Grammys 2020: Tyler, the Creator's 'chaotic' performance stuns music lovers, fans say they need 'an exorcism'
The California native performed 'New Magic Wand' from his Best Rap Album-nominated hit 'Igor' and set the stage ablaze with his unparalleled energy
Tyler, the Creator took the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards down with an explosive performance and fans of the Odd Future head honcho were blown away. The California native performed 'New Magic Wand' from his Best Rap Album-nominated hit 'Igor' and set the stage ablaze with his unparalleled energy.
Sporting a pink and magenta color-blocked suit and his blonde signature bowl cut wig, the performer teamed up with R&B legend Charlie Wilson and both left onlookers gasping. The performance ended with small town-style scenery lighting on fire as Tyler vanished into thin air after falling backward.
Music lovers on Twitter couldn't stop praising the singer. One tweet read, "Listen, that Tyler the Creator is not for my old ass...BUT the Grammys needed that boost!" Another fan posted, "Tyler Creator performance was wild af. I thought my tv was shaking for a second. He gave me Andre 3000 vibes."
One fan even went on to call him a "chaotic neutral" and wrote, "Tyler the Creator being a chaotic neutral during his performance at the #Grammys2020. The Grammy's got me needing an exorcism after Tyler the Creator's performance while I wait for Camila."
Many music listeners didn't have any idea about who Tyler was but swore to take him seriously after his electric performance. "Bruh, after the performance I just saw, people HAVE to take @tylerthecreator seriously. He already kinda won bc of that performance. If he wins best rap album it’ll just be the icing on the cake #Grammys2020," one tweet read and another said, "Ok hear me out. Maybe Tyler the Creator performance was different. Unusual --- YES & in a good way. I'm not mad at it at all. I actually enjoyed it and realized I was sleeping on @tylerthecreator."
For one fan, the Grammys wasn't up to the mark, except for Tyler's performance. "Unimpressed with the first hour of the #Grammys2020. Probably haven’t seen the low point yet. The bar has been lowered so much. At least Tyler The Creator was interesting," one fan wrote and another said, "Ummm so pardon me for being late but how fucking sick is @tylerthecreator I had no idea the level of talent. #Tylerthecreator I’m shook."
Several fans couldn't help but wonder what the performance was. "#tylerthecreator just murdered the #Grammys2020 wow!!!!" one Twitter user posted. Another one wrote, "Not sure what I just witnessed watching Tyler the Creator Grammy performance...I'm puzzled."
A few viewers, however, couldn't make sense of his performance. "Tyler the Creator is weird AF. I’m not here for it," one tweet read and another said, "I wonder if the Grammy’s briefly lost viewers when Tyler the Creator started performing because I know I had to change the channel...sorry but that was a waste."
Hosted by Alicia Keys for the second year running, the Grammy is being held at The Staples Center in Los Angeles and can be watched live on CBS. Lizzo leads the nominations list at the Grammys 2020, with eight nominations, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year.