Tyler, The Creator appeared at the 2022 Converse All Star Series in Paris for another great chat. The California rapper spoke for nearly an hour, discussing variety of topics like his love of Los Angeles, spending time in France, catching Virgil Abloh’s last Louis Vuitton show, and more.
During the interview, Tyler answered fan questions. At one point, the Los Angeles rapper advised his fans to “cut the BS and start being open and honest.”
While discussing the value of authenticity, the 31-year-old rapper showed his admiration for Kendrick Lamar’s latest project “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers,” saying he respects how K-Dot approaches his work.
“We got to cut the BS and just start being super open and honest and that’s what Kendrick is doing with his new album,” he said.
Tyler went on to suggest that the reason not many people can listen to “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” is because it’s too raw and honest, to the point where people may feel exposed.
“I love that album but I feel like he touches on sh*t that’s so like, open and honest that some people can’t listen to it because they probably feel like he’s looking at them in the eyes and they’re like, ‘Oh, I can’t panic. I can’t listen to this. Put on something else so I can hit my dougie’. [they’re] keep forgetting and like numbing sh*t that he’s talking about.”
The Wilshire singer went on to explain that this type of attitude is a defense mechanism to avoid thinking about the things they’re desperately trying to avoid.
“I’m not saying the people that’s doing that went through what he’s saying, but it’s making them thing about the sh*t that they’re covering up…”I see it, I see through it,” he concluded.
Check out the interview below: