Tyler, the Creator responds to Jaden Smith calling him his boyfriend

Smith was performing at a festival in California, with Tyler, the Creator in the audience, when he made the announcement

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Tuesday 13 November 2018 10:15 GMT
Jaden Smith announces Tyler, the Creator is his boyfriend

Tyler, the Creator has responded to Jaden Smith's claims that they are dating.

During a performance at a festival in California, the 20-year-old son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith addressed the crowd at Camp Flog Naw during his set.

"I just wanna say Tyler, the Creator is the best friend in the world and I love him so f***ing much, and I wanna tell you guys something," Smith said, in a moment that was filmed by someone at the front of the stage.

"Tyler doesn't wanna say, but Tyler is my motherf***ing boyfriend, and he's been my motherf***ing boyfriend my whole motherf***ing life. It's true! Tyler is my boyfriend."

He later tweeted: "Yup @tylerthecreator I told everyone you can't deny it now."

Tyler was seen in the video laughing and shaking his head. He later replied to Smith's tweet: "Hahaha you a crazy n***a man."

It is currently not clear whether the pair are actually dating or whether Smith was poking fun at speculation surrounding Tyler's sexuality. In his back catalogue, he was heavily criticised for his use of the word "faggot". However, on his last album Flower Boy, he discussed his sexuality in what appeared to be a breakthrough moment, and has since been more open about his refusal to accept labels.

Smith, who recently released a new collaboration with Harry Hudson titled "Just Slide", has also been relatively open in discussions of sexuality and is known for his androgynous fashion style.

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