Tyler, The Creator’s loy­al fans take to Peckham

The police broke it up. The fans styled it out.

It all start­ed with a tweet at 10.38am on Saturday: 

LON­DON; IGOR; 3PM; WILL UPDATE YOU LAT­ER WITH LOCATION

Tyler, The Cre­ator was sum­mon­ing his faith­ful fans – you could have cut the sus­pense with a knife. What’s he allud­ing to? It’s com­mon knowl­edge that he’s banned from the UK… After two long hours, the rap­per popped up again – this time with a very clear invitation…

COPELAND PARK. BUSSEY BUILD­ING3PM

The fans swarmed, the crowds formed and before you knew it Peckham’s Rye Lane was awash with eager Tyler, The Cre­ator fans (includ­ing Vir­gil Abloh), just a day after IGOR, his sixth stu­dio album, dropped fea­tur­ing UK rap­per Slowthai. Hav­ing not entered the UK since his ban in 2015 – after the Home Office declared his lyrics as incit­ing homo­pho­bia and vio­lence – this was a huge sur­prise for the Tyler fan club. The last-minute gig was even­tu­al­ly shut down for fears of over­crowd­ing, with the rap­per tweeting: 

TOO ROW­DY, COPS CAN­CELLED IT, GO HOME, I TRIED, THE GATE CLIMB­ING NAIL IN THE COF­FIN, THEY GO NER­VOUS, TOO BAD WASCOOL IDEA BUT HEY, IGOR OUT NOW

His tweets have since been delet­ed, but ear­li­er today he whipped fans into a fren­zy over the announce­ment of a show at Brix­ton Acad­e­my this September.

Any­way, we went down to check out the gath­er­ing and cap­ture the fans as they await­ed their mes­si­ah, Tyler, The Creator. 


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