Tyler, the Creator continues to be reveling in his chart victory over DJ Khaled.
Again in Could 2019, Tyler’s album IGOR topped the Billboard 200 in a shock victory over DJ Khaled’s star-studded album Father of Asahd.
Khaled was reportedly not happy to take second place to Tyler, whose music he deemed “mysterious.”
“I make albums so folks can play it and also you truly hear it,” Khaled wrote in a since-deleted submit. “You recognize, driving your automobile, you hear one other automobile taking part in it. You recognize, go to the barbershop, you hear them taking part in it. You recognize, flip the radio on, and also you hear them taking part in it. It’s referred to as nice music. It’s referred to as albums that you just truly hear the songs. Not no mysterious shit that you just by no means hear it.”
In an interview with “The Breakfast Membership” earlier this week, Tyler mirrored on outselling Khaled regardless of his “underdog” standing.
“That Khaled factor, it was enjoyable. It was simply watching a person die inside as a result of the weirdo is successful,” he mentioned. “I used to be moonwalking in a wig. This ni**a had everybody on his album, everybody!”
Nonetheless, he admits that Khaled’s feedback did hit near residence. “A chunk of me actually didn’t like that in any respect as a result of I make music, however rap is my factor. I used to be already making different rap and never absolutely being accepted by the BETs…however for some man to kinda not directly be like, ‘That ain’t actual rap, that ain’t actual Black music.’ That’s what it felt like, and I used to be like, ‘My ni**a.’ However I didn’t say nothing, I simply let that No. 1 communicate.”
Based on Tyler, his chart victory was a blow to Khaled’s ego. “Ni**a ego needed to cope with that ’trigger his complete id is being No. 1 and when he didn’t get that, that sat with him longer in actual life time than that second. I moved on,” he mentioned. “His complete id is ‘We the Finest, we the No. 1.’ When the underdog to him took that away from him, that ni**a ego was deflated. He’ll most likely by no means admit it and it’s no arduous emotions in the direction of him.”
MYSTERIOUS MUSIC! HA!
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) July 4, 2021
Regardless of every little thing, he nonetheless has respect for Khaled and even thought of rapping over his 2006 single “Holla at Me” on his newest album Name Me If You Get Misplaced. “I do have some kind of respect for him ’trigger once more, I used to be 14, 15 in ’06 [when Khaled was starting out].”
In July, Tyler trolled Khaled when Name Me If You Get Misplaced debuted at No. 1 with the biggest gross sales week of his profession. “MYSTERIOUS MUSIC! HA!” he tweeted.