Retail-giant Target decided against selling Frank Ocean's highly anticpated debut album 'Channel Orange'
Billboard reports this decision was in response to the labels decision to sell the album on
iTunes before its release date, despite many rumors that the Minneapolis-based fortune 500 refused because of Ocean's sexual orientation and homosexual song lyrics.
iTunes is the sole digital seller of Ocean's new album until it's physical release July 17.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Target released a statement to MTV News, "At Target, we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, so our selection of new releases is dedicated to physical CDs rather than titles that are released digitally in advance of the street date."
The Times also reported Ocean's manager, Christian Clancy, tweeted "Target has refused to carry Frank's album because of iTunes exclusive. Interesting sing they also donate to non-equal rights organizations." Clancy later deleted his original tweet and later tweeted, "Note to self: Take your own advice. Emotional knee-jerk reacting isn't the move."