During this weekend’s Camp Flog Gnaw festival, 20-year-old musician, artist, and deep-thinker Jaden Smith made a big announcement. In the middle of his performance, he told the eager crowd that the one thing he wants them to take away from the night is that he and 27-year-old fellow hip hop artist Tyler the Creator are “boyfriends.”
Here’s what we know so far: Tyler the Creator has rapped about “kissing white boys since 2004″ and Jaden Smith has worn dresses and skirts in ad campaigns, on red carpets and even on the street. But neither of these things means that they have come out. Helpful reminder: coming out is a very personal, and often complex process. No one should ever force or push another person into coming out before they’re ready, and outing someone against their will is not okay.
That’s why the crowd was shocked when the camera panned down to Tyler and he started to vehemently shake his head “no.” Check out the video below for yourself to see how it went down.