MC Lyte Responds to Tyler the Creator's Lesbian Diss
MC Lyte is respected by many in hip-hop for pioneering female hip-hop in the 80's and representing empowerment for other females in the spotlight. However, there are some artists, like Odd Future's Tyler the Creator, who try and bring her down with their speculations.
MC Lyte recently sat down with HipHopDX to speak out about Tyler's "Let's get it poppin' like MC Lyte around some dykes" line on his recently leaked track, "Rella."
When asked if she took offense to Tyler alluding to the rumors, she responded by saying "Yeah, I definitely was insulted. First off, it's totally new school. [Tyler, The Creator] has yet to understand [that] although he can have quite a bit of followers and fans, it does take a moment from one's entry in the business for them to really understand what it is that we do for other people. And how we inspire them, and how we influence them, and how we can literally make or break another human being's day. And with all that I've done throughout my years in inspiring generations of people, I think it very irresponsible of him."
When HipHopDX explained that they didn't believe that Tyler was taking direct aim at her, and that they thought he was using her name as a tactless joke, MC Lyte didn't let that sway her opinion on the young rapper.
"Well, the point is just 'cause words rhyme or sound alike doesn't mean I need to be your stomping ground. So I do have to take it personally, unfortunately whether he meant it personally or not. I'm sure there was a more tactful way, if in fact skilled, you can deliver a rhyme on your own account and not involve me in the shenanigans. And I am aware of [Syd the Kyd], and kudos to her. But ... why didn't he say her? [Laughs] Like, don't use me! But, it is what it is. I've actually had worse said about me, so ... my intelligence was insulted more than my feelings were actually hurt."