Even though we cancelled him for saying he would never date black guys, Tyler, the Creator switched up pronouns during a performance of his 2017 track “Sometimes” at Hellow Festival in Monterrey, Mexico over the weekend — replacing “you” with “he” or “his” throughout. Redditor okonmas caught the moment on camera; watch the simple but powerful move in the clip below.
“Sometimes, I sit in my room and think about us,” the track starts, before Tyler began mixing it up. “He got them long lashes, couldn’t get the dirt in em’// Curls on his head look like waves I’ma surf in em.’ ”
Of course, Tyler, the Creator is pretty candid about his bisexuality, and talks about it openly on his album Flower Boy, which dropped last year. “I been kissing white boys since 2004” is a lyric on “I Ain’t Got Time,” for example. He’s also been hinting/joking at his sexuality for several years, as you can see in the tweet below.
While Tyler has come under fire in the past for the extreme misogyny his tracks have contained, as one Reddit commenter highlights, it’s great that he’s giving his fans to be “happy for his journey and happy that [they] can hear songs [they] relate to, being gay.”