Congratulations are in order for Tyler, the Creator! He received the Cultural Influence Award at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards. The long-awaited award was presented by the legendary LL Cool J. As he accepted his award, he thanked his influences and shouted out Playboi Carti while he was at it.
While Tyler has credited many people as musical influences, he made sure to call out several of them in his speech: specifically André 3000, Missy Elliot, Q-Tip and more. “Man, I appreciate those names and others that I didn’t name”, he said. Congrats Tyler!