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Tyler, The Creator on Grammys pigeonholing

"'Urban' is just a politically correct way to say the 'n-word' to me." Tyler, The Creator said he had conflicting feelings about his Grammy win.

The Grammy’s scandal

“While the Academy is certainly behaving as if the scandal that engulfed it in the days leading up to the Awards is over, it isn’t. In fact, the Academy seems to be in worse shape than it was before it expended untold thousands of dollars and work hours trying to reform from the ‘step up’ controversy of 2018. And less than three weeks after it placed its new president/CEO, Deborah Dugan, on administrative leave, ostensibly for ‘misconduct’ toward an employee (but more likely because her agenda for change was too sweeping for the slow-moving organization), many unanswered questions remain,” Variety reports.

The urban category

Tyler, The Creator was asked on his opinion and if the recent news surrounding the voting process at the Grammys affected the way he looks at winning his Grammy this year. "I'm half and a half on it. On one side, I'm very grateful that what I made could just be, you know, acknowledged in a world like this. But also, it sucks that whenever we, and I mean guys that look like me, do anything that genre-bending or that's anything, they always put it in a Rap or Urban category, which is I don't like that Urban word, it's just a politically correct way to say the N-word to me. So, when I hear that, I'm just like, 'Why can't we just be in pop? Why can't it…' You know what I mean? So, I felt like half of me feels like the rap nomination was a backhanded compliment, like, oh, 'My little cousin wants to play the game. Let's give him the unplugged controller so he could shut up and feel good about it.' That that's what it felt like a bit. But another half of me is very grateful that the art that I made could be acknowledged on a level like this when I don't do the radio stuff. I'm not played in Target. I'm in a whole different world than what a lot of people here listen to. So, I'm grateful and like, eh,” he responded.

Brut.

01/27/2020 5:57 PM
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41 comments

  • Simon P.
    02/03/2020 20:15

    Has he just come from the 2.30 at Newmarket?

  • Mureed B.
    01/31/2020 15:42

    He looks like snotty nose Roscoe from the Martin Lawrence show.

  • Moe B.
    01/31/2020 08:13

    He went up the dress like a monkey and then you are a black man at the Grammys you lucky you wasn’t a servant you don’t belong there just because you make weirdo white boy music they would never consider you a pop white boy 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️

  • D'onecius G.
    01/31/2020 07:23

    Look at the pic in his hair under the hat and tell me where you seen that b4 Kodak

  • John M.
    01/30/2020 20:22

    I wish more BROTHERS would be honest

  • Frank G.
    01/30/2020 18:05

    Very well said 💪🏽

  • Nick B.
    01/30/2020 18:04

    He’s gay

  • Tony T.
    01/30/2020 16:29

    Once again this is the WORLD when it comes to BLACK PEOPLE .....Stop letting these ppl who only promote their own race by STEALING from BLACKS and AWARDING their own kind......I will never watch any of this trash..... They STEAL the music than BLACKS come in second or third place.......

  • Yeison T.
    01/30/2020 16:24

    ya vi de donde saco la frase del control jaja

  • Jesus A.
    01/30/2020 12:49

    He's kinda right they are giving him the unplugged controller but that happens when you music sucks...

  • King B.
    01/30/2020 12:13

    He's definitely not hip hop/rap...He has a point, just like they gave hip hop award to Nas X. Not close!

  • Lawrence E.
    01/30/2020 07:00

    facts 💯

  • Seth H.
    01/30/2020 04:50

    First time I’ve ever seen him act seriously. 👌 good stuff. True words

  • P.L. H.
    01/30/2020 03:55

    Basically they did him like they did the movie, US....horror movie but we'll put it in the comedy lineup. His music is considered Pop but we'll put him in the rap category

  • Lamario T.
    01/30/2020 02:39

    if I didn't make a rap album and won the best rap album it would be a little off too cause it like shouldn't I be in the pop category and not rap????

  • Derek C.
    01/30/2020 01:02

    the system divides us not people

  • Victoria L.
    01/29/2020 23:48

    Truth!!!

  • Alton K.
    01/29/2020 23:39

    It's not a rap album so it shouldn't be in that category it should be in pop that's what he saying now that slot is used up from a real rap album that could've been a contender....just more games

  • Azubuike A.
    01/29/2020 22:19

    I told u man

  • Lazarated X.
    01/29/2020 20:51

    I think his music is trash 🗑️💩