Tyler, The Creator is in the spirit of celebration as of now according to XXL reports. According to the news outlet, the woman behind the rapper's multiyear UK ban has now resigned. Precisely, the unexpected resignation of Theresa May hinted the former prime minister would be stepping down from her duties beginning June 7th. The dismissal came through this past Friday, May 24th. As such, Tyler was quick to post about the news on his social media. The "Yonkers" rapper stated: "Theresa gone, im back." And indeed, perhaps he is.
Considering Tyler has released his new album, IGOR, we can expect a few tour dates across the pond. Tyler's initial ban stemmed from 2015 when Theresa May forbade him from entering the country. At the time, the rapper's lyrics were believed to be the root cause. The United Kingdom's political representative stated Tyler, The Creator's lyrics "encourage violence and intolerance of homosexuality" and "foster hatred with views that seek to provoke others to terrorist act." The ban was set to span three to five years and it has since been lifted. Tyler then returned to the UK, but his concert was cancelled due to overwhelming concern with regards to rowdy fans. A make-up concert has been scheduled since then.
Tyler, The Creator Fans Launch Petition To Lift Ban From Entering The U.K.
Fans rally together for Tyler, The Creator.
Tyler, The Creator's been banned from the U.K. for roughly four years at this point. However, a fan of the OF leader is taking a stance against the ban and urging the U.K. government to allow Tyler into the country.
A fan named Sam Roberts launched a petition demanding the U.K.government to reconsider their ban on Tyler, The Creator which was placed in 2015. Tyler was reportedly banned due to some of the graphic lyrics in his early music, specifically on projects such as Bastard and Goblin. The petition argues that Tyler's bars are "clearly intended as adult humor [and] hasn't incited violence," adding that "the artist has shown overwhelming growth since the record's release."
The petition's goal is to reach 10K signatures in order for the U.K. government to respond. If 100K people sign, the petition will be up for debate in Parliament. At the time of writing this article, the petition reached over 1800 signatures.
After announcing Tyler's ban, the U.K. government issued a statement.
"Coming to the UK is a privilege, and we expect those who come here to respect our shared values. The Home Secretary has the power to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good or if their exclusion is justified on public policy grounds."