Tyler the Creator released a new song last week with a lyric aimed flirtatiously at Timothée Chalamet.
“Tell Tim Chalamet to come get at me,” he quips on “OKRA.” He continues, “Skin glowing clear of acne, diamonds see through so holographic.”
The 27-year old rapper from California offhandedly dropped the two-and-a-half-minute song on Thursday night, claiming it was a “throwaway song” in its YouTube description.
He also posted on Twitter that he will “promote this song for the next 5 days, then continue to live a normal life,” and later deleted the tweet.
On Monday, Chalamet responded to the Odd Future rapper by retweeting a fan’s meme about him and Tyler, which joked that Timothée would fall out of his chair upon hearing the lyric.
tyler the creator: tell tim chalamet to come get at me
— fabiana (@tchalamvt) March 29, 2018
The song’s overt flirtation aimed at the Call Me By Your Name actor is somewhat unsurprising given Tyler’s past. For years, there’s been speculation around the sexuality of the Ladera Heights native, despite the fact that he’s seemingly come out multiple times. He released Flower Boy in 2017, his fourth studio album, which includes the line“I’ve been kissing white boys since 2004″onthe track “I Ain’t Got Time.”
In 2014, Larry King asked the MC if he thinks we’ll ever have a gay rap artist, to which Tyler replied, “Maybe one day…but why does that shit matter? Like, if he wanna fuck dudes or whatever, why does that matter? Why do we care? That’s so crazy right?”In 2015, he tweeted the admission, “I TRIED TO COME OUT THE DAMN CLOSET LIKE FOUR DAYS AGO AND NO ONE CARED.” And the following year, he responded to a tweet from Kendall Jennerwhose sexuality has also been called into question recentlywho wrote, “@fucktyler apparently we’re dating.” He responded, “NOT POSSIBLE, WE’RE BOTH GAY.” Tyler also tweeted an illustration he drew in 2016, which appears to depict a rainbow-clad man peeking his head out of a closet door, with a talk bubble reading, “Is it safe?”
CANT SLEEP; IN EUROPE ; BEEN DRAWING STUFF pic.twitter.com/ilqQbOhwiX
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) July 4, 2016
While promoting Flower Boy in July of last year, he told Know Wave’s Koopz Tunes radio show, “I had a boyfriend when I was 15 in fucking Hawthorne.”
I guess Tyler Creator was the out queer rapper Larry King prophesied all along.
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