Tyler, The Creator Responds To Jaden Smith Calling Him His "Boyfriend"
Let’s hold up here for a hot minute. Jaden Smith has just called Tyler, The Creator his boyfriend on stage, but are they really a couple or is it a hoax?
The situation started when Jaden, talking to the crowd, said: “I just wanna say Tyler, The Creator is the best friend in the world.”
Then taking to Twitter, Jaden tweeted: “Yup @tylerthecreator I Told Everyone You Can’t Deny It Now [sic].”
Yup @tylerthecreator I Told Everyone You Can’t Deny It Now.
— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) 12 November 2018
Hours later Tyler responded with the comment: "hahaha you a crazy n**** man," but neither confirmed nor denied the claims.
This comes after Tyler has faced heavy criticism for his use of homophobic slurs in his music, yet lyrics on his 2017 album Flower Boy suggest that he might identify as gay, bi or pansexual – he may have an interest in men, basically.
In ‘I Ain’t Got Time’, he raps: “Next line will have ’em like, “Whoa” / I’ve been kissing white boys since 2004.”
Then during an interview in 2015 with Rolling Stone, Tyler said that he would “100% go gay for ’96 Leo,” and he once posted a picture of the actor from his role in Romeo and Juliet with the words “yes boyfriend yes.”
Not only that (yep, there’s more), the rapper also tweeted out that he had previously tried to come out but everyone ignored him.
I TRIED TO COME OUT THE DAMN CLOSET LIKE FOUR DAYS AGO AND NO ONE CARED HAHAHHAHAHA
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) 13 April 2015
If it's true, welcome to the world of celebrity whirlwind romances. But if it's not? What was said could be harmful, especially with the ongoing stigma surrounding homosexuality in music and hip hop.
Also being attracted to '96 Leo just means you're human, let's be real here.