Tyler The Creator Says He Had His First Boyfriend at 15

By Staff  |  08/17/2017

Tyler The Creator

After stirring up questions, when lyrics from a track off Flower Boy leaked in July, Tyler The Creator further discusses gay rumors.

During an interview on Know Wave's Koopz Tunes radio show this week, the rapper played music from his new album and also casually mentioned his dating history.

It came up when Tyler said he has been long open minded, despite accusations of being homophobic. "I had a boyfriend when I was 15 in f*cking Hawthorne. If that's not open minded, I don't know what is," he says at one point during the interview.

Despite the comments, he later backtracked on Twitter. "Figure of speech to get Koopz 'open minded' point across, I was single at 15 haha," Tyler tweeted.

On the Flower Boy song "I Ain't Got Time", he raps that he’s "been kissing white boys since 2004."

You can listen to the full interview below: