The Odd Future members exchanged insults after Hodgy's set at their annual carnival
James Moore

10:41 16th November 2015

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Original Odd Future member Hodgy Beats took to the stage, Twitter and Instagram at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival this weekend to label Tyler The Creator “a fraud”, raising the group’s internal squabbles to a new height.

Taking place in Los Angeles, Hodgy and Tyler (who is currently banned from the UK) played sets alongside the likes of huge acts like Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller and many more.

After throwing insults at Tyler throughout his set, Hodgy later wrote on Instagram: "Call me jealous. Just don’t call my phone. Tyler is a fraud. He turned his back on n****s that never crossed him and I’m not just speaking for myself only… Where Earl [Sweatshirt, Odd Future rapper] go? I know he had no part in the carnival."

Hodgy then took to Twitter to continue his attacks on the musical collective’s apparent leader, arguing that Tyler has abandoned the artists he came up with. "Think about who built the name OF together as a unit. Now Think about who took the first initial shit on OF," he wrote, adding: "If it wasn't for OF where would Tyler be?”

Tyler then responded to Hodgy's comments during his own set at the ever expanding carnival which saw Kanye perform on stage with Odd Future last year. He told the crowd: "N****s got me fucked up. I put too many n****s on. I helped too many of my motherfucking friends out. And n****s gonna come foul? And you know who the fuck I’m talking about n***a. And yes, it’s getting real. I love you though."

Tyler later tweeted back to a fan asking about Hody’s comments. "bummed me out I was side stage like wtf wow, what did I do". He also explained that things are "fine" between himself and Thebe (Earl Sweatshirt).

Take a peak at all of the Tweets and posts below. 

  • March 2014: Tyler almost incites a riot during his headlining slot at Converse/Thrasher's Death Match show at SXSW by encouraging crowds who couldn't get into the venue to break down the barriers. One reporter describes the resulting barrage of people as like being "hit by a wave". Riotous crowds at a Tyler, the Creator show is standard fare, but to encourage such dangerous behaviour hours after 2 people were killed by a drunk driver outside his previous show seems a little careless. And stupid.

  • June 2013: After Tabitha Stone of feminist group Collective Shout lobbied for Tyler's Australian shows to be cancelled and his visa be revoked (possibly a bit strong) in protest of his "misogynistic" lyricism, Tyler launched into a verbal attack on Stone during the show in Sydney, calling her a "fucking whore" and a "c**t". The crowd joined in with the taunts - unaware, thankfully, Stone was actually in the crowd. "I was petrified. I was standing among the crowd of people who were chanting along with threats towards me," she said.

  • May 2013: An ill-advised Mountain Dew ad Tyler directed was accused of being "racist" and making light of violence against women. The ad, which featured a goat called er, Felicia The Goat, featured a scene in which an injured white woman studied a police line up of African American men - a scene which many also pointed out perpetuated negative, racial stereotypes. PepsiCo pulled the ad, with Tyler later stating it was never meant to be taken seriously, and wasn't meant to "spark a controversy about race".

  • May 2011: Sara Quinn of pop duo Tegan & Sara writes a blog taking aim at Tyler's "homophobic slurs". "As journalists and colleagues defend, excuse and congratulate 'Tyler, The Creator', I find it impossible not to comment," Quinn, who is openly gay, wrote. "In any other industry would I be expected to tolerate, overlook and find deeper meaning in this kid's sickening rhetoric? Why should I care about this music or its 'brilliance' when the message is so repulsive and irresponsible?". Tyler's response? "If Tegan And Sara Need Some Hard Dick, Hit Me Up". Oh come on, you can do better than that.

  • April 2011: Tyler tweets an "RIP" message to the Columbine shooters, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. "Overall, RIP Dylan and Eric," he tweets. "Those n*ggas were prolly cool as fuck, no one took the time to see." Obviously, a lot of people were fairly offended. Two years later, Tyler wrote 'Pigs', inspired by the Columbine shooters.

  • May 2014: Tyler and his Odd Future cohorts are invited into Buzzfeed HQ, and his hyperactive exploits didn't impress the Buzzfeed staff. "Tyler the Creator just walked into the office, started screaming, and then shot someone with a Nerf gun," tweeted writer Spencer Althouse. "In case you were wondering, being called a nigger by Tyler, The Creator feels pretty much the same as a white dude saying it," quipped Ashley Ford. Tyler later hit back at the website's writers, calling them "boring".

  • May 2014: Appearing on BET show 106 & Park dressed as some kind of hypebeast, Big Sean-type in leather joggings and mesh vest, Tyler says Australian rapper Iggy Azalea "stinks" and suggests her bottom is fake. Iggy's quick to respond classily, calling Tyler "immature". Tyler then jokes the character on 106 & Park wasn't him, before insisting he didn't think everyone would take it so seriously. We kind of see what he was trying to do, but ultimately it wasn't funny enough to be successful. Instead, it's just pissed someone off.

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