Tyler, The Creator Wins Best New Artist At The 2011 MTV VMAs — Watch! Did He Deserve It?

Mon, August 29, 2011 9:53am EST by 16 Comments

The controversial rapper shocked everyone Aug. 28 when he snagged his first Moon Man! (Whoever was working the censor, you have my deepest sympathies.)

If you didn’t know who Tyler, the Creator was before the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, you do now! The 20-year-old rap prodigy — and leader of hip-hop group Odd Future — beat out Big Sean, Kreayshawn, Wiz Khalifa and Foster the People for Best New Artist. But the question is: Do you think he deserved it?

“I’m excited as f**k right now, yo!” Mr. Creator announced during his victory speech. “I’ve wanted this s**t since I was nine. I’m about to cry.”

He continued: “I can’t even believe I’m here right now. I didn’t write a thank-you speech. … To all the kids watching, you can do this s**t yourself.

Watch Tyler’s acceptance speech below, then vote: Do you think he deserved to win Best New Artist?

(Side note: MTV decided to have Selena Gomez and Taylor Lautner present the Best New Artist award together. Awkward much?)

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grace

Posted at 3:35 AM on September 9, 2011  

This is some straight up bull i hear everyone bumping wizz khaElifa ringtones etc…. then this so called artist his shit dont make sense there is nothin i can relate to him n his a very disrespectfull guy n insults god in many of his songs n if u like this guy then u must have problems….well jst sayin

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grace

Posted at 3:38 AM on September 9, 2011  

Ment to say *khalifa im jst too mad

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ThatKiiiD

Posted at 8:03 PM on August 30, 2011  

Tyler has got any rapper out there because he is real as fuck and doesnt care what anyone thinks about him. Thats why he won. Im fuckin sick of rappers rappin about smokin weed and drinking that shit gets old after a while. Its something new and its the future of fuckin rap. OFWGKTA

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spicy weiner

Posted at 5:37 PM on August 30, 2011  

SCHWAGGG

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brandy

Posted at 11:22 AM on August 29, 2011  

you guys are all haters and dont know what real hip hop is….tyler isnt like all these generic losers like wayne or wiz and whats even better he calls out all these fake ass artists in his songs….hes real im glad he won he deserved it

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Me

Posted at 10:26 AM on August 29, 2011  

This guy is a stupid d**k who didn’t even deserve to be there. He is a homophobic a**hole. Talent? Yeah my dog has more talent than this guy and all my dog does is sleep and bark.

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Lee

Posted at 11:49 AM on August 29, 2011  

You must be gay then.
Stop being a little bitch.

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Hooligan

Posted at 5:16 PM on August 29, 2011  

You should really leave your mom’s basement before commenting next time dude…If you knew anything about tyler or the rest of OF then you’d know that they’ve worked for this for years and no one deserves to be here more than they do. AND, he’s not homophobic, he just uses that word to mean stupid, and to anger uptight fat republican holier than thou fucks like yourself.

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Tyler

Posted at 10:09 AM on August 29, 2011  

You do realize he used homophobic slurs 213 times in his debut album, right? Hardly anything “cute” about that.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 10:11 AM on August 29, 2011  

His music may not be cute, but watching his mom flip out over his win was like baby-bunnies-on-a-cloud adorable.

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William Earl

Posted at 10:16 AM on August 29, 2011  

If you’re writing his talent off because you’re fixating on that one element — which you are taking out of context — your opinion seems easy to dismiss.

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Tyler

Posted at 8:12 PM on August 29, 2011  

“I’m not homophobic. I just say ‘faggot’ and use ‘gay’ as an adjective to describe stupid shit.”

Hmm…what’s out of context there, exactly?

 
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Lee

Posted at 11:50 AM on August 29, 2011  

Your a faggot for counting.

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Tyler

Posted at 8:11 PM on August 29, 2011  

You’re*. Educate yourself. You’re embarrassing yourself.

 
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William Earl

Posted at 9:55 AM on August 29, 2011  

Tyler, The Creator is the truth. Swag.

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Sterling

Posted at 1:57 PM on September 3, 2011  

What good songs does he have? Only 100k people bought the album since May. This man must know Nixon, some straight Watergate type shit must have went down. In real life Wiz woulda won even though my vote was for Sean. We are living in a very Odd Future and I for one am calling bull shit

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