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Tyler the Creator Wins Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

Tyler the Creator
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Odd Future leader Tyler the Creator won Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Music Video Awards tonight. He then took serious aim at the “most profanities” trophy as well, keeping the already busy soul in charge of the swear button on their toes throughout his acceptance speech.

We’re certainly not singling him out for the naughty words. Lady Gaga set an R-rated tone early in the evening during her show-opening monologue with a torrent of foul language, and Jay-Z, Kanye West and many others were quick to join in. Still, Tyler’s speech might have taken the f—— cake:

“Yo, I’m excited as f— right now. I wanted this sh– since I was nine, I’m about to cry. This is for my little brother Earl, he’s not here right now. I really can’t believe I’m here right now. I didn’t write a thank you speech but I don’t know. —–.   To all the kids that are watching, you can do this s— yourself, be —— (something) golf money, thank you.”

It was a particularly nice touch of Tyler to not patronize the young children who he was hoping to connect with by, you know, cleaning up his language or anything condescending like that.

In all seriousness though, Tyler was a surprising and wonderfully deserving choice for this award. Congrats on the accolade Tyler!

Watch Tyler the Creator Accept the Best New Artist Award

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