×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Tyler, the Creator Talks ‘Sensitive’ Drake, Supports Solange at ‘Bridge-s’ Exhibit

Tyler, the Creator, Dev Hynes (AKA Blood Orange), Syd of The Internet and Lakeith Stanfield were all in attendance for Solange Knowles’ preview of art installation “Bridge-s” at the Getty Center Museum in Los Angeles on Nov. 11.

Not even 24 hours after Drake got booed off the stage during Tyler’s two-day Camp Flog Gnaw festival — the result of some disappointed fans who were anticipating Frank Ocean — the incident was still very much on peoples’ minds. Speaking to guests, Tyler was heard describing the situation as “not cool” and disenfranchised fans as “entitled.” When asked how Drake felt, Tyler replied: “You know, Drake’s sensitive.”

Tyler also revealed that he speaks to Ocean every day, and as recently as Monday morning. “He’s not even in the States,” said Tyler, confirming that Ocean had no knowledge of the drama transpiring. 

All in all, Tyler was in good spirits, declaring: “I’m free!” from Camp Flog Gnaw. Drake even made light of the matter the day after, posting a photo of himself and Odd Future’s own Taco with the caption, “Plot twist…just signed a 10 year residency at Camp Flog Gnaw sorry kids see you EVERY SINGLE YEAR till you are 30 🤪”

Solange headlined Camp Flog Gnaw after Tyler’s own set and their interactions at the Getty pointed to a friendship and mutual support of each other’s art. 

Powered by Dropbox and the Getty Museum in partnership with IAMSOUND, “Bridge-s” explores “the themes of ‘transitions through time.'” Knowles programmed and curated the exhibit in addition to composing an original score, featuring jazz pianist Cooper-Moore. The one-hour performance featured little dialogue, a full band — drums, rhythm guitar, horns, vocalists and three different sets of keys — and various dancers in shades of orange, brown and beige.

Knowles revisited her professional relationship with choreographers Gerard and Kelly, with whom she collaborated on her 2018 performance art piece “Metatronia,” for the captivating display. The performance was specifically choreographed for the architecture of the Getty Museum and based on Gerard & Kelly’s “Modern Living” series of performances.

“Composing the music for this piece and directing it, alongside Gerard & Kelly, has been so fulfilling for me as I enter new planes as a composer and writer,” Knowles said in a short speech after the performance. “I just thank you guys for allowing me the space to evolve and experiment and express new frontiers.”

“Bridge-s,” a two-day event that includes screenings of films like Julie Dash’s “Four Women,” an artist talk with British-Ghanaian philosopher Kodwo Eshun and a Saint Heron film premiere of “Nairobi” by Tribeca Film Festival award winner Philip Youmans, opens to the public Nov. 16.

More Music

  • Taylor Swift performs on her 30th

    Taylor Swift Celebrates Her 30th Birthday Onstage at New York Jingle Ball

    Taylor Swift celebrated her 30th birthday with over 20,000 of her closest friends onstage at Madison Square Garden for iHeartRadio’s annual Jingle Ball, hosted by New York City’s Z100. Swift took a moment to thank fans for coming to her party. “I had a choice,” she said. “Where would I want to spend my 30th [...]

  • Harry Styles Stevie Nicks

    Harry Styles Brings Out Stevie Nicks, Reworks One Direction Classic at the Forum (Watch)

    Harry Styles strutted, sashayed and transfixed the crowd at the Forum on Friday night (Dec. 13) for his combination record release party and one-night-only superfan affair. “Fine Line,” as his album is titled and the engagement touted on the outside of the venue, featured the live debuts of nine new songs including standout stunners “Golden,” [...]

  • Pete York and Rain Phoenix

    Rain Phoenix Joins Pete Yorn for 'Relator,' Originally Sung With Scarlett Johansson (Watch)

    Ten years before “Señorita,” another famous twosome recorded a romantic duet together: Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson, who joined forces on “Relator.” It was the first single from an entire album of collaborations, 2009’s “Break Up,” which was inspired by the songs of Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot, but fans hardly ever got to hear [...]

  • US Capitol

    The Sneaky Long Game of ALI’s Restatement of Copyright (Guest Column)

    Last week, Senator Thom Tillis and four other members of Congress sent a letter to an organization you may never have heard of, the American Law Institute (ALI).  The letter questions the ALI’s ongoing project to publish a competing version of the Copyright Act – or, as the ALI calls it, a “Restatement” of copyright [...]

  • Tom Petty’s Daughters, Widow Settle Legal

    Tom Petty’s Daughters, Widow Settle Legal Battle Over Estate

    Tom Petty’s widow and daughters from a previous marriage have settled their bitter legal battle, according to a report in Rolling Stone. Earlier this year, Adria Petty and Annakim Violette, the late singer’s daughters with his former wife Jane, sued his second wife, Dana York, for $5 million, alleging that she had deprived them of [...]

  • Desiree Perez attends the Billboard Magazine:

    Desiree Perez Named CEO of Roc Nation

    Desiree Perez has been elevated to CEO of Roc Nation after serving as chief operating officer since 2009. Along with Jay-Z, Perez is a co-founder of Roc Nation. In her new position, Perez is tasked with overseeing all 14 Roc Nation verticals, which includes music management, publishing, sports agency among a slew of diversified businesses, [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content