Tyler, The Creator becomes a playable character in ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5’

Update from Activision enable gamers to play as Odd Future rapper

Odd Future fans can now play Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 as Tyler, The Creator after the rapper was added as a character on the game.

As Pitchfork reports, Tyler, the Creator is now a playable character in the Playstation 4 and Xbox One game following an update from developers Activision. The update has brought with it four new levels and two new character campaigns: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Tyler, the Creator.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 will offer a rare opportunity for UK fans to get close to Tyler, The Creator after he was banned from entering the country earlier this year.

The rapper pulled a series of UK dates in August, including an appearance at Reading & Leeds Festivals, after being blocked from entering the country.

Tyler later described being held at customs upon his arrival into the country, claiming that he was “treated like a terrorist” by border control officials.

Tyler continued to label the UK government as “just followers”, adding, “everyone is a follower, just following what other countries are doing. Now I’m getting treated like a terrorist. I’m bummed out because it’s like, dude, I’m not homophobic. I’ve said this since the beginning. The ‘hating women’ thing – it’s so nuts. It’s based on things I made when I was super-young, when no one was listening [to my music].”

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