This past weekend was Tyler, the Creator‘s sixth annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival and Music Festival took place at a sold-out Dodger’s Stadium in the heart of Los Angeles, California. The festival included a multitude of classic carnival attractions alongside a star-studded lineup of performers including Kids See Ghost (Kanye West x Kid Cudi), Pusha T, Earl Sweatshirt, A$AP Rocky, Post Malone, and more.
The performances throughout the weekend event were all watch-worthy but it appears that what Jaden Smith said in front of thousands of festival-goers has caught the attention of those outside of the realm of the culture. While on stage, Smith referred to Tyler, the Creator as his boyfriend insinuating that the two are in a relationship. The clip of this revelation can be seen below.
Jaden Smith Calls Tyler, The Creator his Boyfriend On Stage at Camp Flog Gnaw
With Jaden Smith known for trolling his associates in public as well as his sexual fluidity, this confused not only those in attendance but everyone watching the festival’s live stream. As seen in the clip, Tyler instantaneously denies the allegations waving his finger no to the sold-out crowd. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to keep the masses from speculating whether or not Jaden Smith and Tyler are in a relationship or not.
With the news breaking that the two, Jaden Smith doubled down on his claims that they were in a romantic relationship by repeating the statement on Twitter. Tyler caught wind of the claim and responded hours later, neither confirming or denying Smith’s allegations. The playful Tweets can be seen below.
There’s a strong possibility that Jaden Smith and Tyler, the Creator could be trolling the entire music industry or they could be hip-hop’s first openly gay hip-hop couple. However, there is some evidence as to this actually being true…
Tyler’s Flower Boy Album Perpetuated as a ‘Coming Out’ Album
For those of you unaware about how these allegations have to fruition, Tyler, the Creator released an amazing album by the name of Flower Boy in July 2017. However, many journalists reviewing the album caught on to some suggestive lyrics that revealed that Tyler was possibly struggling with his sexuality and/or it was his secret come out message.
In the song, “I Ain’t Got Time”, Tyler raps,
“Been the man with a pickle plan, niggas know the dill
When I sell the carnival, I bet I get a 100 mil’
Next line will have ’em like “Whoa”
I’ve been kissing white boys since 2004
One me, two feet, three mmms
Four, five, six years ago sucked
Seven-figure conversations with Converse finalized
‘Cause Vans f***ed up”
Well, there’s no more direct of a coming out of the closet message than that. After being in the spotlight for close to a decade and dropping four full-length, studio albums, the rapper/producer came out on his own terms in his own special way.
Jaden Smith Defends Gender Fluidity After Wearing a Dress
Over the course of the past two years, Jaden Smith has let it be known that he’s fearless when it comes to gender normative behavior. In the past, Jaden Smith has worn dresses in Louis Vuitton campaigns and throughout his day-to-day life, raising questions about the 20-year-old’s sexuality. Smith has been connected to a plethora of young women in Hollywood, including Kylie Jenner but, never has the “Icon”-rapper and fashion aficionado been connected to any men until now.
Of course, we’re not that dense to believe that just because the heir to Smith family enjoys wearing whatever he wants means that he’s homosexual, but, both Tyler and Jaden have grown extremely close in recent years and often travel together. Still making us wonder, is this sincere love blossoming in front of our eyes or a cruel inside joke being carried out by two respected members of this new generation of hip-hop artists?
Tyler’s 2015 Rolling Stone Interview Was a Blatant Coming Out We All Ignored
In 2015, Rolling Stone journalist, Earnest Baker took to the road with Tyler, the Creator and his Odd Future gang and came to the revelation that the artist could, in fact, be homosexual. Baker thought so much about his supposed-discovery that he decided to ask the “Deathcamp” rapper right out if he was or not. Check out the excerpt from Baker’s Rolling Stone interview with Tyler, the Creator below,
For the past two days I’ve wondered, is Tyler actually gay? I cannot emphasize how much gay humor plays a role in the atmosphere around him. It’s like a continuous loop of the “You know how I know you’re gay?” scene in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Never more than a few minutes pass without him saying he’s going to suck someone’s d*** or him accusing someone of wanting to suck d***. At one point on the bus, he recalls sending nude photos to a group chat with his friends and no one responded. “My friends are so used to me being gay,” Tyler says, “they don’t even care.”
I finally ask, Why all the gay humor? “Because I’m gay as f***,” he says, without a flinch. Seriously, are you gay? Are these repressed feelings? “No, but I am in love with ’96 Leonardo DiCaprio,” he says. “I one hundred percent would go gay for ’96 Leo. Oh, and Cole Sprouse.”
It appears that Tyler’s joke-first response to everything backfired during this interview when he actually admitted to being gay. But, without the general public knowing whether or not he was sarcastic or not, his statement went ignored by most… Maybe him and Jaden being an item will finally be the imagery the public needs in order for the masses to believe him.
At the End of the Day, Who Cares? Tyler & Jaden are Accepted.
Tyler’s comfortability with sexuality has been such a present factor in his personality that no one ever thought to question whether if he was bisexual or homosexual to begin with. Now, that the writing appears to be on the wall, no one in the hip-hop community is bothered or even surprised about Jaden and Tyler possibly being an item. If they are, who cares? More power to them but, if they’re not, this is one of the greatest trolling moments in hip-hop history.