Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith has been dancing around issues of his sexuality for years. But now he’s officially come out.
Yesterday, Jaden’s longtime suspected boyfriend Tyler The Creator won a Grammy for Best Rap Album. And Jaden took to Twitter to congratulate him.
“My Boyfriend Just Won A Grammy,” Smith tweeted on Sunday evening. The actor first called Tyler his boyfriend at Camp Flog Gnaw in November 2018, and later reaffirmed his comments — though Tyler denied the claim at the time.
And he let the world know – that they are not just friends, but lovers.
During the Camp Flog Gnaw festival last year in California – Jaden first announced that the two artists were dating.
Smith told the crowd, “I just wanna say Tyler, the Creator is the best friend in the world and I love him so f**king much. And I wanna tell you guys something, I wanna tell you, Tyler doesn’t want to say, but Tyler’s my motherf**king boyfriend.”
At the time, many media outlets took Jaden’s comments as a “joke.”
But last night’s comments certainly didn’t seem that way. And if you look closely at the comments he received on the tweet, Jaden’s fans didn’t think he was joking either.
At Sunday’s GRAMMY Awards, Tyler thanked a number of people in his sweet acceptance speech, starting with his mom, who couldn’t help but get emotional over her son’s big accomplishment.
“Hello. All right, so I don’t know if I’m going to be up here again, so bear with me. Damn, I wasn’t prepared. OK. To my mother, you did a great job raising this guy,” he said with a laugh. “Um, to the Clancys, my managers, you guys took a seed and watered it, and I thank you for trusting my ideas… to my family for trusting my ideas and putting up with my annoying hyperactive energy since we were children, but always being there.”
Tyler then thanked his fans, old and new, for accepting “all the crazy stuff I do.” “I never fully felt accepted in rap and stuff. So for y’all to always stand by me and get me here, I really appreciate that.”
“And I don’t know if he’s here, but I really want to thank Pharrell Williams, because again, growing up, feeling left of center to a lot of stuff that I saw on TV, that man has allowed me to be comfortable with myself and has opened up doors that you guys could not imagine, before I met him and when I met him,” he concluded. “So, thank you, P, I love y’all.”