Jaden Smith and Tyler the Creator have sparked rumors that they are dating after, well, one of them openly admitted they’re an item.
The son of Will and Jada Smith shocked concertgoers at the Camp Flog Gnaw festival in Los Angeles when he claimed that Tyler, the Creator, the 26-year-old rapper behind the festival, was his longtime boyfriend.
“I just want to say Tyler, the Creator is the best friend in the world, and I love him so f—ing much,” said Smith in a series of videos fans uploaded to social media. Sources have said that the impassioned announcement was just Smith “trolling,” but he seemed determined to convince fans in attendance that the two were an item.
“And I want to tell you guys something,” Smith continued. “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. Tyler, the Creator is my f—ing boyfriend. It’s true.”
Videos captured of the seconds after Smith’s declaration feature Tyler the Creator laughing his head back and forth to indicate no.
While Smith, 20, is widely known as an androgynous style icon for his genderless fashion choices, the rapper has never previously made definitive public statements regarding his sexuality.
As for Tyler the Creator, he has hinted at his sexuality and liking boys but never confirmed anything explicitly. In his track I Ain’t Got Time he rapped about “kissing white boys”, and in summer 2017 he even tweeted about his attempts to “come out the damn closet.”
The alleged trolling between Jaden Smith and Tyler the Creator continued on Twitter, where Smith has built a reputation for sending out provocative but vague messages to his 7.95 million followers.
“Yup @tylerthecreator I Told Everyone You Can’t Deny It Now,” he taunted. Tyler responded to Jaden’s claims that they are dating, simply writing: “hahaha you a crazy n— man.”
On November 3, Smith tweeted, “My Next Album Is Gonna Make People Express Their Love To Their Crush And Come Out The Closet To Their Parents, Etc Pure Honesty November 17th.”
Perhaps Jaden Smith really Ain’t Got Time to wait until the release of his album.