Tyler, The Creator Smashes Car, Fields Questions From Waka Flocka For Interview Mag




Tyler, The Creator, sat down for what turned out to be anything but a regular conversation with Interview Magazine recently.

The Odd Future frontman got a surprise when Waka Flocka, hopped on the phone during the interview to find out what exactly Tyler is trying to convey to viewers in his “Yonkers” video, and what’s new with OFWGKTA.

Check out an excerpt from the interview below.

FLAME: What up, dog?

TYLER: Whassup, n*gga?

FLAME: Killin’ it.

TYLER: This is awkward as f*ck right now.

FLAME: Well, I’m gonna ask you a couple questions.

TYLER: Sick. I’m ready. I just wanna state, though, that “Keep It Real” is, like, my favorite f*ckin’ song by you. That’s, like, in my top 10 songs ever. That’s my sh*t. You throwin’ it out there. Okay, so now you could start the whatever.

FLAME: All right. So firstly, what do y’all think is so odd about the future?

TYLER: What’s odd about the future? I think we’re all gonna die pretty soon, and the animals are gonna take over—like ostriches and sh*t. I think they’re gonna take over the world and we’re gonna be their slaves.

FLAME: Me and my partners was havin’ a smoke and we thought that maybe monkeys could take over.

TYLER: Monkeys are smart as f*ck.

FLAME: Do y’all actually do any of the stuff y’all talk about in your lyrics?

TYLER: Well, I don’t rape chicks . . . I have punched a girl in the eye . . . Um . . . What else? I say a lot of s*it and it just depends . . . Sometimes it’s just ’cause sh*t is funny.

EHRLICH: What about eating cockroaches? Have you done that?

TYLER: I actually didn’t say that in a rap—I did it in a video. He was a nice cockroach. His name was Nissan.

FLAME: In that video y’all directed called “Yonkers,” you eat that cockroach, then you vomit it back up, then you’re bleeding out your nose, then you’re hangin’ yourself . . .

TYLER: Yeah.

FLAME: Is there something deeper behind it? What do those images mean?

TYLER: Well, a lot of people think that stuff is deeper than it really is. Some people just think too much. Like, my manager knows I wanna be a video director, so he was like, “Hey, just write a video, write the treatment for it, and we’ll shoot it.” So I was like, “All right, f*ck it. I’ll eat a cockroach, I’ll throw up, and then I’ll hang myself . . . It’s, like, no subliminal messages or secret meanings or anything. I just personally think the sh*t would look really cool, so I did it. I just like doing sh*t that I think is cool, and people happen to like it, so I’m pretty, like, fortunate for that. So I’m gonna just continue to be myself and do what I like. Again, people are just so quick to judge sh*t ’cause they don’t understand it. But I understand what I’m doing, and that’s all that should matter.

To read the full interview go here.