News: Tyler The Creator Gobbles The Haters, "If You Call Me A N*gga, I Really Don't Care"

Friday, Jun 17, 2011 4:45PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Odd Future's Tyler the Creator has shared his input on the sensitivity of his records and how he feels about using gay slurs in music.

Acknowledging a gay fan base, Tyler said his words are not targeted at any one group.

"Well, I have gay fans and they don't really take it offensive, so I don't know. If it offends you, it offends you," Tyler told MTV News of his gay slurs. "If you call me a n---a, I really don't care, but that's just me, personally. Some people might take it the other way; I personally don't give a sh--." (MTV)

In April, Tyler assured hip-hop heads he is not anti-gay despite what some of his music may suggest.

"I'm not homophobic. I just think f*ggot hits and hurts people. It hits. And gay just means you're stupid. I don't know, we don't think about it, we're just kids. We don't think about that sh*t. But I don't hate gay people. I don't want anyone to think I'm homophobic. ([His friend] Jasper walks into the room) But he's a f*cking f*ggot!" (NME Magazine)

Earlier this week, Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man admitted Tyler may be odd but definitely stays on his radar.

"If I was Odd Future, I wouldn't want to be compared to anybody. I love that group by the way, I love Odd Future. I like Tyler the Creator, that song 'Yonkers,' -- they're good, they're different. It's a breath of fresh air. Tyler the Creator. Very weird. But I'm into weird sh*t." (Soul Culture)

A few months ago, Tyler expressed his determination to break into the mainstream.

"I'm hungry for greatness," Tyler said in an interview. "I want to be great, I want to be an icon. I want when I die, I want people to cry -- I'm hungry for VMA's and Grammy's, that's what I'm hungry for. You know? F*ck this underground bullsh*t...Greatness is a different definition to different people...Greatness if the f*cking song that I wrote last week, somebody might not find that great but it's great to me. And that's all that matters, what the f*ck I think in my head -- Greatness to me is finally getting my video played on MTV. It's on there now and I'm f*cking, I'm happy. I finally got my sh*t on f*cking MTV and some people may think that's selling out or whatever but I don't really give a f*ck. That's f*cking great to me. I'm proud of myself. I've been wanting that since I was seven years old and I finally got that sh*t. Hard works pays the f*ck off." (The Drone)

Check out some recent Tyler the Creator footage below:

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