Tyler, The Creator Comes Out as Gay on his New Album

Tyler, The Creator‘s set to release his new album Flower Boy on July 21st, but thanks to an unfortunate album leak today, people are digging into the album prematurely. There’s a song on the album titled “Garden Shed”, it features Estelle and the song shares lyrics that confirm Tyler is gay.

The second verse of ‘Garden Shed’ is almost entirely about Tyler coming out of the closet. You can read the verse below:

Ayo
Garden shed, garden shed, garden shed, garden shed
For the garden
That is what I was hiding
That is what love I was I in
Ain’t no reason to pretend
Garden shed, garden shed, garden shed
Garden shed for the garcons
Them feelings I was guarding
Heavy on my mind
All my friends lost
They couldn’t read the signs
I didn’t wanna talk and tell em’ my location
And they ain’t wanna walk
Truth is, since you kid, thought it was a phase
Thought it would be like the Frank poof, gone
But, it’s still going on
Big fan of the base 10
Polk a dot nose how it goes
Had to keep it on the subwoofer
A couple butterflies when I float
I was always like ehhh
Barely interested, but I went to my boys like bruh
This is a crucial subject matter
Sensitive like cooking batter
‘Till the temperature that’s rising
Stepping on that ladder
Tryna grab the rings of Saturn
I’m a plant it by the time you hear this
Chittin’ chatter bout to heat it
It will not fucking matter

On ‘I Ain’t Got Time’ Tyler also says on ‘I Ain’t Got Time’ that he’s been “…kissing white boys since 2004”.

Although Tyler has had some extremely homophobic content in the past, he always seemed to sprinkle sorts of homosexual undertones in past interviews and music. At the end of the day, congrats to Tyler for feeling comfortable coming out. Despite the leak, you can still pre-order the album.