Back in May 2019, Tyler, The Creator scored a number one album, which was “Igor.” This weather regarded as one of the hottest projects of the year, as it went on to win a Grammy in 2020, for Best Rap Album. Tyler beat out DJ Khaled’s “Father of Asahd” for that top spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
After Tyler’s number one debut, Khaled reportedly had a meltdown in Epic Records’ offices. Now, Tyler is opening up about Khaled being that salty, in a new interview with Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning show.
Tyler feels that Khaled’s ego was completely deflated, after not receiving that top spot. Tyler cites how Khaled did this, as he always thrives off of being number one. At the time, Khaled even tried to subliminally diss Tyler, by saying he doesn’t make “mysterious music.”
“For some guy like that to kind of indirectly be like, ‘That ain’t real rap, that ain’t real Black music.’ That’s what it felt like. And I was like, my n*gga, don’t do…but I didn’t say nothing, I just let that No. 1 speak. N*gga’s ego had to deal with that because his whole identity is being No. 1. And when he didn’t get that, that sat with him longer in real-life time than that moment. I moved on. That n*gga ego was deflated, he’ll probably never admit [it].”
In June, Tyler also released his sixth studio album, “Call Me If You Get Lost,” which also debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. This project was led by singles such as “Lumberjack” and “WusYaName” feat. NBA Youngboy. Additional appearances included Lil Wayne & Lil Uzi Vert.
In April, Khaled also released his 11th studio album, “Khaled Khaled”. That debuted number one, and was led by the 2020 hit singles “Greece” and “Popstar” feat. Drake. “Every Chance I Get” feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk also became a huge record. Additional appearances included Meek Mill, Nas, Jay Z, H.E.R. & more.
Check out Tyler, The Creater, speaking on DJ Khaled, below.