Nigerians are known for being excited whenever they see one of their own doing great in life. From Chiwetel Ejiofor to Carmen Ejogo, Zain Asher, Ashley Madekwe, and then Tyler The Creator, the country boasts a good number of successful people who are actually making waves in the music, acting, and sports industries.
Tyler The Creator, best known by his stage name Tyler, is a prominent American actor, rapper, record producer, songwriter, graphic designer, musician, director, music, and video director. Read on to know more about the popular hip-hop artist.
Tyler The Creator Bio & Age
Tyler The Creator was born Tyler Gregory Okonma on March 6, 1991, in Ladera Heights, California. His mother is of multiracial ethnicity (African-American and European-Canadian ancestry) and while his father is a Nigerian.
The rapper was raised up in Hawthorne and Ladera Heights in California by his mother, as his father was absent from his life. The rapper once shared that he has never met his father. Talking about his education, Tyler studied at 12 different schools within Sacramento and Los Angeles in his 12 years of schooling.
His love for music dates back to his childhood. As a child, he used to create his own imaginary albums from the cover out of an album’s case. As years passed, he became particularly interested in piano so much that he started teaching himself the instrument.
Tyler The Creator eventually stormed the music industry in the year 2007 and eventually released his first mixtape titled: Bastard on December 25, 2009. Tyler’s music video for his single hit Yonkers was subsequently released on February 11, 2011, while the first single from his debut album, Goblin, dropped on May 10, 2011.
Following the release of Yonkers, the star was signed to XL Recordings and later made his first appearance on television on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on February 16, 2011. Two months later, Tyler The Creator released his first studio album, Goblin. His second album titled: Wolf followed on April 2, 2013, after which Fucking Young was released on April 15, 2015.
After recording success with his last song, the A-lister dropped his third album on April 13, 2015, through his personal record label called Odd Future Records. The album was titled Cherry Bomb. His last song titled Okra, which he described as a “throwaway” song dropped on March 29, 2018.
As a talented singer, the California-born superstar has also collaborated with notable stars ever since he burst into the mainstream of success. On June 29, 2017, Tyler featured ASAP Rocky in his song titled Who Dat Boy. The California-born record producer coined his stage name from a MySpace page he used to share his creative works on.
Who Is His Girlfriend?
Tyler The Creator’s relationship with women is not as loud as his music career or gay controversy. Rumor has it that the rapper dated renowned Australian rapper Iggy Azalea in 2014. The two, however, went their separate ways in May 2014 after they got involved in a public feud.
He actually started the fight by calling out Azalea on May 15 for her supposed fake booty on the television show, 106 & Park. In response, the Fancy hitmaker said Tyler was ‘beyond immature’, adding that she had always “believed you (Tyler) had something more to offer the world”.
In 2016, the rapper was rumored to be dating popular reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner but the rumors were later shut down by the celebrities. Ever since then, he has never been in the news for dating any girl.
Is Tyler The Creator Gay Or Straight?
In recent time, there have been speculations and rumors surrounding Tyler The Creator’s sexual orientation. Sometime in 2017, Tyler shocked his fans when the lyrics of his Foreword indicated that he was bracing up to come out as gay. The singer is said to have poured out his heart about his emotions the tracks – Garden Shed, I Ain’t Got Time! and Foreword.
Tyler’s sexual orientation once again became a subject of discussion after he revealed in an interview that he had a boyfriend at the age of 15. He stated this while answering questions in an interview in August 2017. Though Tyler later claimed that his statement was a figure of speech, the revelation led to many people speculating that he could be gay.
The rapper may have indirectly suggested that he is gay but since he is tight-lipped about his sexual orientation, it will difficult to tell if he is one or not. Until he confirms his sexual preference, we’ll assume he is straight by reason of his past relationships with the opposite sex.
What’s His Net Worth?
Before fame, Tyler The Creator worked at Starbucks for more than two years and at FedEx for two weeks. His emergence in the music industry, however, has raised him to a level of enviable height and immense popularity.
In addition to his other business sources, Tyler stands out as the chairman and co-founder of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, which is popularly known as Odd Future. He originally founded the organization in 2007 in Los Angeles along with American rappers Jasper Dolphin, Hodgy, The Super 3, Casey Veggies, and Left Brain.
He designs the group’s clothing and other merchandise as well as the art designs of the group’s releases. The group has a clothing line called OFWGKTA and previously had an Adult Swim skit television show called Loiter Squad.
Also known as Tyler Haley, DJ Stank Daddy, and Wolf Haley, a look at Tyler The Creator’s net worth shows it magnificently grew from $800,000 in 2012 to $4 million in the year 2017. Between 2013 and 2016, Tyler’s fortune topped over $1 million, making one of the world’s fast-growing rappers. As of 2018, his net worth is estimated at $6 million.
How Tall Is He?
Famed for his signature shorts with long socks and baseball cap, the hip-hop star’s distinctive features are his lovely gap tooth and tall stature. Tyler stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 79 kg or 174 lbs. His body measurements are – Arms – 13 inches or 33 cm, Chest – 41 inches or 104 cm, Waist – 33 inches or 84 cm.