Tyler, The Creator was a much younger and different person when his career began to take off. So it's understandable that the rapper has decided his Twitter handle @fucktyler isn't working out for him anymore, and he's changed it to something more direct: @tylerthecreator.
In a recent interview, he revealed that his explicit online persona was likely holding him back in his business endeavors: "My stock just went up because of that name change... How can I contact corporations, like 'Yo, invest a bunch of money in me, I have a lot of really good ideas,' and I'm like 'Yo, they don't reply to me.' Oh yeah, my name has this in it. First impression is automatically out the window."
@fucktyler had been his handle since he joined Twitter in June 2010, and he laid the handle to rest with a eulogy of a tweet: "RIP FUCKTYLER, WILL MISS YOU, ITS BEEN GREAT, BUT NOW ITS TIME FOR ME TO......IDK WHAT EXACTLY, BUT ITS TIME, IM OK WITH THAT. LOVE YOU."
Tyler also spoke about lyrics from early on his career that led to him being banned from the U.K., saying he has no regrets: "I was writing those when I was 17 or 18. I didn't think that what I was doing would matter... I'm not going to apologize for the things I said, because at that time it was cool."
Watch the full interview below.