Jaden Smith has announced he is in a relationship with rapper and record producer Tyler, the Creator, revealing the news onstage to surprised fans.
The 20-year-old rapper and actor had been performing at California’s Camp Flog Gnaw music festival when he began praising festival founder Tyler, before describing him as his ‘boyfriend’.
27-year-old Tyler had been standing off stage when The Get Down actor dropped the bombshell, and could reportedly be seen laughing in response.
In a piece of footage, Tyler – who had disguised himself behind a mask – can be seen shaking his finger and apparently saying the word ‘no’.
Addressing his fans, Jaden declared:
I just wanna say Tyler, The Creator is the best friend in the world and I love him so f*cking much.
And I wanna tell you guys something — I wanna tell you. Tyler doesn’t wanna say, but Tyler’s my motherf*cking boyfriend! And he’s been my motherf*cking boyfriend my whole f*cking life!”
Tyler, The Creator is my f*cking boyfriend! It’s true!
He continued to insist:
Tyler, The Creator is my f*cking boyfriend. OK? You take anything away from this f*cking show, that’s what you need to take away.
Taking to social media after the show, Jaden proceeded to tweet at Tyler, maintaining, ‘Yup @tylerthecreator I Told Everyone You Can’t Deny It Now’.
Responding to this, Tyler simply said, ‘hahaha you a crazy n*gga man’. What could be going on?
Yup @tylerthecreator I Told Everyone You Can’t Deny It Now.
— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) November 12, 2018
hahaha you a crazy nigga man
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) November 12, 2018
Although neither artist has explicitly come out as gay, both have spoken openly in the past about sexuality and gender identities.
Speaking with Billboard in 2017, Tyler revealed he had dated a boy back when he was fifteen:
I had a boyfriend when I was fifteen in f*cking Hawthorne, if that’s not open minded, I don’t know what is.
This confession mirrors lyrics in his track Ain’t Got Time from the album Flower Boy:
Next line will have ’em like ‘Whoa’/ I’ve been kissing white boys since 2004.
Whether Jaden is joking around or not, this would make one truly stylish celebrity couple if this gossip turned out to be true…
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