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Interview: Syd Tha Kyd Talks Leaving Odd Future and More


The Internet front woman Syd Tha Kid sat down with The NY Times Magazine for an interview where she talks about music, her sexuality and more. She also speaks on leaving Odd Future and the success so far for her band. Take a look at some of what she had to say below and read the read the full interview here.

On Music:

“At some point, I started listening to music a little differently,” Bennett said. “Rather than being like, Yo, this is dope — who made this? it started being like, I wish I made this.”


On Tyler, The Creator:

“His production drew me in,” she told me. “It didn’t sound like what everyone was making — it was different and hot.”

She admired his ability to create deeply complex soundscapes, and she eventually messaged him, seeking advice on ways to advance her own style.



On her Sexuality:

“The gay community hated me for being part of Odd Future,” Bennett says. “They thought Odd Future was homophobic because they tend to use homophobic slang, and they were like: ‘How can you work for and support homophobes?’ But they aren’t homophobic; they just don’t really care whether you’re offended or not.”

“It wasn’t a conscious thing,” she emphasizes. “I just like women.”

“If you think I’m a young boy singing these songs, dope,” she says. “Run with that.” As Martin put it: “I’d rather try it and fail than have Syd singing about dudes or something.”


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