Collective Shout describe 'Fuck It' as a 'tantrum to music'
Feminist group Collective Shout have responded to Tyler, The Creator‘s latest track, ‘Fuck It’, saying that it shows that the rapper “is yet to grow up”.
The US hip-hop star has been involved in several run-ins with the group in the past due to his explicit lyrics, recently cancelling his Australian tour due to the activists’ petition to get him barred from the country.
The former Odd Future member addressed accusations of misogyny and homophobia in the new song, which featured the lines: “How can I be misogynist / Love titties and ass / How can I be homophobic when my boyfriend’s a fag”.
In response, Caitlin Roper of Collective Shout, told the Australian Associated Press that the song is “essentially… a tantrum to music”.
Roper continued: “While he may have been a young man when he wrote music describing raping women, mutilating their bodies, locking them in his basement and raping their corpses, he’s not a child anymore, and he is yet to grow up and take responsibility for what he has put out into the world,” said Roper.
Tyler directly references the Collective Shout petition in his track: “Tell Australia I’m sneaking in with a mic in my damn hand / Instead of the vegetables that I packed in my backpack”.
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”.
As well as cancelling his Australian tour, the rapper has also been barred from entering the UK for up to five years due to his song lyrics.