Tyler, the Creator is still reveling in his chart victory over DJ Khaled.
Back in May 2019, Tylerís album IGOR topped the Billboard 200 in a surprise victory over DJ Khaledís star-studded album Father of Asahd.
Khaled was reportedly not pleased to take second place to Tyler, whose music he deemed ďmysterious.Ē
ďI make albums so people can play it and you actually hear it,Ē Khaled wrote in a since-deleted post. ďYou know, driving your car, you hear another car playing it. You know, go to the barbershop, you hear them playing it. You know, turn the radio on, and you hear them playing it. Itís called great music. Itís called albums that you actually hear the songs. Not no mysterious shit that you never hear it.Ē
In an interview with ďThe Breakfast ClubĒ earlier this week, Tyler reflected on outselling Khaled despite his ďunderdogĒ status.
ďThat Khaled thing, it was fun. It was just watching a man die inside because the weirdo is winning,Ē he said. ďI was moonwalking in a wig. This ni**a had everyone on his album, everyone!Ē
However, he admits that Khaledís comments did hit close to home. ďA piece of me really didnít like that at all because I make music, but rap is my thing. I was already making alternative rap and not fully being accepted by the BETsÖbut for some guy to kinda indirectly be like, ĎThat ainít real rap, that ainít real Black music.í Thatís what it felt like, and I was like, ĎMy ni**a.í But I didnít say nothing, I just let that No. 1 speak.Ē
According to Tyler, his chart victory was a blow to Khaledís ego. ďNi**a ego had to deal with that ícause his whole identity is being No. 1 and when he didnít get that, that sat with him longer in real life time than that moment. I moved on,Ē he said. ďHis whole identity is ĎWe the Best, we the No. 1.í When the underdog to him took that away from him, that ni**a ego was deflated. Heíll probably never admit it and itís no hard feelings towards him.Ē
MYSTERIOUS MUSIC! HA!
ó Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) July 4, 2021
Despite everything, he still has respect for Khaled and even considered rapping over his 2006 single ďHolla at MeĒ on his latest album Call Me If You Get Lost. ďI do have some sort of respect for him ícause again, I was 14, 15 in í06 [when Khaled was starting out].Ē
In July, Tyler trolled Khaled when Call Me If You Get Lost debuted at No. 1 with the largest sales week of his career. ďMYSTERIOUS MUSIC! HA!Ē he tweeted.