Jaden Smith has dropped a bombshell to his fans revealing that rapper Tyler, The creator is his ‘f****ng boyfriend’.
At the time, 27-year-old Tyler stood in the audience wearing a face mask.
Jaden, 20, said to the audience: ‘I just wanna say Tyler, The Creator is the best friend in the world.
‘And I love him so fucking much, and I wanna tell you guys something, I wanna tell you, Tyler doesn’t wanna say, but Tyler is my mother f****ng boyfriend.’
Tyler, real name Tyler Gregory Okonma, could be seen in the audience laughing and waving his hands at Jaden as he removed the face mask.
The youngest son of Will Smith later touched on his statement again when he mentioned the Yonkers rapper directly on social media on 12 November.
Taking to Twitter he posted: ‘Yup @tylerthecreator I Told Everyone You Can’t Deny It Now.’
The announcement comes months after Eminem faced backlash for using homophobic slurs against Tyler in a new release called Fall featuring Justin Vernon.
The song hears the 45-year-old, real name Marshall Mathers III, rap: ‘Tyler create nothing, I see why you called yourself a f****t, bitch / it’s not just ’cause you lack attention / it’s ’cause you worship D12’s balls, you’re sacrilegious.’
Tyler has been heavily criticised himself for his use of homophobic slurs in his music, but lyrics on his 2017 album Flower Boy suggested that he was coming out as gay.
In I Ain’t Got Time, he raps: ‘Next line will have ’em like, “Whoa” / I’ve been kissing white boys since 2004.’ Referring to Leonardo DiCaprio in a 2015 Rolling Stone interview he ‘100% would go gay for ’96 Leo’, and he once posted a picture of the actor from recent Romeo + Juliet with the words ‘yes boyfriend yes’.
In the same year, he tweeted: ‘I TRIED TO COME OUT THE DAMN CLOSET LIKE FOUR DAYS AGO AND NO ONE CARED HAHAHHAHAHA.’
However, in 2011, Tyler released album Goblin which used the term ‘f*****’ numerous of times during a period in which he would use the offensive term openly in interviews.
There has been much speculation about Jaden’s sexuality after he dated Sarah Snyder between 2015 and 2017.