Tyler, the Creator to get his own TV show
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 September 2016
Rapper Tyler, the Creator is getting his own TV show which will be based on his Golf Media app
Tyler, the Creator is set to get his own TV show.
The 25-year-old rapper has been approached by Viceland to create a television project which will be based on his Golf Media app, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Tyler - real name Tyler Gregory Okonma - describes the app as "basically my brain in one place. It does just about everything except cure asthma. If you find an app that cures asthma, definitely let me know".
The 'Deathcamp' hitmaker isn't new to TV as he featured in a sketch comedy show created by his hip hop group Odd Future that ran for three seasons from 2012 to 2014.
The news comes after he changed his Twitter handle from '@f**ktyler' to the more socially acceptable '@tylerthecreator'.
He wrote on his Twitter account at the time: "RIP F**KTYLER, WILL MISS YOU, ITS BEEN GREAT, BUT NOW ITS TIME FOR ME TO......IDK WHAT EXACTLY, BUT ITS TIME, IM OK WITH THAT. (sic)"
The hip hop musician later explained the change as a business decision, as he couldn't approach corporations with a profanity laden name.
He said: "My stock just went up because of that name change. How can I contact corporations, like, 'Yo, invest a bunch of money in me.' Oh yeah, my name has this in it. First impression is automatically out the window."