Gay love? Exploring Jerrod Carmichael and Tyler, The Creator’s relationship

Jerrod Carmichael and Tyler, the Creator.

Who is Jerrod Carmichael?

Jerrod Carmichael is an American comedian, producer, and actor. He is famous for his role in the dark comedy-drama “On the Count of Three.” As a producer, Carmichael created and starred in the semi-autobiographical NBC sitcom “The Carmichael Show.” He also produced the HBO comedy show “Love at the Store.”

Jerrod Carmichael’s full name is Rothaniel Jerrod Carmichael. He was born on April 6, 1987, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. The comedian is 37 years old as of July 2024.

About Jerrod Carmichael’s sexuality

Jerrod Carmichael is openly gay. He came out as gay in his 2022 comedy special, “Rothaniel.” After coming out, Jerrod shared that he felt uncomfortable about his sexuality due to his religious Southern upbringing. He also revealed that the topic of sexuality is often a subject of mockery in the comedy industry. 

In a 2024 interview with Esquire, the comedian stated:

“I still think saying you’re gay is saying something’s wrong with you. And so much of comedy is just gay jokes. As long as people continue to laugh at it and mock it, and as long as it’s a punchline, it’s going to be scary for somebody. It’s scary for me.”

Who is Tyler, the Creator?

Tyler, the Creator is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and fashion designer. He is famous for hit songs like “EARFQUAKE,” “Yonkers,” and “WUSYANAME”. Tyler is also known for his unique fashion style.

Tyler, the Creator’s real name is Tyler Gregory Okonma. He was born on March 6, 1991, in Hawthorne, California, USA. The rapper is 33 years old as of July 2024.

About Tyler, the Creator’s sexuality

Tyler, the Creator is assumed to be gay or bisexual, as some of his lyrics suggest. In a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, the rapper described himself as “gay as fuck.” In another interview, he stated that he had a boyfriend when he was 15. Tyler’s music also contains references to same-sex relationships and attractions. 

For example, in his song “Sorry Not Sorry,” he said: 

“Sorry to the guys I had to hide. Sorry to the girls I had to lie to.”

In another of his song “I Ain’t Got Time!” Tyler, the Creator raps:

“I’ve been kissing white boys since 2004.”

His song “Wilshire” also features lyrics that references bisexual relationships:

“I could f#ck a trillion bitches every country I done been in. Men or women, it don’t matter, if I seen ’em, then I had ’em.”

Although Tyler, the Creator has been romantically linked to both men and women, his sexuality remains a subject of debate.

Tyler, the Creator’s sexuality remains a subject of debate, just like his relationship with Jerrod Carmichael.

About Jerrod Carmichael and Tyler, the Creator‘s relationship

Jerrod Carmichael has been very open about his crush on his best friend, Tyler, the Creator. In an episode of his series, “Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show,” Jerrod spoke about his love for Tyler, the Creator. He told the audience that he would not recommend falling in love with a best friend.

In his words:

“Things started getting weird between us. I had these feelings, so I texted him. I remember saying, ‘I know you didn’t ask for this, but somewhere down the line, I developed feelings for you and I don’t know what to do with that.’ Then I immediately turned my phone off and went into therapy.”

In response to Carmichael’s declaration, Tyler, the Creator sent a voice note in which he jokingly called the comedian a “stupid bitch.” Although his affections weren’t reciprocated, Jerrod still invited Tyler, the Creator to be his date to the Emmy Awards. However, Tyler politely declined the offer.

Towards the end of the episode, Jerrod and Tyler discussed how their friendship had suffered due to Jerrod’s crush.

The gay comedian explained:

“It’s because I told you I had feelings for you and we didn’t talk about it ever. That was, like, weird. I don’t know if it was just too awkward to talk about or just too . . . I don’t know. I feel like you left me hanging out there a little bit.”

Tyler, the Creator responded:

“Yeah, I did, and I think I just brushed it off. Getting news like that and then avoiding it is a way to avoid change.”

Later on, during his set at Coachella in 2024, Tyler, the Creator said:

“Probably seen my homie tried to f#ck me on camera – it was terrible. I told the nigga no, and he said, ‘But what if we filmed it?'”

In an interview with Esquire in April 2024, Carmichael admitted that he does not know where they stand regarding their friendship. He added that he does not regret anything, despite Tyler’s rejection and the ensuing awkwardness.

In his words:

“I think every conversation in the show has made the relationship better, at least more honest. But I think we’re good.”

Jerrod Carmichael and Tyler, the Creator, have been friends for years, but Jerrod admits he has developed feelings for the rapper.

About Jerrod Carmichael’s relationship and boyfriend

According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Jerrod Carmichael is currently in a relationship with his boyfriend, Michael (Mike). On an episode of “Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show,” Carmichael shared that he was cheating on his boyfriend but would be hurt if Michael cheated on him. He added that his partner doesn’t shame him for having sexual attraction outside of their relationship. 

Carmichael and Michael have an open relationship, and according to the comedian, they often have threesomes together. Carmichael’s boyfriend, Mike, is a writer who is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Iowa.

Jerrod Carmichael and his boyfriend, Mike, in a scene from Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show.
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