With Desiigner’s much-hyped “Timmy Turner” — his XXL freestyle that was so infectious, the Internet helped turn it into a song — arriving last week, the Brooklyn native discussed who exactly “Timmy Turner” is in a new interview.
Obviously named after the character from The Fairly OddParents, there was a section of the Internet — a section that loves to dive far too deep into meanings sometimes — who believed this was Desiigner’s take on recent gun violence in America, with lonely young white males (like Timmy Turner) often being the ones carrying out mass murder (thus the “wishing for a burner” lyric).
But it was never that deep. (It never is.)
“Timmy Turner” is simply about himself.
“I was referring to myself when I was saying I ‘was wishin’ for a burner,'” he said in the interview. “And when I said ‘she f*ckin’ for BET,’ I was referring to a girl that, you know, would do anything for the fame. Then I would say in the song that I know that my soul’s in the furnace, because if I know that I wish for the burner, and she knows that she would do anything for the fame, you know you go to hell.”
Throughout the rest of the conversation, he talked about life after the success on “Panda” and the reception to the freestyle. Mike Dean, the producer for “Timmy Turner,” was there, too, talking briefly about the curation of the song.
Watch the interview below.