Tyler, the Creator gets in on the fun at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards taking home Best Rap Album for IGOR. He was up against Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III, Meek Mill’s Championships, 21 Savage’s I Am > I Was, and YBN Cordae’s The Lost Boy.
Tyler brought his mum up on stage to collect the award, telling her: “You did a great job raising this guy,” before thanking his managers who he said: “Took a seed and watered it”. The rapper then thanked his friends and family for “trusting [his] ideas” and putting up with his “annoying, hyperactive energy”.
His biggest shout out went to Pharrell Williams, who was a rich source of inspiration for the young Tyler: “I don’t know if he’s here but I really want to thank Pharrell Williams, because growing up feeling left of centre to a lot of stuff that I saw on TV, that man has allowed me to be comfortable in myself and has opened up doors that you guys could not imagine, before I met him and when I met him, so thank you P. I Love y’all.”
Earlier in the night Tyler treated the audience to a typically energetic rendition of “EARFQUAKE”, featuring the second appearance of the evening for Boyz II Men and an incredibly resilient performance from his blond wig, which stayed glued to his scalp no matter how violently he thrashed about the stage.