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Tyler, The Creator explains why he turned down Kanye West

Rapper says 'I don't want people to think it was a diss'


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Odd Future rapper Tyler, The Creator has revealed that Kanye West is 'one of few' friends he has in the music industry and explained why he wouldn't let West feature on his album.

In an interview with Italian publication PTWSCHOOL, Tyler explained that he speaks to West at least once a week as they both hate the same things.

He said: "Kanye is one of the few people in this industry that I consider a friend. I probably talk to him once a week. We both have a love for art and we hate a lot of the same stuff."

The rapper also explained that West wanted to feature on Wolf track 'IFHY', but Tyler didn't think it would be right to try and fit him onto the single if it didn't work.

He explained: "I don’t want people to think it's like a diss or a side hit when I say that I denied him. It was just that I played him the album before it was finished and there was a song that he really, really liked on it. He really liked it a lot, he wanted to be on it or whatever.

"And the way that I do features, I specifically pick people for what they're featured on. And that song, there was nowhere where I thought creative-wise he would fit on there."

Watch the Tyler, The Creator interview below: 

Although the pair are yet to feature on a track together, Tyler was quick to reassure fans they will work on something in the future.

He added: "I love Kanye, I'm a big fan, but that just wasn't right for him. Now we're most likely gonna have things in the future to come but I don't want people to think I was swinging any negative energy towards him when he wasn't on the song."

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