Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West may be expecting his first child and juggling a mega star music career simultaneously but he managed to recently give props to Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator.
Ye showed the OF leader love by posting his new “IFHY (I F*cking Hate You)” music video off the upcoming Wolf album onto www.kanyewest.com.
Tyler, the Creator’s new video “IFHY” recently got some love from Kanye West in the form of the front page of his website, kanyewest.com. Now there are no links or G.O.O.D. songs, just the face-melting Pharrell collaboration. Kanye has been known to take creative approaches to his videos, so perhaps this is a way to show appreciation for the budding auteur in Tyler, who has directed his own videos from the beginning of his career. This is reminiscent of when Kanye threw his Twitter support the way of “Yonkers” back in 2011. Hopefully, we get some more opinions like that from ‘Ye, or at least some more great nouns. (Complex)
Tyler made sure to acknowledge Ye’s co-sign by publicly thanking him.
“d*mn, thanks ye. you werent kidding. f*ck that is sooo sick got d*mn.,” Tyler tweeted March 29th.
“whoa what the f*ck”
“i showed him yesterday but i thought his head nod to it was just cause i was there. he really likes it thats sick”
“he is one of the only people i can talk videos and buildings with.”
“DAMN THANKS YE! ????????????? THIS IS CRAZY HELL YEAH CA CA FE FE BOOKIE TAY! http://instagram.com/p/XdszuqnAIM/” (Tyler, the Creator’s Twitter)
In December, Tyler linked up with Kanye at his Hollywood pop-up shop.
“Hai My Friend Came By The OF Store Today ( creep face haha)http://instagr.am/p/Tmj9hxnAFo/,” Tyler tweeted December 23rd.
“I STILL FAN OUT NO MATTER WHO IT IS THIS SH*T IS GNAR”“I LOVE YOU ALL MERRY CHRISTMAS GOLF WANG TONIGHT WAS SICK OFWGKTA I HOPE BRANDON LIKES HIS BIKE YEAH!”
“A YEAR AGO I GAVE YE A PEICE OF ART THAT I DID. HE WAS SUPER STOKED AND I WAS SUPER F*CKING STOKED. JUST THOUGHT ID TELL YOU.” (Tyler, the Creator’s Twitter)
Last year, Tyler admitted Mr. West is a fan of the Odd Future movement.
In the past year, Tyler has formed a bond with musical idol Pharrell Williams, Lil Wayne and Kanye West and even interviewed Nas for an XXL magazine cover story. “It’s cool. That sh– is cool. Awkward, but it’s tight. They actually f— with us,” Tyler said of all his new friends. “Lil Wayne is actually a fan, Kanye is actually like a fan. I actually talk to those dudes all the time.” Taco said he and Wayne usually talk about skating, and Earl began to recall a phone conversation between him and Weezy before he was made fun of by the rest of the Wolf Gang. “The moment is gone now, but I just kept saying ‘no’ and it was awkward,” Earl squealed. “We don’t really talk about anything deep,” Tyler said. “I don’t know, I don’t really sit there and say, ‘D*mn, what conversation are me and Wayne having right now?'” (MTV)
Check out Tyler, the Creator’s “IFHY” music video: