Frank Ocean's father Calvin Cooksey alleges he's received death threats after filing a libel action against his son.
Earlier this year (17) Calvin sued his son over claims he had verbally abused a transgender waitress.
According to editors at TheBlast.com Calvin has filed legal papers claiming he cannot travel to Los Angeles for a deposition as he has received death threats.
He states the threats he has received, as well as his status as someone who has given evidence in a previous murder trial, mean that it impossible to make a deposition without a security detail.
Calvin sued his son over a blog post in which Frank, who is openly gay, claimed his dad called a transgender waitress a "f**got" and dragged him out of the diner she was working in.
The Thinkin' 'Bout You musician's father is demanding $14.5 million in damages as he insists his son's story is false and that he has suffered financially and professionally as a result of his son's allegations.
In response to his father's lawsuit Frank stated his original essay "speaks for itself", and stood by his tale.
Calvin is due to give testimony in the case on Friday (15Sep17).