30 March 2023

Tyler, The Creator apologises for hiding his sexuality in new song

The surprise track comes ahead of the release of his deluxe project ‘Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale,’ dropping this Friday.

Tyler, The Creator issued numerous apologies in his new song, but there’s one in particular that’s got fans talking.

On Wednesday, the rapper and producer released his latest track, ‘Sorry Not Sorry.’ On the surprise record, Tyler begins by issuing a series of apologies to his family members and his old friends. Later on, the Flower Boy rapper appears to apologise to all those he hid his sexuality from in the past.

“Sorry to the guys I had to hide/ Sorry to the girls I had to lie to, who ain’t need to know if I was by the lake switchin’ tides, too,” Tyler raps.

The video for his new song illustrates his apologies with more context. In his self-directed visuals, Tyler gathers all of his alter egos from his past album covers together on a stage and raps each apology using a different version of himself. While he raps about his sexuality, Tyler embodies his persona from his 2017 Flower Boy album, in which fans believe he came out as bisexual on songs like ‘I Ain’t Got Time!’ and ‘Garden Shed.’

Tyler also extends apologies to his mother, his “old friends,” “the fans who said I changed,” his ancestors and even those whose pronouns he gets wrong.

“Sorry I don’t wanna bro down, sorry I don’t know your pronouns/ I don’t mean no disrespect, but damn, we just met, calm the fuck down/ Oh, I’m out of touch and I’m a jerk? A bank account could never match my worth/ I’m sorry, Mother Earth, polluted air with chemicals and dirt / These cars ain’t gonna buy and drive themselves, what the hell you think I work for?” he says.

Towards the end, we can see the Goblin persona beat his current alias Tyler Baudelaire to a pulp, which might be a sign of a new phase in his life – and hopefully, a new album. 

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