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“Tyler the creator is my boyfriend” on stage says Jaden Smith

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The 20-year-old has dropped a bombshell to his fans revealing that rapper Tyler, The creator is his ‘fucking boyfriend’ as the 27-year-old stood in the audience wearing a face mask.

Jaden said to the audience: ‘I just wanna say Tyler, The Creator is the best friend in the world.

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‘And I love him so fucking much, and I wanna tell you guys something, I wanna tell you, Tyler doesn’t wanna say, but Tyler is my mother fucking boyfriend.’

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Tyler, real name Tyler Gregory Okonma, could be seeing in the audience laughing and waving his hands at Jaden as he removed the face mask.

The youngest son of Will Smith later touched on his statement again when he mentioned the Yonkers rapper directly on social media this morning.

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Taking to Twitter he posted: ‘Yup @tylerthecreator I Told Everyone You Can’t Deny It Now.’

The announcement comes months after Eminem faced backlash for using homophobic slurs against Tyler in a new release called Fall featuring Justin Vernon.

The song hears the 45-year-old, real name Marshall Mathers III, rap: ‘Tyler create nothing, I see why you called yourself a f****t, bitch / it’s not just ’cause you lack attention / it’s ’cause you worship D12’s balls, you’re sacrilegious.’

Tyler has been heavily criticized himself for his use of homophobic slurs in his music, but lyrics on his 2017 album Flower Boy suggested that he was coming out as gay.

In I Ain’t Got Time, he raps: ‘Next line will have ’em like, “Whoa” / I’ve been kissing white boys since 2004.’

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Referring to Leonardo DiCaprio in a 2015 Rolling Stone interview he ‘100% would go gay for ’96 Leo’, and he once posted a picture of the actor from recent Romeo + Juliet with the words ‘yes boyfriend yes’.

In the same year, he tweeted: ‘I TRIED TO COME OUT THE DAMN CLOSET LIKE FOUR DAYS AGO AND NO ONE CARED HAHAHHAHAHA.’

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Bandcamp to donate 100% of profits for 24 hours to support “racial justice, equality and change”

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Music platform Bandcamp have announced that they will be donating 100% of their profits made on June 17 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

The decision was inspired by ongoing worldwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death and other instances of racial injustice. It also marks Juneteenth, the anniversary of enslaved African Americans being informed of their liberation in the former Confederate States of America in 1865.

In a post on Bandcamp’s website, the platform’s co-founder Ethan Diamond said that “The recent killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the ongoing state-sanctioned violence against black people in the US and around the world are horrific tragedies.

“We stand with those rightfully demanding justice, equality, and change, and people of color everywhere who live with racism every single day, including many of our fellow employees and artists and fans in the Bandcamp community.”

100% of Bandcamp’s share of sales made throughout the entirety of June 17 will be donated to The NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a legal organisation that fights for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education.

In addition, the site have announced that they will be allocating an additional $30,000 per year to partner with racial justice organisations and to create opportunities for people of colour.

“The current moment is part of a long-standing, widespread, and entrenched system of structural oppression of people of color, and real progress requires a sustained and sincere commitment to political, social, and economic racial justice and change,” Diamond continues.

“We’ll continue to promote diversity and opportunity through our mission to support artists, the products we build to empower them, who we promote through the Bandcamp Daily, our relationships with local artists and organizations through our Oakland space, how we operate as a team, and who and how we hire.”

It’s not the first time Bandcamp, who typically take a 15 per cent share of digital sales and 10 per cent from merchandise, have used their platform to support charitable and social justice initiatives.

This Friday (June 5) will be the fourth time they have waived a day’s profits entirely to allow more money to support musicians effected by coronavirus.

After Donald Trump’s travel ban on a number of Muslim countries in 2017, they donated all their profits for a day to the ACLU, the legal organisation that fought it.

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Former Misfits drummer Joey Image has reportedly died aged 63

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Joey Image, drummer for longstanding horror punks Misfits for two of their formative years, has died at the age of 63, according to reports.

Although no official cause of death has been revealed, he had been battling liver cancer since 2016.

According to a GoFundMe he had set up in order to pay for medical expenses, Image had been seeking treatment at the University of Miami where he was a possible candidate for a liver transplant.

News was first reported by the Facebook page ‘The New York Hardcore Chronicles’, who posted: “Joey Image of The Misfits dead at 63. Rest In Peace.”

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Born Joey Poole in New Jersey in 1957, Image joined the band in 1978 and played on Misfits’ early EPs ‘Horror Business’ and ‘Beware’, as well as on the single ‘Night of the Living Dead’. His contributions can also be heard on the 1985 compilation of early Misfits material ‘Legacy Of Brutality’.

Image left Misfits in 1979 following the band’s infamous tour of the UK with The Damned, and went on to play in a string of bands beginning with the Whorelords.

In October 2000 he reunited with the band for a gig at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, stepping in after the band’s then-drummer Dr. Chud left at short notice.

That year he also joined another of horror-punk’s founding groups The Undead, with whom he performed until 2002.

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Run The Jewels on George Floyd protests: “It feels like nobody gives a shit when you’re black”

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Run The JewelsKiller Mike and El-P have given a new interview in which they discuss the ongoing worldwide protests against police brutality, sparked by the death of George Floyd.

Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American, died on May 25 after being apprehended by a white police officer. Officer Derek Chauvin has since been sacked and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Speaking to The Guardian on the subject of rioting, Mike said: “It feels like nobody gives a shit when you’re black. That’s why you burn down your own community, not because you want to burn down your own community, but because you feel like nobody gives a shit.”

He continued: “It really does feel like nobody gives a shit, even when they do, because the media is […] not going to tell you that there were white people on the ground and black people on the ground, different races and sexes.
“They’re going to preach separation, they’re going to preach fear, conservatism v liberalism – they’re going to keep stoking those fires. So, we have some action to do now. Giving a shit is the first phase: now let’s progress it.”

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The interview was conducted before Mike’s impassioned speech to residents of his native Atlanta about the protests went viral on Saturday (May 30).

In that speech, he said: “We don’t want to see one officer charged, we want to see four officers prosecuted and sentenced. We don’t want to see targets burning, we want to see the system that sets up systemic racism, burn to the ground.”

In The Guardian‘s interview, meanwhile, Mike’s Run The Jewels partner El-P said: “I want motherfuckers to know that there are people from every cultural line that are ultimately not going to accept this.
“I don’t want them to think they are off the hook. I look at these riots and I see white people, black people, Asians, women and men – and I know this shit is coming to a head. It’s getting to the point where your whole system of racism does not apply any more to the spiritual and mental mindset of the new generation.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the pair also discussed their forthcoming record ‘Run The Jewels 4’, which they have decided to release for free in the wake of the protests.

“If anything, it’s a source of mild discomfort to us that our music is seemingly relevant,” El-P said. “The best thing that could ever happen to the world is if Run the Jewels was just blathering nonsense”

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