Jaden Smith says Tyler, The Creator is his boyfriend
Jaden Smith has stunned fans by referring to rapper Tyler, The Creator as his “boyfriend.”
The 20-year-old Karate Kid star, the son of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, made the comments on November 12 while appearing on stage at Flog Gnaw Carnival music festival in Los Angeles, which is run by Tyler, The Creator.
Smith told the crowd: “I wanna tell you…Tyler doesn’t want to say, but Tyler’s my motherf***ing boyfriend and he’s been my motherf***ing boyfriend my whole f***ing life!”
He added: “Tyler, The Creator is my motherf***ing boyfriend! It’s true!
“Tyler, The Creator is my f***ing boyfriend, if you take anything away from this f***ing show, that’s what you take away!”
After the concert, Jaden Smith posted on Twitter: “Yup @tylerthecreator I Told Everyone You Can’t Deny It Now.”
Tyler, The Creator responded: “hahaha you a crazy n***a man.”
Jaden Smith fans had a mixed reaction
The announcement was celebrated by some Jaden Smith fans on Twitter, while others wondered whether he was being completely serious about the romance with Tyler, 27.
One Twitter post reads: “Jaden Smith just came out of the closet and omggdhbsfhsnnal.”
But another insisted: “I don’t think Jaden Smith & Tyler The Creator are actually dating. You can tell by his laugh while saying it & Tyler’s reaction that it was just a joke.”
One user claimed: “Naw… i think he just used the worng word, he ment to say best friend but he said boy friend because tyler is a boy and he is also a friend.
Jaden Smith says that Tyler, The Creator is his boyfriend: pic.twitter.com/iIVPB8QMEO
— Odd Future (@OddFuturePage) November 12, 2018
“I reread some lyrics and hes singing about a girl so I can assure you all that jaden smith is not a faggot.”
Tyler, The Creator has referenced his sexuality before
Tyler, The Creator has heavily referenced his sexuality through his music, most notably on 2017 album Flower Boy.
On Flower Boy track “Garden Shed,” he raps about a “garden shed for the garçons,” adding: “Truth is, since a youth kid, thought it was a phase / Thought it’d be like the Frank, poof, gone / But, it’s still goin’ on.”
Jaden Smith, who often wears dresses to public events, has previously spoken out to defend his right to wear whatever he wants, though he hasn’t previously spoken about his sexuality.
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Smith explained to Nylon: “The world is going to keep bashing me for whatever I do and I’m going to keep not caring.
“I’m going to take most of the blows… so you know, in five years when a kid goes to school wearing a skirt, he won’t get beat up and kids won’t get mad at him. It just doesn’t matter.
“I’m taking the brunt of it so that later on, my kids and the next generations of kids will all think that certain things are normal that weren’t expected before my time.”