Tyler the Creator Says He 'Never Fully Felt Accepted in Rap' After 2020 Grammy Awards Win


January 26, 2020

By ADAM GRANT (WTDN) - Tyler, the Creator took home his first Grammy Award on Sunday night.  The rapper, 28, won the best rap album prize for his album Igor

“To my fans and my label,” he began. “Again, trusting my crazy ideas, to the new fans to the old ones, all the crazy stuff I do. I never fully felt accepted in rap and stuff so for y’all to always stand by me and get me here I really appreciate that.”

Tyler continued: “And I don’t know if he’s here but I really want to thank Pharrell Williams, because, again, growing up feeling left to center to a lot of stuff that I saw on TV, that man has allowed me to be comfortable with myself and has opened up doors that you guys cannot imagine, before I met him and when I met him, so thank you P. I love y’all.”

Other nominees in the category were Revenge of the Dreamers III by Dreamville, Championships by Meek Mill, I Am > I Was by 21 Savage and The Lost Boy by YBN Cordae.

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Photo: Tyler, the Creator performs at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

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