Tyler, the creator, who won the Grammy award for the rap album of the year, has dug up a tweet from 9 years ago when a man claimed he didn’t have what it takes to win the award.
According to him, he favourited the tweet, and we can tell it was a source of inspiration over the years. See what he wrote below;
I FAVORITED THIS 9 YEARS AGO JUST FOR THE MOMENT TO TELL YOU I GOT ONE. YES IM PETTY AS FUCK, GOOD DAY MARK.
I FAVORITED THIS 9 YEARS AGO JUST FOR THE MOMENT TO TELL YOU I GOT ONE. YES IM PETTY AS FUCK, GOOD DAY MARK. https://t.co/WfU85JeHEj
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) January 27, 2020
The 28-year-old musician, who took home the award for Best Rap Album for his 2019 record “IGOR” on Sunday night, criticized the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for consistently placing “guys that look like me” in the rap and urban categories.
Following a gracious acceptance speech, Tyler spoke frankly backstage when asked about the voting process for the awards. He admitted that while he was “very grateful” for his win, the categorizing of his music as rap is a “backhanded compliment.”