Frank Ocean and Brad Pitt have been trading compliments for some time now through the press and wardrobe choice. But over the weekend the two took their mutual love to another level and actually met up when Pitt appeared on stage during Ocean’s FYF Festival headlining set.
This was not your average concert serenade, as reported by Vulture. Brad was quite literally waiting in the wings, watching the show from backstage, when Ocean launched into a mash-up of his own “Close to You” and “Never Can Say Goodbye” by the Jackson 5. Pitt — sporting an Oceans 13–esque hairstyle complete with goatee, necklace, and casual button-down shirt that gave off major Malibu yoga dad vibes — decided this was his moment to walk out on stage (without being introduced), and he began taking fake calls on his cell phone, apparently as some type of performance art. We’re not sure what the commentary was intended to be, but Pitt couldn’t seem to say goodbye to whomever he was pretending to talk to.
The bromance between Frank Ocean and Brad Pitt all began when Brad told GQ Style that his post-divorce sculpting playlist included Frank Ocean back in May. “I find this young man so special,” Pitt said of Ocean and his music. “Talk about getting to the raw truth. He’s painfully honest. He’s very, very special. I can’t find a bad one.”
And Ocean took the shout-out to heart; the artist wore a shirt with Pitt’s face on it last month during one of his first live concerts in three years. Perhaps one of Pitt’s sculpting project will be featured among the Tom Sachs pieces Ocean loves next?
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A pre-divorce Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the premiere of By The Sea in Hollywood, in November 2015. The couple were together from 2005-2016.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence and Conflict in London in June 2014.The couple were together from 2005-2016.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, arrive for the premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). The couple were together from 2005-2016.
Where it all began: Brad Pitt and then-girlfriend Robin Givens in Los Angeles. The couple were together from 1986-1987.
Actress Shalene McCall and Brad Pitt enjoyed a brief dalliance after meeting on the set of TV show Windmills of the Gods. The couple dated in 1987.
McCall and Pitt are again spotted in Beverly Hills. The couple dated in 1987.
Brad Pitt and Jill Schoelen, who dated for one year, are spotted by paparazzi. The couple were together from 1988-1989.
On-set co-stars, Brad Pitt and Jill Schoelen enjoyed a brief relationship that drew great media attention. The couple dated in 1987.
Brad Pitt and Jill Schoelen at the 20/20 Club in Los Angeles. The couple dated in 1987.
Brad Pitt & Christina Applegate during 1989 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California. The couple were together from 1988-1989.
Christina Applegate and Brad Pitt spotted again in 1989. The couple were together from 1988-1989.
Brad Pitt and actress Juliette Lewis enjoyed a lengthy long relationship in the public eye. Here they are in 1991. The couple were together from 1989-1993.
Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis at the AMC Theater in Santa Monica, for the premiere of Thelma & Louise (1991). The couple were together from 1989-1993.
Brad and Gwyneth Paltrow attend the Hamlet Broadway Play Opening Night Performance in 1995, in New York City. The couple were together from 1994-1997.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt, 1996. The couple were together from 1994-1997.
Brad Pitt and girlfriend actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrive before the 68th Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 1996 in Los Angeles, California. The couple were together from 1994-1997.
Brad Pitt and actress Gwyneth Paltrow attend The Devil’s Own New York City premiere on March 13, 1997, in New York City. The couple were together from 1994-1997.
Actress Claire Forlani and actor Brad Pitt attend the 50th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards in 1998, in Beverly Hills, California. The couple dated in 1998.
Brad and Jennifer attend the Rock Star premiere in 2001 in Hollywood. The couple were together from 1998-2005.
Actress Jennifer Aniston and actor Brad Pitt attend The Mexican Westwood premiere in 2001. The couple were together from 1998-2005.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, married for five years, appear here at the 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, in 1999. The couple were together from 1998-2005.
The couple, thought to be an American institution, divorced in 2005. Here the couple make an appearance at the 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The couple were together from 1998-2005.