In a new cover story for The FADER, Tyler, The Creator admitted that he and Odd Future collaborator Earl Sweatshirt aren't as close as they used to be. Although they were once, as the story describes, the group's "tightest duo" with a "sibling-like dynamic on and off record," their relationship has changed.
After Earl returned from reform school in Samoa last year, he decided not to take up the offer to join Tyler's Odd Future Records and instead opted to start his own imprint at Columbia Records. Tyler explained that the two haven't worked on music together since Earl's 2013 album cut "Sasquatch" off his sophomore album Doris.
"That's my n***a," Tyler told them. "We just aren't as close as we were. It's kind of weird, but I'm aware and smart enough to know, okay, shit changes, people get older, people's goals change. As f**king outlandish and outspoken as I am, I don't like confrontation. I'm not a piece of sh*t, man. I'm fair to everyone."
Elsewhere in the interview, Tyler talks about his past as well as the as-yet-untitled album he is working on. He details his childhood in Inglewood, his relationship with his parents, and who he wants featured on the upcoming album.
"I want to get Jay Z and Rick Ross on a remix of one song. I'm [gonna get] Cherry Glazerr and Leon Ware on this other one. I sent some shit to Willow Smith, man. She better not flex!" He added, "Yeah... Keyshia Cole could do it. That's who I need. Keyshia Cole."
Meanwhile, Earl recently dropped The Alchemist-produced single "45" last week, which has sparked rumors that a new album is in the works. No official follow-up to Doris has been announced, however.
Read this full interview here, and check out "Sasquatch" below. Let us know what you think in the comments section!