Tyler, the creator, is still indulging in his chart victory over DJ Khaled.
In May 2019, Tyler’s album IGOR hit the Billboard 200 with a surprise win over DJ Khaled’s star-studded album Father of Asahd.
Khaled reportedly wasn’t pleased to finish second behind Tyler, whose music he described as “mysterious”.
“I make albums so people can play it and actually hear it,” wrote Khaled in a post that has now been deleted. “You know, when you drive your car, you hear another car playing it. You know, go to the hairdresser, you hear them play. You know, turn on the radio and you hear them play. It’s called great music. It’s called albums where you actually hear the songs. No mysterious shit that you never hear. “
In an interview with “The Breakfast Club” earlier this week, Tyler considered surpassing Khaled despite his “underdog” status.
“That Khaled thing was fun. It was just watching a man die inside because the weirdo wins, ”he said. “I was on the moon with a wig. This n ** a had everyone on his album, everyone! “
However, he admits that Khaled’s comments were almost on the mark. “A piece of mine didn’t like that at all because I make music, but rap is my thing. I’ve done alternative rap before and wasn’t fully accepted by the BETs … but for a guy who says indirectly, ‘This is not real rap, this is not real black music.’ That’s what it felt like and I thought, ‘My mermaid’. But I didn’t say anything, I just let this No. 1 speak. “
According to Tyler, his chart win was a blow to Khaled’s ego. “N ** a ego had to deal with it because his whole identity is number 1 and when he didn’t get that, it was longer in real life than it was in this moment. I moved on, ”he said. “His whole identity is ‘We the best, we are No. 1’. When the outsider took that away from him, that n ** a ego was drained. He will probably never admit it and there are no hard feelings towards him. “
MYSTERIOUS MUSIC! HA!
– Tyler, the creator (@tylerthecreator) 4th July 2021
Despite everything, he still has respect for Khaled and even thought about rapping his 2006 single “Holla at Me” on his latest album Call me when you get lost. “I have a kind of respect for him because I was 14, 15 again in ’06” [when Khaled was starting out]. “
In July, Tyler Khaled trolled when Call me if you get lost debuted at # 1 with the biggest sales week of his career. “MYSTERIOUS MUSIC! HA! “He tweeted.