Following Tyler, the Creator‘s monumental Grammy win last night for ‘Best Rap Album,’ longtime friend and collaborator Jaden Smith, who has often sturred the pot regarding the nature of the two’s relationship with one another, tweeted a statement that set the internet abuzz in congratulations of his award-winning friend.
The ‘ERYS’ rapper took to his Twitter page and composed a statement of congratulations to his artist friend, but his verbiage is what has people talking, tweeting word for word, “My Boyfriend Just Won A Grammy.”
For those who haven’t been following the two’s public relationship for years, the comments made by the famous son of actor Will Smith may come as a shock, but for fans that have actively kept up with their banter, these suggestive comments are actually nothing new.
The younger Smith previously caused a media stir when he took the stage last year and proclaimed that the two were in a relationship. Despite being so close, fans were skeptical and began searching for any detail that may confirm or deny those words.
However, even that public instance was not technically the first time Smith expressed romantic interests towards his mega-star friend,it simply was the most public forum at the time. Their friendship, which has been dated back to roughly 2013, has had plenty of instances that have left those in the loop questioning their feelings for each other.
Back in 2015, Smith tweeted at Tyler and said, “I Think Im In Love With You, I Don’t Know I’m Still Figuring It Out But In The Meantime, Happy Birthday,”
My Boyfriend Just Won A Grammy
— Jaden (@jaden) January 27, 2020
During the aforementioned performance, which took place in November of 2018, Smith said to thousands of onlooking fans, “I just want to say, Tyler, the Creator is the best friend in the world and I love him so f–king much,”
He continued with the controversial part, adding, “Tyler doesn’t want to say, but Tyler’s my motherf–king boyfriend, and he’s been my motherf–king boyfriend my whole f–king life, Tyler, the Creator is my f–king boyfriend. It’s true.”
Tyler’s only response to this comment at the time was a playful finger wag at Smith as he professed his love on stage in front of him.
Tyler, the Creator’s sexuality has come under increasing scrutiny as the artist has further instilled himself into the cultural zeitgeist.
Although being known for being loud, brazen, and sometimes even interjecting homophobic elements into his past music, the artist maintains that his ambiguity regarding his sexuality is powerful. Following the media fallout from 2017’s ‘Flower Boy’ which contained multiple references to Tyler’s expansive sexuality, fans have been constantly clamoring for solid evidence that the ‘Yonkers’ rapper is queer.
Although the nature of the pair’s true relationship remains a mystery, only time will tell what will truly come of their interactions with one another.