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Photos: Odd Future's Quirky Hip-Hop Festival And Carnival
Over the weekend, the L.A. Coliseum was transformed into Camp Flog Gnaw, Odd Future's alternative hip-hop music festival and carnival. In addition to headliners like Snoop Dogg, Ferris wheel rides and a skate park, there was also some beef between the L.A.-based collective's members.
This is the fourth year that "Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All" (OFWGKTA) helmed Camp Flog Gnaw, which took place on Saturday, with collective member Tyler, The Creator curating the lineup. There was an eclectic mix of artists gracing the stages, including A$AP Rocky, TOKiMONSTA, Flying Lotus and Willow Smith. Although Flosstradomus was scheduled to play, the hip-hop-trap artist was stuck on the Mad Decent Boat Party and Long Beach rapper Vince Staples took his place.
There were some surprise guests, like Big Sean coming out for Jhene Aiko's set, and ScHoolboy Q during Tyler's performance. Snoop performed snippets of some of his biggest tracks.
There were plenty of carnival games with OFWGKTA merchandise handed out as prizes, and plushes of their signature pink donuts logo. As for food, there was a "Darkeese's Diner"—a nod to Tyler's "The Brown Stains Of Darkeese Latifah Part 6-12" track, whipping up fried chicken and waffles, shakes, apple pies, grilled cheese and hash browns. LAist photographer Annie Lesser said Tyler was in a way basically everywhere at the one-day festival, from his Golf Wang merch to his image and logos painted on the walls and plastered over billboards. Fans came decked out in their Odd Future and Golf Wang swag.
But perhaps one of the strangest moments at the festival was during OFWGKTA's set, when Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Left Brain and Mike G came out. Hodgy gave a rant reportedly about "starting his own label, how being famous changes you, and that he was not paid for his performance at last year's Camp Flog Gnaw," according to NOISEY.
During Tyler's own set, he responded, without naming Hodgy: "Niggas got me fucked up. I put too many niggas on. I helped too many of my motherfucking friends out. And niggas gonna come foul? And you know who the fuck I'm talking about, nigga. And yes, it's getting real. I love you though."
You can hear that in the 39:20-minute mark in the video below:
The beef would only continue on social media, with Hodgy suggesting that Tyler would be nowhere without Odd Future:
Hodgy also wrote on Instagram: "Call me jealous. Just don't call my phone. Tyler is a fraud. He turned his back on niggas that never crossed him and I'm not just speaking for myself only. So enjoy that emotion you feel towards Hodgy. He Gon keep it pushing."
He also brought up Earl Sweatshirt, another member of Odd Future writing, "Where Earl go? I know he had no part in the carnival." Tyler later tweeted that things were fine with him and Earl.
Back in May, Tyler tweeted out some cryptic messages, suggesting that Odd Future was over, writing, "although its no more, those 7 letters are forever." It looks like things haven't gotten better since then.