tyler, the creator releases australian immigration diss track

And people are still confused about why white bands who sing about rape get to tour the country.

by i-D Staff
16 October 2015, 5:16am

By now we're all familiar with Tyler, the Creator's ban from Australia, and the organisation behind it; Collective Shout. Soon after Tyler's visa was revoked, people began to point out Collective Shout's campaigns tend to target a certain type of person: always hip-hop artists, usually black men. Tyler noticed these inconsistencies too, and took aim at them in new track, FUCK IT. 

Tell Australia I'm sneaking in with a mic in my damn hand
Instead of the vegetables that I packed in my backpack
When Marshall had this problem what the fuck was they telling him?
Is it cause of status or his melanin lacks black
I think people love to be mad 

In case you still aren't on board with Tyler, and reckon melanin has nothing to do with it, here's a few more examples beyond Marshall Mathers. Mötley Crüe, who toured Australia earlier this year, don't just mention rape in their lyrics; their drummer actually served prison time for spousal battery. Another band of white dudes, Cannibal Corpse, toured in 2014 without objection from Collective Shout. Their catalog includes songs entitled, Entrails Ripped from a Virgin's Cunt, Necropedophile, Stripped, Raped, and Strangled and Fucked with a Knife (you can find the latter's horrifying lyrics here). It's fair enough that Tyler and his Australian fans are mad. 

Press play on FUCK IT, and hope Australia's immigration department wises up. 

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