Sad news for Odd Future fans today. Tyler, the Creator has all but nixed plans for Earlwolf, his album with Earl Sweatshirt. Here’s the statement, via his account:

“im serious. i dont want to do it anymore and to be honest it will never live up to the expectations of people that really want it. not that that really matters, but, im not in the mindframe to do a whole album of that shit. i dont want to do it. maybe one day when i dont want to make clothing and furniture and gay ass fruity music about lakes and shit, ill get back around to hard hitting raps, but the way things are looking, its only gonna get worse until i turn full f**.”

Expectations are a tricky bunch. But it sounds like, more than anything, Tyler is embracing his abilities outside of rap, flourishing as an artist, not just a rapper. Tough to be mad at that. If Tyler has broader ambitions, more power to him. I don’t expect that to be lost on Earl. WOLFGANG does not let pettiness play into their equation.