Newswire: Tyler, The Creator has been banned from the U.K. over old lyrics
As reported by Rolling Stone, Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator has been banned from entering the United Kingdom for several years, forcing him to cancel a handful of upcoming shows. Tyler announced the news himself on Twitter, blaming the ban on “lyrics from 2009.” Tyler’s manager, Christian Clancy, expanded on this in a Tumblr post, explaining that the letter from the British government specifically referenced lines from the albums Bastard and Goblin—which were released in 2009 and 2011, respectively—and argues that Tyler’s music “encourages violence and intolerance of homosexuality” and “fosters hatred with views that seek to provoke others to terrorist acts.”
BASED ON LYRICS FROM 2009 I AM NOT ALLOWED IN THE UK FOR 3-5 YEARS ( although i was there 8 weeks ago) THAT IS WHY THE SHOWS WERE CANCELLED.
— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) August 26, 2015
In his post, Clancy acknowledges that some …