Over the weekend, Tyler, The Creator released his highly-anticipated fourth album, Flower Boy, and last night, he was the musical guest on “Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” It wouldn’t be a Tyler, The Creator performance without a little bit of eccentricity. Tyler came out wearing boxers, and while greeting Colbert with a hug, he grabbed a little more. With a sly, guiltless expression, Tyler copped a feel of Colbert’s butt. After calling him out on it, Tyler denied doing so, and demanded proof — thus triggering the replay of Tyler’s cunning booty grab.
The two talked about Tyler’s recent album, as well as his long list of projects — from a show on Viceland to a new shoe line with Converse. They also planned a date to watch Elizabeth Taylor movies together.
Tyler then took the mic to perform “911,” one of the lead singles from Flower Boy. Performing on an elevated stage above a group of dancers that looked like they were on a 90s show, he danced around and rapped in floral pants. “My thirst levels are infinity and beyond / Sippin’ on that lemonade, I need a Beyoncé,” spit Tyler, moving to the jazzy instrumental. The Internet’s Steve Lacy joined him onstage, singing the lighthearted hook: “Call me some time / Please bang my line, you know I’ll answer.” Eventually, the dancers formed a line for Tyler to boogie through, before having a mini dance-off.
“911” follows “Who Dat Boy,” “Boredom,” and “I Ain’t Got Time” in a series of sunny, introspective singles from the California rapper. Flower Boy represents a more melodic and vulnerable side of Tyler. Equipped with ear worm melodies, lush jazz production, and an impressive list of features, such as Frank Ocean and Lil Wayne, his fourth album is arguably his best yet.
Check out the full Flower Boy album below.