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Tyler, the Creator Speak On DJ Khaled Beef Over No. 1 Album

Tyler the Creator and DJ Khaled

Tyler, the Creator addressed a small beef with DJ Khaled over his number one album, Igor.

Tyler, the Creator says he is proud of what he was able to accomplish with his latest album, Igor. The Odd Future rapper’s newest self-produced LP went No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts in its first week after the May 17 release date. The project outsold DJ Khaled’s album, Father of Asahd, that was released the same day, and that sparked a feud between the two rapper’s camps.

Tyler recently sat down with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 to talk about Igor’s underdog success. The 28-year-old artist said going No. 1 wasn’t a goal of his and he was surprised at how well Igor was received.

“When I put this out and it beat first week … and I don’t make sh*t to be first week or to be radio, whatever. But for this work of art, and that album cover and these videos and me doing this suit/wig thing beat … and this is no disrespect to Khaled or anything … But this n*gga had every person in the industry. Everyone on that f**king album. Everyone, everyone – Cardi B, 21 Savage, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Beyonce, Jay – everyone who sells billions of records. And the fact that I beat him with this, that isn’t parallel to all the popping music right now, was f**king crazy bro.”

DJ Khaled was reportedly very unhappy with the second-place slot. When it was announced that Father of Asahd went Number 2, the usually positive and joyous producer and made a very mysterious Instagram post-and-delete seeming to shade Tyler’s project, saying he makes album so people can play them and “actually hear it.” “It’s called great music. It’s called albums that you actually hear the songs. Not no mysterious sh*t and you never hear it,” he said.

Page Six reported Khaled threw a fit inside his label for allegedly miscalculating his album sales. A representative from Khaled’s camp told the Fader that the 43-year-old hip-hop mogul was frustrated with Billboard’s calculation methods.

Meanwhile, Tyler, the Creator, speaking out for the first time since the Khaled drama, said he was grateful to see his hard work pay off.

“I’m so proud of myself.”

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