13 October, 2015 - NME.com
Rapper Tyler, The Creator has responded to a feminist campaign that recently aimed to block him from entering Australia in his new song, 'Fuck It'.
The song, which was recorded two weeks ago and uploaded to Youtube this week, takes aim at activist group Collective Shout, who recently forced the star to cancel his Australian tour due to uproar. Tyler has also been barred from entering the UK for up to five years due to his song lyrics.
In the song, the rapper addresses accusations of misogyny and homophobia in the lines: "How can I be misogynist / Love titties and ass / How can I be homophobic when my boyfriend’s a fag".
He also draws comparisons to protests that Eminem has been the subject of in the past: "When Marshall had this problem what the fuck was they telling him? / Is it cause of status or his melanin lacks black".
Directly referencing the Collective Shout petition, Tyler raps: "Tell Australia I’m sneaking in with a mic in my damn hand / Instead of the vegetables that I packed in my backpack".
Listen to the track below.