Many of you may have already heard this song as Tyler, The Creator’s entire forthcoming ‘Scum Fuck Flower Boy’ album was leaked on the Internet ahead of its Friday release date. The entire album possess that raw quality Tyler material, but “Ain’t Got Time” is definitely one of the standouts.
On the track Tyler spits provocative lyrics and alludes to being homosexual rapping, “Next line, I’ll have em’ like woah / I’ve been kissing white boys since 2004.” The Internet went into a frenzy when fans heard the line and controversy has since followed.
Tyler has said the track’s production is a combination of J Dilla’s “One Time” and “Introduction” by Bel-Sha-Zaar, which has been sampled in the past by Deee-Lite on “Groove Is in the Heart.” The original instrumental was made during Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ sessions and expected to be on the album.
Although the singles contains no features, Tyler was lobbying for Nicki Minaj to jump on it and feels she played him.
“I wanted Nicki Minaj on that shit so fucking bad,” he explained. “You have no idea. I reached out to her so many times. Tried to get her number. She couldn’t think of nothing. She said, ‘I couldn’t think of nothing.’ That’s what they relayed. I’m like, ‘How the fuck you hear this beat and can’t think of shit? Stop that shit. Stop playing.’ I’m like, ‘Nicki playing me right now.’”