The Ever-Eccentric Tyler, The Creator Seemingly Appears To Come Out On Recent Album
'Next line will have ’em like ‘Whoa' / I been kissing white boys since 2004'
Rapper and unstoppable creative force Tyler, The Creator has black Twitter in a whirlwind after several lines referring to his sexuality appeared on his new album, Flower Boy leaked over the weekend.
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On the new album, the rapper appears to come out of the closet on the tracks "I Ain’t Got Time!" and "Garden Shed." “Next line will have ’em like ‘Whoa’ / I been kissing white boys since 2004,” Tyler says on "I Ain't Got Time!".
He adds to the speculation on "Garden Shed" when he hints at forbidden love and hiding secrets from his friends.
“That was real love I was in, Ain’t no reason to pretend” the lyrics say. "All my friends was lost / They couldn’t read the signs / I didn’t want to talk / I tell ’em my location and they ain’t want to walk.” But many Tyler fans are not surprised the least. In fact, they remind "fairweather" fans that he has mentioned being gay or possibly bisexual countless times before the latest album.
Tyler the Creator said he was gay like 12 times since Goblin dropped and niggas was like "nah, you just trolling cuz you miss your dad"— Hideo Glojima (@ActionBastard) July 10, 2017
I don't even care if tyler the creator gay, what we should be worried about is why did loiter squad get cancelled— enemy (@whotfislarry) July 10, 2017
my comment on the tyler the creator gay rumors. rolling stone interview from 2015 (one of the funniest interviews ever, btw). pic.twitter.com/MexL2fXWZC— finn (@finnnsworld) July 10, 2017
Old tweets from Tyler's Twitter account may lend some clarity to the situation. The question is could it be real or is it Tyler just being Tyler.
I TRIED TO COME OUT THE DAMN CLOSET LIKE FOUR DAYS AGO AND NO ONE CARED HAHAHHAHAHA— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) April 13, 2015
NOT POSSIBLE, WE'RE BOTH GAY https://t.co/xoCXLyThPv— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) August 16, 2016
The album already has some bangers on it such as “Who Dat Boy” featuring A$AP Rocky and “911/Mr. Lonely” featuring Frank Ocean. In addition, the album features songs with other artists like Kali Uchis, Estelle, Roy Ayers, Lil Wayne, Jaden Smith and more. Flower Boy is set to be released July 21.