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Frank Ocean performs during the 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 14, 2014 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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After extensive research and some seemingly credible sources pointed to Frank Ocean‘s long-awaited sophomore album Boys Don’t Cry getting a digital release on August 5—and then never materialized—there was widespread disappointment (and in many cases, outrage).

However, dedicated ( and thirsty) fans re-examined the few clues that Frank has scattered like breadcrumbs—and intriguingly enough, found a loophole that both exonerates Frank and gives a potential new release date. Fans re-visited the image of a library return date card, the bottom date of which read, “July 2016″—leading most to assume that the album would be released in July of 2016, nearly a year after fan rumors flew that he would release an album titled, Boys Don’t Cry.

Closer examination however, shows, that there’s yet another date on the card that has not yet passed. On the upper-thirds of the card, another date reads, “Nov 13 2016” which fans have concluded could be the potential new release date for Ocean’s album, if it even actually exists.

Another day, another Frank Ocean conspiracy theory.


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