On his brilliant 2017 album Flower Boy, Tyler, The Creator revealed that he has been “kissing white boys” for more than a decade.
The rapper made headlines with the revelation but hasn’t spoken publicly about his sexuality, despite the lyrics causing much talk.
In a new interview with Fantastic Man, Tyler opened up about the gossip that still surrounds that particular lyric his song I Ain’t Got Time.
“It’s still such a grey area with people, which is cool with me,” Tyler said. “Even though I’m considered loud and out there, I’m private, which is a weird dichotomy.”
He added: “The juxtaposition of loud and quiet is weird.”
When asked why he started to talk about his sexuality on Flower Boy, Tyler replied: “I don’t know. It’s a literal question and the thing about humans is we hate not having an answer.
“We hate not being in the know. So people will bullshit answers, make shit up, instead of being just, like… I don’t know. There are some things that are just unexplainable.”
In a Rolling Stone interview back in 2015, Tyler, The Creator described himself as “gay as fuck,” as well as listing famous men he’d like to get with.
“My friends are so used to me being gay,” he said in the interview. “They don’t even care.”
Asked why they felt like that, he simply responded with: “Because I’m gay as fuck.”
Questioned further if these are repressed feelings, he replied: “No, but I am in love with ’96 Leonardo DiCaprio. I one hundred percent would go gay for ’96 Leo. Oh, and Cole Sprouse.”