The LA musician won Best Rap Album for his 2019 LP ‘IGOR’ during last night’s ceremony, fulfilling his career-long ambition to win a Grammy.
Posting on Twitter after winning the Grammy, Tyler pulled up a tweet which was sent to him back in August 2011 by Twitter user Mark Anthony (@iLLiPin0) which said “don’t b [sic] too excited. u won’t get [a Grammy].”
“I favourited this 9 years ago just for the moment to tell you I got one,” Tyler triumphantly wrote in response to Anthony’s tweet.
I FAVORITED THIS 9 YEARS AGO JUST FOR THE MOMENT TO TELL YOU I GOT ONE. YES IM PETTY AS FUCK, GOOD DAY MARK. https://t.co/WfU85JeHEj
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) January 27, 2020
“Yes I’m petty as fuck, good day Mark,” he added.
After doubling down by writing in response that he’d “never heard 1 song from this so called best rap album,” Anthony eventually sent his “congrats” to Tyler.
Congrats ? https://t.co/DNSDoftObc
— Mark Anthony (@iLLiPin0) January 27, 2020
On the title track of his debut solo mixtape ‘Bastard’, which came out in December 2009, Tyler rapped: “My goal in life is a Grammy, hopefully mom’ll attend the ceremony with all my homies“.
Upon winning his Grammy last night, Tyler was joined on stage by both his mum and friend and collaborator Jasper — watch the heart-warming clip below.
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) January 27, 2020
Tyler was among the stand-out performers at last night’s ceremony, during which he performed a mix of ‘Earfquake’ and ‘New Magic Wand’ from ‘IGOR’.