Tyler, the Creator is hoping to clear the air with Selena Gomez.
On Friday, June 25, Tyler, the Creator released a new album Call Me If You Get Lost. On the track titled “Manifesto,” the rapper seemingly addressed tweets he wrote about the “Lose You to Love Me” artist.
In the song, Tyler raps “I was a teener, tweetin’ Selena crazy sh*t.” According to Buzzfeed, Tyler, the Creator tweeted multiple explicit messages to and about Gomez back in 2010 and 2011. Though most have seemingly been deleted (though we can’t verify the legitimacy of the screenshots), a couple of tweets remain on his feed. According to Genius, one particularly graphic tweet led Twitter to temporarily lock the rapper’s account.
In “Manifesto,” he continues, “Didn’t wanna offend her, apologize when I seen her. Back when I was tryna f*ck Bieber, Just-in.” This is seemingly in reference to the years Tyler was close with Gomez’s former boyfriend, Justin Bieber.
Back in a 2013 radio interview, Tyler revealed that he and Gomez “don’t get along.” “We don’t like each other ‘cause I’m kicking it with Justin, like that’s my homeboy. She always be mean muggin’ me. Like why are you hating on me,” he said at the time, per Billboard.
Though Selena Gomez has yet to respond to the lyrical apology, she recently opened up about her past relationships in a candid interview with Australian Vogue. Aside from her most tumultuous relationship with Bieber, the singer/actor has also dated Nick Jonas and The Weeknd.
“I think most of my experiences in relationships have been cursed,” she said. “I’ve been way too young to be exposed to certain things when I was in relationships.”
This is part of the reason she chose the word “Rare” for her last album title as well as her makeup line. “I guess I needed to find what was that word for me because I felt so less-than in past relationships and never really felt equal,” she revealed. “It wasn’t even necessarily like: ‘Oh, I feel that way, let me sing it.’ It was almost like: ‘Actually, I need to feel that way about myself.’”