Desiigner just dropped the studio version of “Timmy Turner,” and people sure have strong feelings about the track, either loving it or hating it. In the court of public opinion, it’s still up in the air whether the track is a banger or a dud, but one thing we can nail down for certain is the identity of Timmy Turner.
Desiinger recently sat down with All Def Digital to explain the meaning behind the cut. The rapper claimed it was a story he invented that illustrated his struggle. “Timmy Turner is me. You feel me. I was referring to myself. And I was saying I was wishing for a burner. And I when I said she fucking for BET. I was referring to a girl that would do anything for the fame. Then I would say in the song that I know that my soul is in the furnace. Because I know if I wish for the burner. And she knows if she wish for the fame you know you’ll go to hell,” he said. “So that’s what I was saying. It was like a storyline. About a little bit of my struggle and the pain I was feeling at the moment.”
The interview continues to discuss how he met Mike Dean, who produced the song, as well as his opinions on the current state of hip hop. “There’s nothing but creativity flying through it,” the young rapper says. “New sounds are coming, more artists are coming… every day, the generation is building.”
Check out his latest interview discussing his new single in the clip below.