Tyler, The Creator recently hit Larry King and touched on a range of topics. The Odd Future front man gave his thoughts on rapping, his father not being there, and what he’d like to be known for.
When asked about the amount of profanity he uses, Tyler told King it’s all in what power you give to words.
“I grew up in a different time to where that word is just a word,” he says. “It has no effect. But it is a double standard because certain people would get offended if someone who doesn’t have the skin tone of me says it, which is really weird. Then, they’re keeping the original meaning of that alive…It’s weird that a lot of people still get upset with that. You give certain words power.”
“Why does that shit matter?” Tyler says. “If he wanna fuck dudes or whatever, why do we care? That’s so fucking crazy, right?”
Tyler went on to describe his upbringing without his father.
“Nah, dude, I’m stoked,” he says. “I think if I had a dad, I would have went the normal college route like a lot of other people. I’m so stoked my life panned out how it was. I just decide to rap about it to seem like I’m sad.”
Check out some footage of the interview below: