'Tyler, the Creator' calls A$AP Rocky his “boyfriend''

This is the moment 'Tyler, the Creator' jokingly called A$AP Rocky his "boyfriend" in front of a cheering crowd at the swanky Mauro's Cafe in Los Angeles, California on Sunday [February 9, 2020]. 

The hip hop star, whose ambiguous sexuality has become a point of debate, appeared to be celebrating his birthday as he held the dessert aloft and danced by his table.  

Although the Grammy-winner's birthday isn't until March 6, the restaurant goers sang him 'Happy Birthday' regardless. 

Once the applause died down, the 'Who Dat Boy' rapper showed his appreciation for the confectionary, saying: "Thank you guys, that was from my BOYFRIEND A$AP Rocky."?

"Don't call me that. Don't call me that," replied a stern voice from the crowd. 

"Thank you baby," continued the 'Igor' songwriter, whose real name is Tyler Gregory Okonma. 

The musician, who rapped about being attracted to men in his 2017 track 'Flower Boy,'   is also known to have used homophobic slurs in some of his earlier music. 

In 2019 he declined to be interviewed for an article in the Los Angeles Times that explored homophobia in the rap industry.  

There are still relatively few openly-gay stars in the hip hop community. 

Last year Lil Nas X came out as gay and last month Mr Strange introduced himself to the British rap scene with YouTube video stating: "They think because I'm gay that I can't bully tracks."

R&B star Frank Ocean and Brockhampton rapper Kevin Abstract have also spoken about having relationships with men in their lyrics. 

A$AP Rocky is currently rumored to be dating Rihanna, following the demise of her three-year relationship with billionaire Hassan Jameel.