7 things to know about Tyler, the Creator

For the uninitiated, the viewer-chosen winner of this weekend's MTV's Video Music Award for best new artist was a "Who?" moment. As in, "Who's that rapper wearing the tie-dyed, cat-printed T-shirt, the one who is falling off the stage and cursing like crazy?" Meet Tyler, the Creator, who was still a Twitter trending topic Tuesday and is the latest flashpoint in the culture wars. Tyler and his fellow members in the hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All have dominated music headlines lately, and not always in a good way. Here's what you need to know about the controversial, love-him-or-hate-him Tyler. (Ariel Alexovich, RedEye)
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