Tyler, the Creator Poke Fun at Censorship in New Video

10/09/2013
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(Radio.com) "They said I calmed down from the last album," Tyler, the Creator raps in the first few seconds of his latest single, "Tamale," off his recent release, Wolf. But from the looks of the candy colored video for the track, he's just as crazy as ever.

The clip–directed by Tyler under his alias Wolf Haley–begins with the Odd Future leader's floating head spitting off some pretty graphic stuff that has very little to do with eating hot tamales. Soon a blurred screen pops up and a warning: "Due to the 'graphic' nature of this film, I was forced to blur because people aren't ready to have intelligent conversations before they judge."

Clearly a jab at the critics who called the Tyler-directed commercial for Mountain Dew which featured a peculiar goat, voiced by Tyler, who abuses a waitress as "racist and insensitive to battered women."

In defense of the clip, Tyler said it was not racist because "a black man made it." Even though the ad was pulled Tyler said he would not change his art.

"I just hope that somehow, if it gets bigger or if it disappears tomorrow, that it just opens people's minds up. I just actually can't believe that somebody sat there and pointed out that it was all black people, instead of being confused that it was a freaking goat talking. That's mind-blowing. That's mind-blowing that people still think like that." Read more and watch the new video here.

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