Tyler The Creator retired his infamous Twitter handle yesterday (August 24). @fucktyler is no more, according to a post the rapper made on the social media site.
RIP FUCKTYLER, WILL MISS YOU, ITS BEEN GREAT, BUT NOW ITS TIME FOR ME TO……IDK WHAT EXACTLY, BUT ITS TIME, IM OK WITH THAT. LOVE YOU.
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) August 24, 2016
So now, Tyler joins the many artists who simply go by their name on Twitter. We wonder if he had to pay someone who owned the username.
The original handle was quickly picked up by someone using a dog and a banana as his or her profile picture. People sent their bids to take the name from the user with offers ranging from seven goats to a sexual act.
the starting bid is one frank ocean magazine
— fucktyler (@fucktyler) August 24, 2016
@fucktyler wasn’t exactly family friendly and the Odd Future member was only mentioned by name when Beats 1 announced him as a guest on Pharrell’s OTHERtone earlier this year.
.@jtimberlake + @ChadHugo + Tyler, The Creator + @Pharrell + @brokemogul
Now on #OTHERTone!https://t.co/rAPwDbsSanhttps://t.co/ceC2Z2xHSw
— Beats 1 (@Beats1) April 3, 2016
For those who mourn the loss of Tyler’s eccentric Twitter name, don’t worry, his Instagram name, feliciathegoat is still one hundred percent intact. For now.
And no, he does not have Snapchat.
HEY @Snapchat CAN WE GET THE 'TOILETBOY' ACCNT TAKEN DOWN, SOMEONE IS IMPERSONATING ME, I DONT HAVE A SC ACCOUNT.
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) August 23, 2016