Tyler sings on IGOR more than he ever has on any other album, and he revealed on Wednesday night that he was given the confidence to do so by a friend of his named Kendrick (who we assume to be Kendrick Lamar) after playing him some of the music.
During a break between songs, Tyler told the crowd, "I know I'm not the best singer, but a friend of mine named Kendrick, I played him some stuff, and he said, 'Oh, this shit is just feeling. You weren't worried about the technical... being perfect with your vocal. It was actual emotion.' When he said that, I was like, 'Oh shit, you're right.' That's why I don't try to always get people to sing my parts. Sometimes I'm just like, 'Fuck it, I'll sing it.' Because someone else can't really sing my truth and what I'm trying to say. So I got it out."