MC Lyte Reacts To Tyler, The Creator's "Dyke" Lyric
The legendary emcee MC Lyte reacted to a perceived diss from Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator. Tyler used "Rella" on OFWGKTA's new retail release The OF Tape, Vol. 2 to say, "Let’s get it poppin’ like MC Lyte around some dykes."
The 1980s alum told Hip HopDX:
"I definitely was insulted. First off, it’s totally new school. [Tyler, The Creator] has yet to understand [that] although he can have quite a bit of followers and fans, it does take a moment from one’s entry in the business for them to really understand what it is that we do for other people. And how we inspire them, and how we influence them, and how we can literally make or break another human being’s day. And with all that I’ve done throughout my years in inspiring generations of people, I think it very irresponsible of him.
With saying that, we do have a generation that is quite irresponsible when it comes to what it is that they’ll say [and] their behavior. [But still], it took me by surprise. One, because I know of people who know him and kind of hold him in high esteem. [But] from that action alone, I don’t know that I feel it worthy for me to address it in any other format, outside of this. But, yeah, I thought it was very careless."
Lyte, who has never confirmed rumors of homosexuality, also spoke about the fact that Tyler's bandmate Syd The Kyd, is openly lesbian.
On the real I just do not like this Tyler the Creator...Character.