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Tyler, the Creator Wins Best New Artist at 2011 MTV VMAs

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Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator didn’t pull out any hysterics or wild antics during his acceptance speech, opting instead to keep the drama to a minimum as he collected his Moonman for Best New Artist.

The ‘Yonkers’ rapper walked onstage with his crew, after his mother showed her enthusiasm by jumping in the air and yelling out congratulations to her son. Tyler beat out Foster the People with ‘Pumped Up Kicks,’ Wiz Khalifa for ‘Black and Yellow,’ Big Sean featuring Chris Brown in ‘My Last’ and Kreayshawn for ‘Gucci Gucci,’ snagging one of the most coveted nods of the night.

Though he said he didn’t write an acceptance speech, the controversial California MC shared his excitement for attending the show, as he couldn’t believe he was actually there. He left the stage with some motivating words, telling young fans that they could someday stand in his position if they follow their dreams.

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