Tyler, the Creator Banned From the U.K. [Details]
Rucuss staffAugust 27, 2015
Tyler, the Creator is not welcomed overseas.
Well, at least that what he says. The Goblin rapper claims he’s been banned from the U.K.. Tyler announced on social media that he is not allowed to enter the country for 3-5 years because of his controversial lyrics. He was been forced to cancel his upcoming U.K. tour dates.
“BASED ON LYRICS FROM 2009 I AM NOT ALLOWED IN THE UK FOR 3-5 YEARS ( although i was there 8 weeks ago) THAT IS WHY THE SHOWS WERE CANCELLED,” he tweeted.
Tyler’s manager Christian Clancy received a letter from the Secretary of State for the Home Department in the U.K. informing him of the ban.
“The letter specifically cites lyrics he wrote 6-7 years ago for his albums Bastard and Goblin,” Clancy wrote in a Tumblr. “The type of lyrics he hasn’t written since… highlights from the letter include that his work ‘encourages violence and intolerance of homosexuality’ and ‘fosters hatred with views thats seek to provoke others to terrorist acts..’ I grew up on NWA, eminem and rage against the machine, so its hard to me to fully wrap my head this thought process and its implications.”
Although Tyler can’t tour in the U.K. his joint tour with A$AP Rocky is scheduled to go on as planned. The U.S. trek launches Sept. 19 in Lowell, Mass.
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