Tyler, The Creator is coming clean about his lack of civic duty.
The Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist admitted that he has never cast a single ballot, but says that will change for the upcoming presidential election.
On Monday, he opened up in a profanity-laced Instagram videoclip, challenging his 10 million followers to show up to the polls Nov. 3.
“Yo, I know I’m the last person y’all should ever take advice from but I’m reiterating what everyone else is saying. Please, please if you are young and your f---ing back don’t hurt, go to them polls and cast the f---ing vote,” the 29-year-old rapper – born Tyler Gregory Okonma – leveled with fans.
“This is actually going to be my first time voting. But I see the light,” he furthered, adding that it’s no longer his place to not care about what’s happening around him.
The former Odd Future frontman also slammed those who believe their votes don’t matter, snapping, “Pull up” when bringing up how energized people were to support Black Lives Matter and join the nationwide protests.
He stressed the importance for the Millennial or Gen-Z generations to vote because so much is on the line.
“Y’all want a new D.A.? Pull up,” he challenged, adding that if people want more rights or freedoms, they can accomplish that by expressing their voice at the polls.
Tyler, The Creator said he will be casting his ballot because he wants “more art in schools and more music classes in schools” before remarking that he’s also voting to defend women’s rights and marriage equality.
“If we want to keep some of those options, then we have to start somewhere,” he concluded. “...if we want any of that, then y’all know what to do... and actually go to the polls."
“Please do that,” he concluded, adding that it was his third take of the video.
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