We knew Tyler, The Creator was evolving, but it turns out the man is a full-blown responsible adult! We’ve already seen the one-time Odd Future ringleader welcomed into the halls of prestige with Grammys and other awards from the likes of Kodak and the Wall Street Journal. Recently he spoke out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, saying he didn’t mind damage to his GOLF store in LA during the turmoil over George Floyd’s death. Now he’s gone and published a DIY voting PSA direct to Twitter.
In the video message, Tyler says he’s voting this year for the first time and urges his followers to do the same — at polling stations, specifically, rather than mailing in a ballot and risking some kind of foul play. “I didn’t give a fuck about none of this shit, just like a lot of y’all,” he says. “This is actually going to be my first time voting. But I see the light.”
Read Tyler’s full message below.
Look, I know I’m the last person y’all should ever take advice from, but I’m reiterating what everyone else is saying. And please, please if you are young and your fuckin’ back don’t hurt, go to them polls and cast a fucking vote. And I didn’t give a fuck about none of this shit, just like a lot of y’all. This is actually going to be my first time voting. But I see the light. And a lot of y’all gonna be like, “My vote doesn’t matter and they’re gonna pick who they want.” Yeah, you weird-ass nigga, keep that up. Y’all was postin’ black squares and protestin’ from y’all phone and “rights” this and cancellin’ everybody. Nigga, pull up! Y’all want a new DA? Pull up! Y’all want all these rights and shit then fuckin’ pull up! The shit that I actually give a fuck about is more art in schools and more music classes in schools and then changing the curriculum. They’ve had the same curriculum since, fuck, since 1442, judging everybody on the same shit. And I have female friends who need certain things. And I like being able to fuck on and marry whoever the fuck I want at any given moment. And if we want to keep some of those options, then we have to start somewhere. And I’m not a fuckin’ encyclopedia on this shit, but I know one goddamn thing, that if y’all want any of that, then y’all know what you need to do. Y’all niggas gotta pull up! Actually go to the polls! ‘Cause some of that mail-in shit, niggas gonna try to call fraud, so if you can go to the polls — and I know them lines gon’ be long and it’s gon’ be hot, but please, do that. Alright? It’s hot as fuck, and this was like my third take of this video, and yes: Love.
We’re a long way from “Kill people, burn shit fuck school!”