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Tyler the Creator appears to come out in new track

Joseph McCormick July 10, 2017
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Designer/hip hop artist Tyler the Creator performs at Tyler, the Creator's fashion show for Made LA at L.A. Live on June 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Rapper Tyler the Creator who has been involved in controversy over anti-gay lyrics in the past appears to have come out in a new track.

His track ‘I Aint Got Time!’ was leaked over the weekend along with other tracks from the album ‘Flower Boy’.

It was leaked two weeks before it is set to be officially released.

In the leaked track, he says: “Next line will have them like woah / I been kissing white boys since 2004.”

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Reports also compared the lyrics to another song leaked, titled ‘Garden Shed’.

In that track he says: “That was real love I was in, ain’t no reason to pretend / All my friends was lost / They couldn’t read the signs / I didn’t wanna talk / I tell ’em my location and they ain’t want to walk.”

But in a previous track, Yonkers, released in 2011, Tyler denies being gay.

He says: “I’m not gay, I just wanna boogie to some Marvin”.

The rapper, accused of homophobia for using the word “faggot” in many of his songs has denied he is anti-gay.

In 2011, he told NME: “I’m not homophobic, I just think ‘faggot’ hurts people. It hits. And ‘gay’ just means you’re stupid. I don’t know, we don’t think about it, we’re just kids. We don’t think about that shit. But I don’t hate gay people. I don’t want anyone to think I’m homophobic.”

In 2015 he tweeted: “I TRIED TO COME OUT THE DAMN CLOSET LIKE FOUR DAYS AGO AND NO ONE CARED HAHAHHAHAHA”.

And in another tweet about fake reports that he was dating Kendall Jenner, saying “not possible, we’re both gay”.

He also sold t-shirts which appropriated a white supremacist symbol, replacing it with a Pride rainbow.

New tracks from Flower Boy include collaborations with Estelle, Frank Ocean, Jaden Smith and A$AP Rocky.

Reports also compared the lyrics to another song leaked, titled ‘Garden Shed’. In that track he says: “That was real love I was in, ain’t no reason to pretend / All my friends was lost / They couldn’t read the signs / I didn’t wanna talk / I tell ’em my location and they ain’t want to walk.”

He also sold t-shirts which appropriated a white supremacist symbol, replacing it with a Pride rainbow. New tracks from Flower Boy include collaborations with Estelle, Frank Ocean, Jaden Smith and A$AP Rocky.

It is set to be released on 21 July and the rapper is still yet to comment on the lyric.

Frank Ocean, who previously came out as bisexual, has often spoken about his relationships with men.

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It is set to be released on 21 July and the rapper is still yet to comment on the lyric.

Tyler in 2015 claimed that he was denied entry to the UK because of his homophobic lyrics.

The rapper – whose real name is Tyler Okonma, was denied entry to the UK despite having a tour planned.

A controversial figure, he was branded “violently anti-gay”. by media charity GLAAD in 2011, for using slurs such as “faggot” in lyrics, as well as references to rape and domestic violence.

Related topics: comes out, coming out, rap, rapper, Tyler the Creator, US

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