Tyler, the Creator apologizes to Selena Gomez for his past sexually explicit tweets towards her on his new song “Manifesto”

Tyler the Creator and Selena Gomez
Tyler, the Creator referenced Selena Gomez on his new song, ‘Manifesto.’ Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Getty Images
  • Tyler, the Creator mentioned Selena Gomez on his new album, “Call Me If You Get Lost.”
  • Tyler, 30, said he would “apologize” to Gomez when he saw her on the song “Manifesto.”
  • In 2010 and 2011, Tyler shared several explicit tweets about Selena Gomez.
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Tyler, the Creator has addressed sexually explicit tweets he aimed at Selena Gomez in a song from his new album.

On Friday, the “EARFQUAKE” rapper released his new studio album titled “Call Me If You Get Lost” to much fanfare and social media buzz. The 16-track album featured artists like Pharrell Williams and Lil Uzi Vert, but one song in particular caught people’s attention for its reference to Selena Gomez.

On the song “Manifesto,” the 30-year-old rapped: “I was a teener, tweetin’ Selena crazy s— / Didn’t wanna offend her, apologize when I seen her / Back when I was tryna f— Bieber, Just-in.”

Tyler appeared to refer to a series of Twitter posts he made towards Selena Gomez in 2010 and 2011. Although most of the posts were deleted from Tyler’s Twitter account, fans uploaded screenshots of the tweets to social media following the album’s release. Buzzfeed also shared images of the tweets.

Many of the tweets made sexually explicit references to Gomez and actresses Victoria Justice, Miley Cyrus, and Dakota Fanning. Tyler was 19 years old at the time, while Gomez was 18 years old and in a relationship with Justin Bieber.

In a 2013 interview on Power 106, Tyler suggested that he and Gomez were not on good terms.

“We don’t really get along. She don’t like me. We don’t like each other,” said Tyler. “Because I’m kicking it with Justin – like that’s my homeboy. She always be mean muggin’ me. Like why are you hating on me?”