BuzzFeed is both the 44th most popular website in America and a constantly revolving red carpet for celebrities, both animal and human, who regularly swing through the site's offices in Flatiron. Today brought the charmingly rude skate-rapper Tyler, the Creator, and...it's not going well.
Tyler is essentially a professional asshole, exactly the type of person who you want to randomly show up in your office on a Wednesday. Especially if your office is founded on ideals of positivity and enthusiasm such that has a "no haters" policy. Inviting Tyler and his friends to Buzzfeed is like inviting the skaters who smoke behind the van during lunch to a drama club meeting.
He also went on HuffPost Live, where he said that he and Odd Future "just came in there trying to bring in so much yellow freaking filling to their gray, boring [lives]." On the subject of shooting off a Nerf gun in the office, he made this more or less unassailable argument: "How do you have a Nerf gun in there if you don't want anybody messing with it?"
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On Instagram, he posted this video of one of the Odd Future kids pretending to be Batman (or something), which makes the entire scene seem absurdly uncomfortable.
Tweets from Buzzfeed Staffers
Let the record reflect that five minutes ago, Tyler The Creator walked past my desk and shouted "Y'all got niggas here."— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) May 14, 2014
.@fucktyler Go home.— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) May 14, 2014
Tyler the Creator is about to literally destroy our office I'm too scared to move— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) May 14, 2014
In case you were wondering, being called a nigger by Tyler, The Creator feels pretty much the same as a white dude saying it.— Ashley Ford (@iSmashFizzle) May 14, 2014
I just asked @fucktyler where Frank Ocean is. "I don't know. I'm not his fucking boyfriend."— Tanya Chen (@Tanya_Chen) May 14, 2014