Tyler, The Creator Thinks He's Being Treated Like A "Terrorist" Following Australia And UK Bans
First Tyler, The Creator was coming to Australia, then he was banned from Australia, but no that wasn't right, his Australian tour was just cancelled.
Now in an exclusive interview Tyler is setting the record straight - at least from his perspective.
"I'm getting treated like a terrorist," Tyler told The Guardian. "Everyone is a follower, just following what other countries are doing."
The 24-year-old rapper is referring to his UK ban, which came shortly after his Australian tour was shut down by feminist organisation 'Collective Shout'.
The two year campaign called out Tyler for promoting misogyny and violence against women, including during his 2013 concert where he named one of the campaign organisers Talitha Stone a "c*nt", 'b*tch" and a "f*cking wh*re".
T IS NOW BANNED FROM AUSTRALIA, YOU WON @CoralieAlison IM HAPPY FOR YOU <3
— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) July 27, 2015
"The “hating women” thing – it’s so nuts," Tyler argued. "It’s based on things I made when I was super-young, when no one was listening [to my music]."
Tyler goes on to insist the songs that he continues to be pulled up for "homophobia" are never performed at his concerts.
Christian Clancy, Tyler's manager also defended the rapper in an open letter stating, "He gets painted as some sort of anti-Christ [but] I want to make sure people know the facts, which are that he hasn’t delved into those lyrics in years."
When it comes to terrorism, Tyler says he was accosted when attempting to enter the UK and held in a Border Office detention room where his visa was eventually rejected.
“This is only gonna open a door for other people to get banned,” Tyler said. “And then they’re gonna go after video games, and then they’re gonna go after movies, and we’re gonna live in such a sensitive world. It’s like the world is scared of everything."