Jaden Smith is a 14-year old on a mission. That mission is to conquer the entertainment world. Starring in hit movies “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “The Karate Kid,” releasing his very own music, touring with Justin Bieber and having his own clothing line are helping Jaden to become an entertainment and business mogul before he can even vote. Jaden recently took a quick break and sat down with The Life Files to talk about the best advice his dad ever gave him, his fashion and more. Check out the interview highlights below:
On his fashion line:
It started off with the music and in my raps I would always refer to me and my friends as ‘msfts.’ Then we trademarked it and started making these shirts and stuff and everything and I started really getting into fashion. And then once I started really getting into fashion, I started making everything and I got my sister involved and then it’s like a full on thing that we’re doing now. That’s where I get all of my like, cheetah pants and zebra pants. I probably get criticized most from that.
On his feelings on reality TV:
I watch like, Steve Jobs interviews, I don’t really watch TV. I stopped watching TV when I turned like ten because my parents were like, ‘TV’s really bad for you.’ I’ll watch movies I like to see, Steve Jobs interviews, something that’s going to make me smart and then go to sleep. I always have to go to sleep with the TV on though. I’m always watching something, I just don’t like watching TV. I don’t like being sold something every five minutes a commercial comes up.[...]We have iPhones now. If I want to see [what my family has] coming up I [would just] Google it.
On the best advice his dad ever gave him:
My dad one time told me, he was like, ‘The only time you should lie is when someone’s holding a gun to your head and says ‘Okay, lie or I’m going to shoot you.’ And that really stuck with me. I think about that a lot. I used to not be really honest with girls and then I dropped a song called ‘Starry Room’ and then I started turning over a new leaf. Now, I’m completely honest with girls all the time and they just get mad at me.
I had recently gotten out of a relationship so I made this song that was really heartfelt for me — some of my best lyrics. Me and that girl’s anniversary was gonna come up so I decided to drop it and [interviewer interrupts: How long were y'all together!? Anniversary?! Six years, ten years!?] *laughs* It was like a month-iversary. You know how teens are.