Artist of the Week
Tyler, the Creator

Week 29 of 2017

Tyler, the Creator

Tyler, the Creator has been known for controversial lyrics on his music since the release of his debut album "Bastard" back in 2009. While gearing up for the release of his new studio effort "Scum Fuck Flower Boy" on July 21, the 26-year-old spitter has made headlines as he is said to be potentially coming out as a gay on the upcoming album.

Some leaked tracks off the album appear to be a revelation about Tyler's sexuality. In a song tilted "I Ain't Got Time", the rapper raps about "kissing white boys since 2004." Meanwhile, in a track called "Garden Shed", he discusses his struggle to come out of the closet, rapping, "Truth is, since a youth kid, thought it was a phase/ Thought it'd be like the Frank; poof, gone, but, it's still goin' on."

It undoubtedly comes as quite a shock to his fans because Tyler was notably known as a homophobic rapper. He used the word "faggot" multiple times on his second studio effort "Goblin" in 2011. He was even banned from entering the U.K. a few years ago due to his controversial lyrics which were said to be supporting "homophobia and acts of terrorism."

Tyler, who used to create imaginary albums in his childhood, refused to be dubbed homophobic. "I'm not homophobic. I've said this since the beginning. The 'hating women' thing... It's based on things I made when I was super young, when no one was listening [to my music]," he explained.

"Scum Fuck Flower Boy" is Tyler's fourth album which features fourteen tracks and collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Frank Ocean, Lil Wayne and more. The album follows up "Cherry Bomb" which was released in 2015.



Tyler, the Creator was born Tyler Okonma on March 6, 1991. His love of music began at the tender age of 7 when he created imaginary albums complete with the track list. He formed and fronted a rap group called Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. The group released their first album in 2008, but Tyler was head on to craft his own album. » more

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