Speaking to GQ, rapper, Tyler, the Creator said that he “likes girls” but “ends up f***ing their brother every time”.
Although the 28-year-old superstar rapper came out in a series of 2017 tweets — alleging he had tried to come out and no one noticed, very on brand — Tyler, the Creator has always been cryptic about his sexuality. Fans have assumed he identifies as bisexual, as he famously shot his shot at Timothée Chalamet in the 2018 track “OKRA,” but until now, he has only offered brief glimpses of the man behind the persona.
In his early career, Tyler, the Creator came under heavy criticism over the use of homophobic slurs, in his debut album Goblin, released in 2011. He later defended himself in a NME interview, saying: “I’m not homophobic. I just think ‘faggot’ 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 s**t. But I don’t hate gay people. I don’t want anyone to think I’m homophobic.”
In 2015, he was banned from entering the UK by then-home secretary Theresa May, who said that his lyrics “encouraged violence and intolerance of homosexuality”.
It was after the controversy, he started addressing his own sexuality. “I TRIED TO COME OUT THE DAMN CLOSET LIKE FOUR DAYS AGO AND NO ONE CARED HAHAHHAHAHA,” he tweeted in April 2015.