Tyler, the Creator Says He's a Frank Ocean 'Fanboy'

Sarah Jasmine Montgomery
Tyler, The Creator performs at the Neon Desert Music Festival on May 28, 2016. 

Tyler, the Creator isn't here for everyone making "dumb tour tees" and "ripped jeans" a trend. He's known to tread his own path without regard to the opinions of others. In a recent interview with GQ, the outspoken Odd Future founder talks about his clothing line, being a Frank Ocean "fanboy" and his carnival Camp Flog Gnaw

He held his first-ever fashion show for his clothing label Golf Wang back in June and it was the furthest thing from the traditional shows fashion week has seen. The show began with him waking up out of a bed and dressing himself and the set design featured a large green backpack that read "Golf" and a flowery-garden-laced runway. "I wanted to make sure everyone’s not just looking at stupid little clothes," the rapper offered. "Like, furniture and accessories and music. It’s its own world." 

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Even though Tyler and Ocean are longtime friends, the rapper turned into a "fanboy" over Ocean's latest album Blonde -- which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200. "I kept complimenting him on certain songs, certain little things that I liked in different songs" he recalled. "And I low-key think he started getting annoyed cause I just kept badgering him about how much I liked the album. But I really, really f---ng like it."

Tyler's Camp Flog Gnaw festival will celebrate its fifth year this November with an all-star lineup of musical guests. Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, Kehlani, Erykah Badu, Chance the Rapper and DJ Mustard will be in attendance, along with many more artists. "We were like let’s just make it a full day of f---ing awesomeness," he says about his upcoming carnival. "I’m passionate about it and I think that’s why it’s such a cool thing because we put a lot of thought into it, because it’s coming from a good place."


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