Tyler, the Creator Explains Criticism Of YouTube Awards

Tyler, the Creator also gives his opinion on Barack Obama.

Earlier this month, YouTube hosted its first YouTube Music Awards, highlighting artists like Eminem and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Shortly after the awards aired, Tyler, the Creator, expressed some criticism of the awards via Twitter:

In an interview on the revamped "The Arsenio Hall Show," Tyler explained what he meant by the tweet.

"I'm 22, so I kind of grew up in an age where the Internet was basically there forever, and YouTube, the way it's set up, gives... anyone who's creative a platform to showcase their work to people," he said. "And for a website like YouTube to have an awards show, you would think they would use that awards show to give creative people who's not on the Top 20 Billboards, or that everyone doesn't know that's not popular a chance to actually get recognition for being creative an innovative. But instead, they did the same thing that the VMAs or the Billboard Pop Awards did with the Katy Perrys and the Justin Biebers, and I'm friends with Justin, no offense to Katy, Justin, or anyone who was nominated for something... It's actually a group of people who don't listen to the radio and who's sick of seeing the same weak stuff everyday."

Tyler also addressed his use of the word "faggot," particularly given that one of his friends, Frank Ocean, is gay. "That's just a word," he said. "You can take the power out of that word. The way that I see things, you chose to be offended if you care about stuff like that. And that might sound very ignorant, but if you're a black person, and someone calls you an N-word, and you get offended, maybe you might be. But if I know that I'm not an N-word... I'm not gonna get offended, because I know I'm not that. Frank's gay, and I use that word all the time, he doesn't care, because he knows me. He knows that when I say that word, I'm not thinking of someone's sexual orientation or anything. It's just another word that has no meaning."

Finally, Tyler was asked about his opinion of United States President Barack Obama. "I don't really get into it, because I like to do fun stuff, but I realized, he's an N-word that figured it out."

Watch the interview below.

Tyler released his third studio album, Wolf, in April.

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17 Comments

  • Anonymous

    fuck you cum guzzlers

  • jasonnns

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfHv0K3xAW8

  • respect the goat/3hstah

    UMM SORRY TYLER, BUT JUSTIN SHOULD OF WON MOST OF THE YOUTUBE AWARDS, DUE TO HIM ACTUALLY BEING DISCOVERED ON YOUTUBE. I MEAN THATS WHY I THOUGHT THE YOUTUBE AWARDS WAS FOR. OTHER THAN THAT. I AGREE WITH MOST OF THE SHIT U WERE SAYING.

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur5SqFedFMc

  • Patricia Astudillo

    until I looked at the check four $4800, I have faith that...my... friend woz like actually erning money parttime at their computer.. there friend brother started doing this for only 8 months and resently paid for the debts on their cottage and got a great Lotus Esprit. visit the website WWW.FB39.COM He obviously dissed the system where white men in suits from Hollywood try to adapt the music so that it would appeal to the masses and would fuck up their mentaility. What the fuck were you thinking? He hates Hollywood cause they make movies over there? Moron.

  • Anonymous

    LMAO he laying down on the couch like Lil Duval

  • ETK

    "...but if you're a black person, and someone calls you an N-word, and you get offended, maybe you might be." Love how these young niggas try to discredit black struggle.

  • KING JEYBO

    LOL HE IS TALKING STUPID SHIT AGAIN. IT'S YOUTUBE AWARDS - AWARDS, WHERE THE MOST FAMOUS ARTISTS ON YOUTUBE GET THEIR AWARDS. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT, CREATIVE PEOPLE WITH 20 000 VIEWS WINNING AWARD FOR THE MOST VIEWED VIDEO OF THE YEAR?

  • Phrrrp

    Is he making fun of Em's Rap God stance at the start?

  • ToniTouch

    Tyler is on point with this one.

  • Jg

    His last album was great. Creative and different from the formulaic rap that all these other rappers are putting out. It was like Yeezus, but good. I gotta go back and give it a listen.

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    http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll170/Caitlin1467/leatherface.gif

  • Leslie Rodrigue

    til I saw the paycheck four $6778, I didn't believe that my best friend was like they say truly erning money parttime from there computar.. there mums best friend started doing this for only seventeen months and a short time ago took care of the debts on their mini mansion and got a gorgeous Citron 2CV. these details www.wiki34.com Not too much rappers in the game being vocal about some of the stuff going on. Always good to have someone like tyler who speaks their mind despite the possibilty of getting backlash beacause of doing so

  • j

    Props to Tyler for standing up, especially since his shit is creative as fuck

  • 101

    Not too much rappers in the game being vocal about some of the stuff going on. Always good to have someone like tyler who speaks their mind despite the possibilty of getting backlash beacause of doing so

  • Marx1684

    Dude is smart. Period after period.

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