Frank Ocean: Sitting Out Grammys Is 'My Colin Kaepernick Moment'

The singer takes issue with the awarding and nomination systems.

The star is just as free-thinking about his music, refusing to release music according to a record label's timetable. His latest album, "Blonde," was released this past August.

"Because I'm not in a record deal, I don't have to operate in an album format. I can operate in a half-a-song format," he said. "I believe that I'm one of the best in the world at what I do, and that's all I've ever wanted to be. It's more interesting for me to figure out how to be superior in areas where I'm naive, where I'm a novice."