The 17-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Jaden is well-known for his bizarre musings, but he says it’s ‘an honour’ for people to think he is ‘crazy’. The actor/musician appears in the new issue of GQ, 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 honour, 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.’
Italian Galileo Galilei – who was a hugely influential astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher and mathematician during the Renaissance – wasn’t the only person Jaden compared himself to during the interview – he also revealed that he plans to be like underground graffiti artist 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.’ He added.