Jaden Smith is well-known for his bizarre musings, but he says it’s ‘an honor’ for people to think he is ‘crazy’.
The 17-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith appears in the new issue of Exclusives, in which he revealed his plans for the future and how he feels about being a star at a young age.
‘It’s fun bro. That’s what a lot of people don’t realize. It’s fun. It’s so much fun. It’s the best thing,’ he told the magazine. ‘People think you’re crazy—I feel like it’s an honor, actually, for people to think I’m crazy.
‘Because they thought Galileo was crazy, too, you know what I’m saying? I don’t think I’m as revolutionary as Galileo, but I don’t think I’m NOT as revolutionary as Galileo.’
Galileo wasn’t the only person Jaden compared himself to during the interview – he also revealed that he plans to be like Banksy in the future, when he disappears off the grid.
‘No one will know where I am in 10 years,’ he insisted. ‘They’ll see me pop up, but they’ll be like, “Where’d you come from?”
‘No one will know where I’m at. No one will know who I’m with. No one will know what I’m doing. I’ve been planning that since I was like 13.
‘It’ll be kind of like Banksy. But in a different way. More of a social impact. Helping people. But through art installations…. You know what I’m saying? So I’m just dedicating my whole life to helping the world.’
In the meantime, Jaden plans to go to college, and told Exclusives: ‘I want to set up office at MIT just so I can learn and bring in new technologies into the world.’
He explained: ‘Me and [14-year-old sister] Willow are scientists, so everything for us is a scientific test upon humanity. And luckily we’re put in a position where we can affect large groups of human beings at one time.
‘And that’s what I really encourage kids to do, is learn the things that you want to learn, because then not only will school become fun, but it will make your dreams come true.’
Jaden insisted that he’s no wild child, but wants to be known as ‘one of the craziest’ people of all time.
‘I rarely go to parties,’ he said. ‘My whole life is just dedicated on learning and breaking like, the craziest records of life, and being like one of the craziest human beings to ever exist. That’s me… I just want to teach people how to be comfortable. Stop being so scared.’
Jaden echoed the same sentiment last year, when he and Willow took part in an interview with the New York Times.
He also told them: ‘Here’s the deal: School is not authentic because it ends. It’s not true, it’s not real. Our learning will never end. The school that we go to every single morning, we will continue to go to.’
Meanwhile Willow claimed that time is a concept she can control with her mind. ‘I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please,’ she said. ‘That’s how I know it doesn’t exist.’