I don’t have cable, but the internet pointed me in the direction of a very interesting clip of last night’s Video Music Awards, in which Tyler the Creator of Odd Future accepts his award for Best New Artist. Be-freaking-hold:


As the homie Luuvie put it, Tyler “won an award and his mother hopped out her seat like the holy ghost hops out Juanita Bynum’s fingers on Facebook. I ain’t gon fault her too murch though. Her lame hipster son won “Best New Artist” and she clearly had to do a jig for Jesus.” Please hold my mule.

If you are unfamiliar with Tyler and his group, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, they are a motley crew of tortured emo post-adolecents from California that rap and sing about um…cocaine, rape, White girls, hating gays, how miserable it is to have parents, and other such topics. You’ve likely heard “Novocane” from Frank Ocean, who is the oldest member of the crew at 24 year. OFWGKTA is like the Gravediggaz and Drake had some kids together; a bit too subversive for subversive’s sake for my taste, though I will say there is a lot of talent in the group (Tyler sucks at rapping, IMO, but on the boards he could be the next RZA).

So, in a nutshell, Tyler’s mom jumped up and down like he graduated from Morehouse with honors and no student loans because he won a VMA. I would imagine that seeing one’s child win a big award would be cool. However, if this allegedly churchy woman is aware of the things her son talks about in his music- rape, drugs, the devil and a disinterest in the same Christ that she serves, then am I the only one who finds it weird that she was this excited? I mean, I just can’t see me being happy that my child was out here talking about some real terrible stuff.

Mom the Creator of Tyler is not first mother out here cheering a child on for being successful at pushing this sort of thing. Even the gangsta rappers of days gone by were shouting out moms along side Jesus and to this day, Small Bow Wow and Chris Brown’s mothers will proudly defend all of their bullsh*t on Twitter as if they, too, were empty headed 16 year old fans. And while I think its great that most of us can count on our moms to love and support us, I still think there needs to be a limit…or is Mama Tyler simply committed to the C.R.E.A.M. team? “I hated all those songs about the devil and raping…but then I realized my baby was gonna buy me a fancy new car!”

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  • LMAO at “Tyler’s mom jumped up and down like he graduated from Morehouse with honors and no student loans”… Thank you. (Still laughin’…) I never heard of him btw, though I am familiar with Frank Ocean’s addictive (pun intended) “Novacane.”

  • A mother is gonna ride for her son, period.

    I wasn’t suprised at Tyler’s speech at all because I have heard some of his music and read some of his interviews etc. so I knew where he was coming from.

    Tyler’s speech reminded me of Fiona Apple’s speech years ago where she quoted Maya Angelou and said something like “….this world is shit”. People who were new to her vibe were like, WTF but folks who were familiar with her work and worldview weren’t surprised in the least.

  • Valerie

    This is the most stupidest shit I’ve read in a while and I’m not even a Stan for OF or Tyler. Seriously, don’t ever critique a peice of music again. You’re terrible at it. Readers can tell that you don’t know exactly what you’re talking about as far as this group.
    Also, this “article” makes it obvious that you have some other deep-seeded issues. If you don’t agree with the lyrics then just say that, don’t fault his MOTHER, his flesh and blood for being proud of him for getting an award. Do you have children? This young man has accomplished something that he set out to do and that’s big for anyone.

    • yoli bee

      You sound unnecessarily mad, boo.

      Stop stanning.

    • VeeIsMe

      lol @ me being a stan because chicks want to project their issues on some kid whose made it his job to push your buttons. he should win an award for just that. stop projecting, get some therapy people.

  • Yeah, I would have been proud of my child too… You may not like this young man’s music (and you are certainly entitled to your opinion), but you have to admit that he has done quite well for himself. Perhaps you should do a little research on how this young man, and his work ethic. It’s quite remarkable.

    Does your mother know all the shit you say/do?

    If you won an award would you expect her to stay at home, and pity the fool she has raised because of shit you have done/said? Oh and shit is shit is shit is shit. His is no funkier than yours.

    • Ummm yeah OK

      BOOM!!! LUV IT…shit is shit is shit is shit…LOL so using that

  • I have no idea who he is, but I think any mom is gonna be proud of her child winning an award on national television. I’m sure my mom would have done the same.

    • Ummm yeah OK

      Right! I’ve seen moms tear up at pre-school shows…thats her baby and he just won his first VMA…who gives a ish what he raps about. #thatsmybabyb***h LMAO…