Tyler, the Creator has hinted at the fact that he may have come out as gay or bisexual on his new album Scum F**k Flower Boy. The album leaked over the weekend, and fans have been quick to point out Tyler’s lyrics on the song “I Ain’t Got Time.” In one of his verses, he raps “Next line will have them like ‘woah’ / I been kissing white boys since 2004.”
Tyler is known for his exaggerated personality, often times saying things for shock value, but many believe this admission to be a truthful one. If it is fact true, is Tyler dating anyone? Does he have a boyfriend or a girlfriend?
The “Yonkers” rapper has been linked to a couple different women over the years. According to OFWGKTA’s Reddit, he dated model Milan Bertone for a brief time in 2011, and she even appeared in the music video for the single “Her.” Watch the video here. In 2016, Tyler was rumored to be dating Kendall Jenner, as he joked with her during a concert at Coachella and the two were later seen going on a date at the Cheesecake Factory.
Both parties quickly shot the rumors down, however. “Apparently we’re dating,” she tweeted, tagging the rapper. He replied, “NOT POSSIBLE, WE’RE BOTH GAY.” Check out the original tweet below.
The tweet now takes on a different connotation with the recent evidence that Tyler has given his fans. Another set of lyrics that have turned heads are on the song “Garden Shed,” where Tyler discusses having to hide his feelings of love in the past: “That was real love I was in, ain’t no reason to pretend / All my friends was lost / They couldn’t read the sings / I didn’t wanna talk / I tell ’em my location and they ain’t want to walk.”
In addition to the new album, Tyler has also hinted at his sexuality in the past, whether in song or on social media.
While there’s been official word on who Tyler is referring to in his lyrics, numerous fans online have offered a theory as to who it could be. They’ve pointed out that the rapper has posted several pictures on social media with a man named Wyatt, including the post of them below that has the caption “Wasn’t Planned.”
In December 2016, Tyler posted a handmade card that read “Prom,” with what appears to be drawings of himself and Wyatt with their arms around each other. In addition to these posts, users have claimed that Wyatt’s birthday is July 21st, which also happens to be the official release date for Scum F**k Flower Boy. You can read the theory in more detail here.
Until Tyler says otherwise, however, he is officially enjoying his single status.