Tyler The Creator Shoots His Shot With Timothée Chalamet On New Song Orka
On Thursday (March 29), Tyler, The Creator dropped his latest song "Okra" along with a new set of visuals. While new music from Tyler is always big news, it's a line in the song about actor Timothée Chalamet that has people talking.
"Tell Tim Chalamet to come get at me/Skin glowin', clear of acne, diamonds see-through, so holographic," Tyler spits on the third verse. "Red ones look like Aidan Mackey, spent dinero like taxi driver/Handmade is that thing with tires, but I rode my bike/And Vill tail behind me and he got the canon like he bagged Mariah."
While the Chalamet bar could just be a shout out to the Call Me by Your Name star, some fans on Twitter think Tyler may have been shooting his shot. "I can’t believe the greatest love story of all time is happening right now and is @RealChalamet and @tylerthecreator god bless," tweeted one person.
On his Grammy-nominated Flower Boy album, Tyler appeared to open up about his sexuality on songs such as "Ain't Got Time" and "Garden Shed." On "Ain't Got Time," Tyler raps, “Next line will have ’em like, ‘Whoa’/I’ve been kissing white boys since 2004."
And during a 2017 interview with Koopz Tunes, Tyler said of his open-mindedness, "Open-minded now? I had a boyfriend when I was 15 in fucking Hawthorne, nigga. If that's not open-minded, then I don't know what the fuck that is."
The rapper later called his comment a figure of speech he used to get his point across. Listen to "Okra" below.