Tyler, the Creator took home the award for Best Rap Album at last night’s 2022 Grammy Awards. Call Me If You Get Lost is Tyler’s second album to win in the coveted category after Igor won back in 2020.
The rapper was up against fellow nominees Nas (King’s Disease II), J. Cole (The Off-Season), and Kanye West (Donda). Drake’s album Certified lover Boy was also up for consideration, but the rapper pulled out of the category in December 2021.
During his acceptance speech, Tyler said: “First off, I’m hyped. Thank you to DJ Drama. You are fucking so important to rap music… Thank you to all of my friends for being my cheerleaders.” He then went on to thank his team for allowing him to “make an album where I can just flex all goddamn day.”
The rapper in his usual sarcastic tone: “I know you’re seething and angry and, ‘argh, no one listens to that album.’ These arena tours that are selling out says different. And if you put that much energy into something maybe everyone will be proud of you, too.”
Historically, Tyler has made a love-hate relationship with the Grammys. After his Igor win back in 2020, he told Complex: “I’m half-and-half on it,” he began. “On one side I’m just grateful that what I made could be acknowledged in a world like this. But also it sucks that whenever we—and I mean guys that look like me—do anything that’s genre-bending or anything they always put it in a Rap or Urban category.”
Tyler, the Creator was also nominated for Best Melodic Rap Performance at this year’s awards for his track ‘WusYaName’, losing out to Kanye West who won with ‘Hurricane’. You can check out Tyler’s full speech below.