Tyler, the Creator Says He Had a Boyfriend at Age 15 & Plans to Skip Touring This Year

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Tyler, The Creator performs at Champions Square on Oct. 8, 2015 in New Orleans.

"If that's not open minded, I don't know what is."

In one of the rapper's few interviews since dropping his fourth studio offering Flower Boy in July, Tyler, the Creator joined Know Wave's Koopz Tunes radio show on Monday to talk a little about having a boyfriend as a teenager and plans to skip touring this year.

"I had a boyfriend when I was fifteen in f--king Hawthorne," Tyler said in between songs. "If that's not open minded, I don't know what is."

The casual mention shouldn't come as a huge surprise to fans -- Flower Boy is laced with verses that stir speculation over Tyler's sexuality. For instance, the "Ain't Got Time" lyric: "Next line will have 'em like 'Whoa'/ I've been kissing white boys since 2004."

While there wasn't much actual conversation during the meandering, hour-and-a-half-long episode, Tyler also mentioned that he doesn't plan to tour in 2017. In fact, the artist said there's a "75 percent chance" his upcoming October performance at the Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles will be his last show of the year.

"I don't f--king know," Tyler said when asked about his next show. "I'm not going on tour this year. I might do like, a week and a half of random cities, but I'm actually not going to go on tour this year."

Listen to the full interview below. Tyler brings up his old boyfriend around four minutes in and the conversation about touring starts around the 46:00 mark.


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