WATCH: A$AP Rocky Gives Tyler, the Creator the Wall Street Journal’s Music Innovator Award

Rocky roasted his pal Tyler during the annual WSJ Innovator Awards in NYC.

Tyler, the Creator is a true innovator. At least according to Wall Street Journal Magazine, who honored Tyler with the 2019 Music Innovator Award. The rapper received the accolade last night at WSJ’s annual event, which was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

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Fellow rapper A$AP Rocky was on hand to present his buddy with the award, making sure to roast Tyler a little during his opening remarks.

“It’s an honor to present this award to my best friend today. But little do y’all know that I hate that motherfucker. That’s the truth,” Rocky cracked to the crowd. “So I’ma try to figure out a few kind words to say about him because I don’t really know some nice things.”

For his part, Tyler humbly accepted, profusely thanking WSJ for the affirmation.

“My whole life I’ve felt like a stepchild—in school, at home, and especially in music and rap where I have a profession…But Wall Street Journal finally made it feel like that family celebrated my birthday,” Tyler explained during his speech. “So thank you.”

Watch the moment below.


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