Tyler, the Creator on returning to the UK after being banned: “I’m gonna fuck some people”

Tyler makes his return to London next week at the O2 Academy, Brixton.

September 12, 2019
Tyler, the Creator on returning to the UK after being banned: “I’m gonna fuck some people” Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Next week, Tyler, the Creator will return to London for his first live performances in the UK since being banned in 2015. Today, in a new cover story for The Face, Tyler elaborates on his big plans once he arrives, and no, it doesn't involve high tea at Sketch, or balling out at Harrods, or having a cheeky Nando's. When author Jeff Weiss asks what he's most excited to do upon re-entering the UK, Tyler keeps his answer straightforward: "I’m gonna fuck some people.”

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Though Tyler's forthcoming two-night stint at the O2 Academy, Brixton on September 16 and 17 will be his first British gigs in a minute, he made his official return to the country back in May with the intent of performing a surprise IGOR set. Cops cancelled the gig after "rowdy" fans attempted to climb the gate outside Copeland Park's Bussey Bulding in anticipation.

Tyler, the Creator on returning to the UK after being banned: “I’m gonna fuck some people”