After dissing the YouTube Music Awards earlier this week for their decision to highlight artists such as Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, Tyler the Creator made a special guest appearance during last night’s episode of “The Arsenio Hall Show.”
The controversial rapper, who has been known to use homophobic and racist slurs in his music, opened up on how he considers the usage of such language inoffensive. “That’s just a word that you can take the power out of that word,” he said in response to Hall’s question.
“The way that I see things, you chose to be offended if you care more about stuff like that. And that might sound very ignorant, but if you’re a black person and someone calls you a n-word and you get offended, I dunno , maybe you might be. But if I know that I’m not a n-word I’m not going to get offended because I know that I’m not that.”
The Odd Future frontman also provided thoughts on his political views and how he views President Obama. “I don’t get into it, because I rather do fun stuff. But I realized that he’s a n-word that figured it out.”
Check out Tyler the Creator’s full interview in the clip above.