During his VMA preshow interview, he stated, "I might kill myself" when asked what his reaction would be if Bruno Mars won Video of the Year. Aside from how unbelievably juvenile of a response that was, it's quite asinine that a new artist deems himself worthy enough to disrespect a talented, more experienced artist.
Tyler, The Creator's VMA Preshow Interview
Bruno Mars performed a cover of "Valerie" as part of a tribute to Amy Winehouse during the VMAs. Tyler later on tweeted, "F--k I Hate Bruno But That Was Really Good." Both Bruno and Tyler lost Video of the Year to Katy Perry, but Tyler snagged the award for Best New Artist. His speech was as follows:
"F--k that. F--k that shit. Yo, I'm excited as f--k right now. I wanted this sh-t since I was 9. I'm about to cry. I didn't write a thank you speech, but I don't know. F--k. To all the kid's that's watching, you can do this sh-t yourself because f--kin'...Thank you."
Tyler, The Creator wins Best New Artist.
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