Who says [artist id="3964656"]Tyler, the Creator[/artist] is a foul-mouthed malcontent?
Well, the foul-mouth part is true, but when the Odd Future standout learned that [article id="1667615"]his video for "Yonkers" received[/article] two MTV Video Music Awards nominations, he couldn't have been happier, as seen in his Wednesday night tweets.
Tyler's self-directed "Yonkers" clip was uploaded to Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All's YouTube page back in February. Now five months and 15 million views later, the black-and-white vid earned the Goblin rapper VMA nominations in the Best New Artist and Video of the Year categories.
Simple-yet-effective, "Yonkers" starts off with the rapper seated on a stool, performing the song's lyrics while playing with a large cockroach, which he later vomits. A visibly disturbed Tyler continues to rap the track's second verse, stripping off his shirt then putting his neck in a noose. In the video's shocking ending, the MC stands up on the chair and kicks the stool from under his feet as his legs dangle in a simulated suicide. "Damn, I'm Looking At The Video Treatment I wrote In This Blackberry Back In Jan. F---!" Tyler wrote beside a link to the clip.
In all, the rapper/ producer/ video director fired off more than 40 reactionary tweets, even threatening to go on a killing spree if he lost Video of the Year to Bruno Mars. Still, through the profanity-laced celebration, Tyler is just overjoyed: "So F---ing Happy F---!!!" he tweeted. "I Cried Legit. F--- it."
The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, August 28, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT. See the list of nominees, revisit last year's highlights and vote for your favorites in the general categories by visiting VMA.MTV.com.