Tyler, the Creator Channelled Soul Train on 'Colbert' Last Night

He played "911/Mr Lonely" with Steve Lacy, before grabbing Stephen Colbert's butt.

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25 July 2017, 10:58am

Tyler, the Creator's fourth album Flower Boy was released last Friday (21 July) to a great deal of (deserved!) critical fanfare. He's currently on the promo trail for the record, so on Monday night he stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to give a performance of the Frank Ocean-featuring "911/Mr Lonely" – unfortunately sans Frank. He also hung out with Steve for a short chat where, most notably, he grabbed the host's butt and talked about how Elizabeth Taylor is his "jewellery idol," so kind of business as usual:

The performance of the smooth, funk-influenced Flower Boy cut had Tyler's usual cool but slightly off-kilter vibe, featuring a crowd of teens who wouldn't go amiss on a weird 70s after-school dance special. He channelled a definite Soul Train aesthetic, and Steve Lacy of The Internet also popped up to perform the hook, just because. Watch it up top and be compelled to dance.

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