Tyler, the Creator won an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist. I was really happy for him (so was his Mama… she caught the holy ghost…). For some strange reason, I felt like I won. Hey, if people can be excited about Beyonce being pregnant, I can be excited for a kid promoting radical self-expression. I think in this moment of economic uncertainty, it’s even more important to just go out and do what you feel and do what you want to do.
That night people on twitter were upset that Tyler won because he’s an atheist and he cursed in his acceptance speech. I also thought it was annoying that major portions of the speech were censored… I would rather hear the statement in context and decide its merits for myself. Besides, if you are going to promote music that is about sex, materialism, and vulgarity why is it such a big deal when the people speak about those things? Anyway… I’m just ranting. Tyler, the Creator for the win… SWAG