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Tyler, the Creator thinks he was treated like a "terrorist" by former UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

The 28-year-old rapper was banned from entering the country in 2015 by the then-Home Secretary after he was accused of encouraging violence and homophobia through his lyrics.

Reflecting on the incident, Tyler joked: "She's gone, so I'm back." According to Tyler, it took many lawyers and letters, as well as time and money, before he was allowed to return to the UK.

And the chart-topping star remains angry about the way he was treated.

He told the Guardian newspaper: "Then you get the official thumbs up. It was like: damn, finally, but it was so stupid to have to endure that. I got treated like a terrorist. Yeah. I got treated like I was a murderer."

In fact, at one stage, Tyler decided he simply didn't have the desire to return to the UK.

He shared: "It was kind of stupid, and after a while I was like: I don't even want to come back. But it was more the principle of: 'Y'all really did this, over this? In comparison to other s**t people do, that y'all let in?' So I'm happy that I got back. I feel like I won some invisible fight."

Asked whether the length of the ban - which was three to five years - came as a surprise, he added: "Yeah, it surprised me. But then I remembered - I'm dark-skinned, so, ahh, all right, I get it. I mean, I don't point my finger at that at first, but I looked at every outcome and I looked at every option. "And after doing that six times, then you say, OK, what's the difference between everyone else and me? And then you land on that."

So we know you love Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family....to share jokes, to find long lost work colleagues, family or school friends.  But did you know that African FM has its own Facebook community? Did you know that thousands of listeners like you are online right now?

Mellow Mark has been a pioneer of the reggae scene in Germany for 20 years. He among others has helped to build up the conscious and revolutionary movement. He has been traveling the world with his music and lyrics in German and is now presenting his first English tune intentionally not in Patois but in his natural English voice.

The music was produced by the Austrian group House of Riddim, who play often with Anthony B. The video was shot in Tenerife and edited by Lukas Kellner, Berlin shooting was coordinated by Raùl Gonzales and the final cut was made by Ring-a-Ting. The story of “Stay Humble” is a story of success and failure, with the message being, that even in life's ups one should never lose humbleness as this is one of the teachings of wisdom. It’s also Mark’s personal story and that of the beautiful Nadja Benaissa, starring in the video.

 

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