Tyler, The Creator Admits To Having A Boyfriend at Age 15

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And he's already taken the statements back.

Tyler, The Creator clarified some lines on his new album Flower Boy in a new interview. Sitting down with Koopz Tunes, the rapper doubled down on the insinuations of tracks like “Garden Shed” that set the internet buzzing about Tyler’s sexuality.

When the host said that Tyler was “open-minded” to put such things out there on a rap record, Tyler responded in a way that said he’s never been afraid of catching heat for his sexuality. “Open-minded now? I had a boyfriend when I was 15 in f*cking Hawthorne, n*gga,” Tyler explained. “If that’s not open-minded, then I don’t know what the f*ck that is.”

Tyler hinted at the fact that he was bisexual in the song “Garden Shed.” He nodded to it in the following verse, where he compared having to keep his sexuality secret to hiding in a shed.


That is where I was hidin’
That is what love I was I in
Ain’t no reason to pretend
Garden shed, garden shed, garden shed
Garden shed for the garçons
Them feelings I was guardin’
Heavy on my mind
All my friends lost
They couldn’t read the signs
I didn’t wanna talk and tell ’em my location

However, he’s already walked back the statements he made on Koopz Tunes. He said that the statement about having a boyfriend at 15 was a joking exaggeration to drive home the host’s point that he was open-minded.

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