The 20-year-earlier actor and musician made the announcement whereas performing at Tyler’s sixth annual Camp Flog Gnaw festival in Los Angeles on Sunday — though a provide tells PEOPLE that Smith changed into as soon as appropriate “trolling.”
“I appropriate are searching out for to claim Tyler, the Creator is the handiest perfect friend on this planet, and I esteem him so f—ing powerful,” Smith said on stage, as captured on video by followers. “And I are searching out for to uncover you guys something. Tyler doesn’t are searching out for to claim, but Tyler’s my mother f—ing boyfriend and he’s been my mother f—ing boyfriend my entire f—ing life. Tyler the Creator is my f—ing boyfriend. It’s appropriate!”
When the digital camera pans to Tyler, 26, in rather a lot of films of the tournament, he might presumably also be seen shaking his head “no,” waving his fingers and laughing in reaction.
Smith, though, playfully continues: “Tyler the Creator is my f—ing boyfriend. K? While you’re taking anything else some distance from this f—ing conceal, that’s what it be main to remove.”
The alternate continued on Twitter after the efficiency, with Smith writing, “Yup @tylerthecreator I Told Each person You Can’t Utter It Now.”
On Monday morning, Tyler spoke back, “hahaha you a crazy n— man.”
A get hang of for Tyler had no teach, whereas a get hang of for Smith didn’t answer to PEOPLE’s demand for teach. Neither of the two enjoy explicitly labeled their sexuality.
Smith, who is the son of smartly-known individual fogeys Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, has been identified for sharing cryptic messages previously, seriously on Twitter. He moreover embraces gender-fluid garments and avoids labeling himself (he has even said he doesn’t categorize himself as human).
After turning into the main man to entrance Louis Vuitton’s womenswear campaign, he suggested British GQ in 2016, “I don’t see man garments and girl garments, I appropriate see scared people and happy people.”
Tyler (né Tyler Gregory Okonma) has previously said he had a boyfriend and alluded to popping out of the closet on Twitter. In 2015, he wrote, “I TRIED TO COME OUT THE DAMN CLOSET LIKE FOUR DAYS AGO AND NO ONE CARED HAHAHHAHAHA.”
On his 2017 album Flower Boy, Tyler reputedly confirmed his sexuality alongside with his rap on the track “I Ain’t Obtained Time!”: “Next line will enjoy ’em relish ‘whoa’ / I’ve been kissing white boys since 2004.”
Followers enjoy gone wild primarily based totally totally on the flicks of Smith’s proclamation at the live efficiency over the weekend, with one individual writing on Twitter, “Jaden Smith appropriate came out of the closet and omggdhbsfhsnnal.”
One other individual said that he received’t focal level on Smith except he talks about it alongside with his family on his mother’s revealing Facebook Gape conceal, Crimson Table Reveal.
One individual even joked about how Smith’s father might presumably perhaps presumably react to the news that he’s relationship Tyler.
And one more expressed disbelief over how many folks are believing Smith at his notice.
Earlier this month, Smith wrote on Twitter that his new album popping out on Nov. 17 is going to “fabricate people roar their set apart to their crush and near out of the closet to their fogeys, and rather a lot of others.”