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Tyler The Creator Leaps Out The Closet - Fact or Fiction?

Posted on July 11 2017

Is this another classic troll from Tyler the Creator? Or do we laugh at ourselves for missing what he said, assuming it ridicule? 

Over the past 4 years, there is a mountain of proof that Tyler has tried to tell us the truth, we just never wanted to hear it. Yes, many people are saying they 'called it' and it was 'obvious' but that's bullshit. We don't believe you, you need more people.

Clue 1

Here's a little excerpt from Rolling Stones writer Ernest Baker for their magazine in 2015:

For the past two days I've wondered, is Tyler actually gay? I cannot emphasize how much gay humor plays a role in the atmosphere around him. It's like a continuous loop of the "You know how I know you're gay?" scene in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Never more than a few minutes pass without him saying he's going to suck someone's dick or him accusing someone of wanting to suck dick. At one point on the bus, he recalls sending nude photos to a group chat with his friends and no one responded. "My friends are so used to me being gay," Tyler says, "they don't even care."

I finally ask, Why all the gay humor? "Because I'm gay as fuck," he says, without a flinch. Seriously, are you gay? Are these repressed feelings? "No, but I am in love with '96 Leonardo DiCaprio," he says. "I one hundred percent would go gay for '96 Leo. Oh, and Cole Sprouse."

Clue 2

Listen to his new album for the confession on wax. The track is called 'Garden Shed' and you can read the lyrics below to see Tyler's admission. Either way, that new album is like free-base. You need that in your phone ASAP. 

Also - isn't it fucked up that people still think it's not real? It is, and homophobia in hip-hop is lame in 2017. Grow the fuck up and let people live.

Garden Shed (Lyrics) - Tyler the Creator 

Garden shed, garden shed, garden shed, garden shed

For the garden

That is what I was hiding

That is what love I was eyeing

Ain't no reason to pretend

Garden shed, garden shed, garden shed

Garden shed for the garcons

Them feelings I was guarding

Heavy on my mind

All my friends lost

They couldn't read the signs

I didn't wanna talk and tell em' my location

And they ain't wanna walk

Truth is, since you kid, thought it was a phase

Thought it would be like the Frank poof, gone

But, it's still going on

Big fan of the base 10

Polk a dot nose how it goes

Had to keep it on the subwoofer

A couple butterflies when I float

I was always like ehhh

Barely interested, but I went to my boys like bruh

This is a crucial subject matter


Clue 3

Clue 4

Tyler's subtle relatable tweet when Frank Ocean came out as bisexual in 2012:

My Big Brother Finally Fucking Did That. Proud Of That Nigga Cause I Know That Shit Is Difficult Or Whatever. Anyway. Im A Toilet.

Tyler, The Creator, @fucktyler, 6:51 AM - 04 Jul 2012

Clue 5

Clue 6

Peep the tweet from Tyler with him wearing matching pants with his alleged boyfriend. Read the comments in the tweets for similarities between the two of them in Tyler's art. 

Clue 7

Mike G drops his 2 cents, also confirming Tyler's previous comments that he likes black girls and white guys.


Want to learn more about Tyler and the Odd Future collective? Be sure to check out the book Odd Future: Wolf Gang which further breaks down how this genre-bending collective created a movement that intersected between hip-hop and skate culture.

Don't forget to also check out Tyler's latest album, Flower Boy right here.


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