an extravagant show for those in attendance.