Tyler, The Creator Calls Out ‘Bitch’ Boyce Watkins, Discusses Pregnant Strippers, Meeting Denzel Washington & More [VIDEO]
Tyler, The Creator is opening up and not mincing words. The Odd Future frontman sat down with Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning crew to talk about his music, his haters and blasted critic Dr. Boyce Watkins.
"F--k Boyce Watkins. He's a bitch," the rapper stated.
In 2013, Tyler's Mountain Dew ad was removed by parent company Pepsi for allegedly portraying racial stereotypes and misogyny. Dr. Boyce Watkins, a Syracuse University professor and social analyst, sparked the controversy when he called the spot "arguably the most racist commercial in history." The two later spoke about the issue.
On Hot 97, Tyler explains that he meant no harm with the ads. As a director, he says he was focused on a creative vision like Quentin Tarantino or Wes Anderson. "I was like, 'What the f--- did this just turn to?'" he remembers asking himself about the firestorm. "This black dude is saying my head space was somewhere where it wasn't."
Although he never officially apologized, the 24-year-old maintains that he wasn't trying to be offensive or racist and the controversy hurt his future directorial opportunities: "It f---ed my spirit up."
He also breaks down his version of happiness and what he enjoys in life to make him feel happy. Despite his popularity and the current smile on face due to enjoying the fruits of his labor, he doesn't feel like he's achieved much yet. "I don't feel successful. I've done cool stuff. don't own a movie theater. I don't own any parks around the f---in' country. It's so many things I want to do," he said.
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