Jaden Smith is not backing down on his this gay claim.
Earlier this month, the 20-year-old rapper took the stage at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, where he professed his love to the carnival’s famous founder, Tyler, the Creator.
“I just want to say Tyler, the Creator is the best friend in the world and I love him so f–king much,” Smith screamed into the mic, as captured in a viral clip. “And I want to tell you guys something. I want to tell you. Tyler doesn’t want to say, but Tyler’s my mother f–king boyfriend, and he’s been my mother f–king boyfriend my whole f–king life. Tyler, the Creator is my f–king boyfriend. It’s true.”
The camera then panned to the 27-year-old fellow rapper, who wagged his finger in the air as if to say no and shook his head before laughing.
star also tweeted at Tyler, writing in a since-deleted tweet, “Yup @tylerthecreator I Told Everyone You Can’t Deny It Now.”
“Hahaha,” he tweeted back. “You a crazy n—a man.”
However some have criticized his action on social media, saying he is looking for an attention probably to promote his album
“ Jaden Smith got on stage and called Tyler his boyfriend even though he has a girlfriend. When has Shawn gay baited? He’s denied being gay before”.
“Queerbaiting is wrong on so many levels. Stop acting gay or say you gay when you have a girlfriend @officialjaden and you are not Bi at all @RitaOra. Both are trying to create Buzz for there non existing singing careers by say or doing LGBT related things. You both are cancelled.”
Queerbaiting is wrong on so many levels. Stop acting gay or say you gay when you have a girlfriend @officialjaden and you are not Bi at all @RitaOra. Both are trying to create Buzz for there non existing singing careers by say or doing LGBT related things. You both are cancelled.
— Ashley Zaza (@ashleyzaza) November 21, 2018
Interestingly, Tyler, the Creator’s reactions led some to believe the statement was a joke, but during an Apple Music Beats 1 Radio show released on Friday, Smith was promoting his The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story mixtape when he brought Tyler briefly up again.
“I recently said that Tyler, the Creator is my boyfriend and that’s true, so just so you know,” Smith reaffirmed.
Tyler, the Creator has yet to respond.