Tyler, The Creator Has Been Trying to 'Come Out' For Years
As some of you may know, Tyler, the Creator is the epitome of not giving a fuck. The notoriously blunt rapper, known in portion for his straightforward lyrics and all-caps, no-bullshit twitter rants, has taken the no-filter social media presence to a whole new level.
With the release of his latest album, Scum Fuck Flower Boy, many have been speculating that his lyrics hint to him being gay, and to his experience with coming out. “Next line will have them like woah / I been kissing white boys since 2004,” he spits in the track “I Ain’t Got Time.” “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,” he says in “Garden Shed”.
But this album is certainly not the first time Tyler has discussed his sexuality. In fact, he has been dropping hints that he is gay or bisexual for quite some time now. Over the past couple of years, he has posted several tweets, which in some cases could not be more explicit.
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
CANT SLEEP; IN EUROPE ; BEEN DRAWING STUFF pic.twitter.com/ilqQbOhwiX
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) July 4, 2016
It seems that when it comes to his sexuality, his straightforwardness might not have been taken as seriously. So, unless he is trying to pull some ongoing publicity stunt, like when Nicki Minaj pretended to be bisexual for attention, it seems pretty clear that Tyler isn’t tryna be secretive about his sexuality. Perhaps its this lack of secrecy that has resulted in the assumption that he’s been joking the whole time? Kinda messed up, TBH.
It must be noted, however, that while Tyler has been celebrated by many for his hilarious, honest language, he has also received backlash for some seriously offensive and homophobic rhetoric. For example, he was called out for using the slur “faggot” 213 times in his first album.
For the sake of not psychoanalyzing this discrepancy or making any false assumptions, let’s just say that while his contradictory behavior towards sexuality could make this whole thing seem suspicious, we shouldn’t undermine the signs suggesting that has genuinely been trying to come out to the public, in his own Felicia the Goat way.
Source: The Independent
Images via Pink News
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