Last night (October 5), Tyler, the Creator took home the inaugural Cultural Influence Award at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards, as well as Hip Hop Album of the Year, in recognition of his sixth studio album, Call Me If You Get Lost.
Presented the Cultural Influence Award by LL Cool J, the “Lumberjack” rapper chose to highlight his own inspirations in a heartfelt acceptance speech, shouting out a range of artists.
“Playboi Carti has a line (in ‘R.I.P.’) where he says, ‘Bought my mama house off this mumblin shit,’ and I always get teared up when he says that,” Tyler says. “This thing that’s a hobby or a pastime, or a passion for us, a lot of people in here, that shit kept us out of trouble. And it allowed us to change our family’s lives and friends’ lives.”