So yesterday we covered a story (see it here) about the California Rapper/Producer Tyler The Creator & how he has been banned from the United Kingdom, but today he confirmed on Twitter why this is happening. See Below.
BASED ON LYRICS FROM 2009 I AM NOT ALLOWED IN THE UK FOR 3-5 YEARS ( although i was there 8 weeks ago) THAT IS WHY THE SHOWS WERE CANCELLED.— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) August 26, 2015
*listens to last three releases in confusion*— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) August 26, 2015
Tyler's manager stated in a Tumblr post that the reason he's been banned is because of the controversial lyrics from his 2009 album bastard & his 2011 Goblin. The letter states "his music encourages violence & intolerance of homosexuality" as well as " fosters hatred with views that seek to provoke others to terrorist attacks"
The part about all of this that is so baffling to the world is the fact Tyler has been to the UK multiple times as stated by is manager Christian Clancy.
“..tyler has been to the UK over 20x in the last 5 years without incident (shows, in stores, meet and greets). we rented out a movie theatre last month in London for a private showing of napoleon dynamite for his fans. literally last month.”