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Tyler, The Creator Recalls His Mental Breakdown and André 3000's Advice Ahead of 'Cherry Bomb' Album

by Erika Benton-Martin   Apr 10, 2015 23:04 PM EDT

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Tyler, The Creator is currently prepping the release of his forthcoming album Cherry Bomb but he's also been working on a slew of other projects including his new magazine Golf Wang, in which he recalls his mental breakdown and André 3000's advice.

He said his mental anguish also caused him to reach out to Earl Sweatshirt.

"The only thing that's sad is the fact that my mansion is empty," he said. "My sister lives in Utah, my mom's always in Sacramento and I'm always sleeping on a friend's couch out here. I went home the other day to grab something and I walk in the f*cking house and it's no one home. It's six rooms, no one there. That bummed me out so bad. Oh and my bed is too soft. Those are my only complaints. What the f*ck? I had a mental breakdown like four months ago for a couple hours. I was sitting there just fully losing my mind."

While he said 3 Stacks offered some sound advice, it was Sweatshirt who counseled him.

"The only people I talked to about it was Thebe [Earl Sweatshirt] and André 3000," he said. "André was just like [in an André voice] "Hey man that's just how it goes man, you just in a good spot." Then I talked to Thebe about it and whoa ... did he go left field. I remember texting him like, "Life is cool but the fucking cameras, I don't know if people like me or they just want a photo for me for their Instagram. Am I a pawn? Am I just an object that they use me for? When they ask me for photos do they actually give a fuck about Tyler? Or do they just want a couple likes? Is it just like taking a picture next to a car for them?'"

Apparently, Tyler is in better spirits these days and he tweeted the #SadBoy version of Tyler would not be featured on the upcoming album.

Tyler, The Creator's third album Cherry Bomb will be released on Monday, April 13. Cherry Bomb will include the recently released cuts "DEATHCAMP" and "F**KING YOUNG / PERFECT," which features Charlie Wilson, Toro Y Moi and Chad Alexander of Black Lips.

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