Both Tyler, The Creator and Flying Lotus have taken to Twitter to criticize the upcoming YouTube Music Awards.
Yesterday, we reported on the list of nominees for the inaugural YouTube Music Awards, which includes artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Nicki Minaj. Now, both Tyler, The Creator and Flying Lotus have taken to Twitter to express their impressions of the ceremony, which are both hilarious and on-point.
Despite Tyler's all-caps venting, he'll be performing at the show with Earl Sweatshirt, which should prove interesting.
Read their tweets below:
[Update: Tyler Explains His Stance]
Shortly after the YouTube Music Awards aired, Tyler, The Creator (an honorary performer) tweeted this:
NO DISS TO JUSTIN OR KATY, ITS JUST PEOPLE NOT AS POPULAR WHO IS AS TALENTED AND CREATIVE, YOUTUBE COULDVE SHINED SOME DESERVED LIGHT ON YUH— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) November 5, 2013
The Odd Future frontman further explained his stance in a new interview with Arsenio Hall:
"I'm 22, so I kind of grew up in an age where the Internet was basically there forever, and YouTube, the way it's set up, gives... anyone who's creative a platform to showcase their work to people," he said. "And for a website like YouTube to have an awards show, you would think they would use that awards show to give creative people who's not on the Top 20 Billboards, or that everyone doesn't know that's not popular a chance to actually get recognition for being creative an innovative. But instead, they did the same thing that the VMAs or the Billboard Pop Awards did with the Katy Perrys and the Justin Biebers, and I'm friends with Justin, no offense to Katy, Justin, or anyone who was nominated for something... It's actually a group of people who don't listen to the radio and who's sick of seeing the same weak stuff everyday."
Sounds about right to us. Peep the full interview below: