Tyler The Creator says the name change on twitter comes at the opportunity of more business ventures.
Last week, Tyler The Creator revealed that he would be changing his infamous twitter handle, @Fucktyler, to his real stage name, and now we know the reason why. During an interview at Afropunk 2016 this past weekend, Tyler announced that he changed his twitter handle for more business opportunities.
“My stock just went up because of that name change and only idiots won’t understand that,” Tyler said. “How can I contact corporations like, ‘Yo, invest a bunch of money in me. I got a bunch of really good ideas.’ And they don’t reply me. Oh yeah, my name has this in it. That first impression is automatically out the window.”
Tyler also believes that his name change on Twitter isn't a big deal either. It was simply just a case of him moving on to a new stage in his career.
“I was just over it,” he said. “Plus people like… If you don’t know much of me but you wanna get into it, you don’t know ‘fuck Tyler’s’ my thing. So I should just change it to my stage name. Like why not? It’s nothing crazy. I just had a bunch of gnarly tweets under that name. I’m just putting that era to rest.”
Watch the twitter handle talk in the interview (below).