On being the ultimate anti-establishment act: “There’s defiance in doing what we want. I don’t like being told what to do.” (NME, April 2011)
On how he’d like to die: “If I didn’t give a fuck and I was going to go out in style? I could probably find a way to kill someone with their toilet.” (Thrasher Magazine, January 2011).
On his objective: “To be better than everyone. ‘Cause I hate everyone and I want to be better than them and I want them to know that…So I’m coming for Kanye West’s head, because he’s my competition.” (MTV, March 2011)
On how people view him: “I don’t care about shit like that. I think I’m cool. That’s all that matters. To me, anyway…I just fucking made music out of boredom and people happened to like it.” (NME, April 2011)
On Odd Future: “The real thing that separates Odd Future from other artists, is that we don’t give a fuck. We do what we want, we make what we listen to. I can give a fuck about what you wanna hear, I make what I want to play when I’m jacking off or baking a cake.” (Cakes & Brains, December 2009)
On his music: “It hurts me when people can’t see beyond the first layer. They don’t listen to the word play, or the patterns we use to the song, or the vocabulary we use. They just look at the word ‘sodomise’, or ‘rape’, or ‘bitch’ or some shit, and just go like ‘Oh my god, did you hear what he just said?’ No, did you hear how he said it? The terms he used to say it?” (NME, April 2011)
Sample Tweet? “Have U Ever Noticed That A Dog’s Butthole Is Always Out? Or Maybe That’s Just Me. I Should Shut The Fuck Up, Feels like Im Getting Weird Looks” (Twitter.com/fucktyler, April 2011)
On Sid Vicious: “To me, Sid Vicious is cool. Super chill. Actually, I’ve got a picture of him on the back of my phone. But the way he died was wack, and in his head he was so fucking crazy.” (NME, April 2011)
On rap: “If you go to any other rapper’s show, they just stand there and rap. Rap is really just too conventional. Everybody does the same thing. No one ever pushes the box. We’re doing something that no one has ever done before.” (MTV, February 2011)
On what he’d be doing if he wasn’t making music: “That’s an oxymoron, so I can’t humanly answer that question, are you an alien? How the fuck did you even come up with a left field question like that?” (No Chorus, August 2010)
On his ambitions: “I’m hungry for VMAs and Grammys, that’s my main goal. Fuck this underground bullshit…” (The Drone, April 2011) Don’t forget to pick up a copy of this week’s NME for more profane nuggets of knowledge from Tyler.