Tyler, the Creator Not Sorry for Offending MC Lyte

The Odd Future frontman won’t apologize for offensive “dyke” line.

Posted: 04/03/2012 06:35 PM EDT
Tyler the Creator, MC Lyte

Tyler, the Creator is back on the airwaves again, promoting a variety of new projects from his merry band of trouble makers, Odd Future. In a recent interview with DJ Drama, the OF leader touched on a recent controversy caused by a line in the group's latest single "Rella," in which he states, "Let's get it poppin' like MC Lyte around some dykes."

 

Previously, MC Lyte responded to the line by saying she felt "insulted" and that she didn't appreciate being used as a "stomping ground."

“I don’t know if she’s gay or not,” Tyler said when asked about the offending lyric. “It was a joke. But if she took offense, so be it… I don't think about anyone's feelings when I'm writing my s--t. I’m not gonna apologize, but I didn’t mean for her feelings to get hurt."

The 21-year-old went on to recommend that Lyte learn to roll with the punches.

"Usually people in that position, you’d think they would laugh it off and go on with their day," he said. "But I guess she caught feelings. I didn’t mean to do that, but whatever.”

Tyler and crew are currently in the midst of promoting their new wacky variety television show, Loiter Squad, and a new album, The OF Tape Vol. 2.

 

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