During an appearance on the Rap Radar Podcast, the Grammy-winner explained how he felt when fans assumed he was dissing Mr. West in his last verse on the Vince Staples-assisted track, which he clarified was not the case.
Looking to clear up the confusion, Tyler broke down his disrespectful verse and explained who the lyrical darts were really aimed at.
“I’ve seen fans saying on the last verse of ‘Stuntman,’ people were like, ‘Oh, he’s talking about Kanye!'” he said. “And I’m like, ‘You guys are fucking stupid and have terrible comprehension skills.’ I would never disrespect — like, no, I love that n-gga. That is not about him. It’s actually about the rest of the world.
“When I say, ‘Wipe your feet on that door mat before you speak.’ Again, people just being hypocrites. And I say, ‘How you tell us that you real but you stay off the meds.’ By ‘stay off the meds’ I mean people be out here on every drug in the world talking about they a real n-gga and they one hundred. And it’s like, ‘That’s a lie. You’re drugged up right now. You sound stupid.’
“‘How you got no house keys but you show off Patek.’ And in the background I say, ‘Priorities.’ I’m seeing a lot of folks just not really having a place to live or a means of transportation, but they iced out. And I’m like, ‘Man, these priorities are crazy!'”
He continued: “And then I say, ‘How you call that girl a ho but got 10 baby mommas.’ I hate the double standard people have on grown women having sex and being a fucking adult, that shit is weird. And n-ggas be out here having kids that they don’t even take care of and fucking everything, but have the nerve to call someone a [ho]. N-ggas sound stupid.’
“And then I say, ‘How you claim you free thinking but be preaching the Bible.’ Again, it’s back to my original thought where it’s like, n-ggas be doing this and that, slanging drugs, shooting people — but as soon as you put an upside down cross off, they wanna be like, ‘John Psalms 7.3 said, ‘Moses…’ And I’m like, ‘Bro, you are a hypocrite.’
“Then I say, ‘All you pussy-ass n-ggas think you so damn hard/ ‘Cause you got a big blower, n-gga, you ain’t God.’ N-ggas flashing the guns and really thinking they’re God,’ and it’s like, ‘Bruh, we eat and breathe the same shit.’
“And then I say, ‘Y’all got the same cars, y’all fuck the same girls, y’all got the same watch, say the same threats, y’all take the same pictures/ Y’all the gay ones, y’all doing that to impress those n-ggas.’ And you see n-ggas get into certain girls and doing all this shit just so n-ggas can be like, ‘Damn, he hard, he a real n-gga.’
“But as soon as a n-gga kiss another n-gga, it’s like, ‘Aw, this n-gga gay’ and being all that. But it’s like, you doing all this for the approval of other n-ggas you don’t know. You’re actually the gay one trying to impress these males.
“It’s all so crazy to me and people read that and thought I was talking about Ye. I’m like, ’Are y’all fucking stupid? Look at everyone you’re listening to — that’s who I’m talking about.”
Tyler, The Creator concluded by emphasizing his love and admiration for Kanye West, who he thanked for clearing the sample for John Legend’s “Heaven” (which he produced) so Tyler could rap over it on “Heaven to Me.”
“I really wanted to clear that up so it’s not no article thinking that I’m saying some shit about someone who I dearly love and happy he cleared that ‘Heaven For Me’ [sample],” he added. “That pocket when Ye was doing [John Legend’sOnce Again] and [Common’s] Be is super good, so to all you kids who only listen to Donda because muthafucking RapCaviar [told you].”
Revisit “Stuntman” below: