Tyler, The Creator has quite an interesting name. He recently teased changing up his name, but some fans might have taken it too seriously.
During a recent interview with Fast Company, Tyler, The Creator suggested that he has considered using his legal name, Tyler Okonma, more often in the future. However, media outlets have stated that he might be changing his stage name. Tyler has pushed back against those reports, clarifying what he meant in a series of since-deleted tweets.
According to Tyler, he came up with the moniker when he was 13 and on MySpace and has now outgrown it. “I started using that one more and random people from Kentucky would be, like, ‘Cool beats, bro!’ And so I just kept the Tyler, The Creator thing going. And, you know, I’m 17 in high school, around LA, the name’s getting around, and I kind of just kept it as my stage name,” he said.
He then conceded “it’s really dumb but it stuck with me so it just works.” “But my full name, Tyler Okonma, in all caps just looks really cool. So you might see more of that, I don’t know, I’m getting older and I think when people get older they start to realize sh*t, you just start changing.”
While Tyler has been using that name for his video credits, he took to his Twitter page to send off some all-caps posts about his words being taken out of context. And to clarify that The Creator is going nowhere. “I Never Said I Was Changing My Name, Are You Stupid ? Yes” is what he posted on twitter.
He moved on from the touchy subject to explain why he used all-caps for the post. “All Caps Makes You Think The Person Is Mad Or Something Ha. Wild It Gives Off That Emotion Just Being Uppercase”.