Tyler, The Creator isn’t an artist you’ll see doing a bunch of interviews to promote project releases. That being said, anytime we do get a glimpse of his thoughts on a different platform other than his own, it’s something unique. After sharing his hour-long conversation with comedian Jerrod Carmichael, Tyler the Creator sat down for another in-depth interview on The Shane Show with host Shane Powers.
“I don’t want to do interviews. They all ask the same things”, Tyler explains in first few minutes.
By mark 49:00, Shane dives into what Tyler believes the results of the Grammys will be. Tyler is asked if he thinks he’ll win this year’s Grammy for Best Rap Album over fellow nominees Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, and Rapsody. Tyler replied, “Yes.” and added “I think I should win. Something different needs to win. I love Jay, but fuck. You have Grammys, dog. And I love Kendrick, and I think DAMN. was awesome. ‘XXX’ was my favorite song on that album. But fuck, [he’s] nominated for six other ones. Let him get one of those.”
Tyler went on to speak on the climate of music. “I think it would be tight if I won, just because it’s something different. And there’s no one speaking for those people. I don’t even want to use the word weird because I feel like that’s a cheap word—or eclectic. But this is for the ‘me’s.’ We’re rarely up there. I know if I win something, they’ll feel like they won something.”
Throughout the interview, Tyler talks about saving money, Flower Boy, Coachella 2018, his conversations with Telsa CEO, Elon Musk and more.
Watch Tyler’s interview with Jerrod Carmichael below.