“No Emancipation For The Smith Kids”: Jaden And Will Smith Say Rumor Was A Joke That Went Left, He’s Not Going Anywhere
Remember a couple of months ago when Will Smith spoke about Jaden thinking about becoming an emancipated minor? Yeah, that didn’t sit very well with most of you, what with many people thinking both Willow and Jaden are a little too grown and exposed as it is. The exchange went something like this during an interview with Metro New York:
Jaden, what happens when you’re 18 and Will kicks you out of the house.
J: We’ll probably work together ‘till he retires and he probably won’t retire.
W: [Laughs] No we’ve been talking about, he’s been thinking about becoming an emancipated minor.
J: Just thoughts that pop into my head.
They made a movie about that — a girl divorced her parents.
Rent that, get some tips.
W: [Laughs] No, it’s not like that. More the idea that, I want him to have as much command and freedom if he is willing to accept responsibility. Those are two concepts that are inexorably bound. So he’s a very responsible young man so he’s entitled to the maximum freedom. [To Jaden] I said “inexorably.” You heard that? Someone Google that for Jaden.
But now that other publications went haywire with the information in the last few days, while sitting down with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show to promote After Earth, they decided to clear the air when she asked what was the deal with that rumor:
Jaden: “See, here’s the thing you need to explain. I’m not going anywhere. The thing that people don’t get is everything at his house is free. So, I can get anything and everything that I want at his house, so I think I’ma be there for 20, 30 more years. But uh, he says that as soon as I have a movie that’s bigger than one of his movies, then I have to get my own house.”
Will: “Ain’t no reason to live at my house no more…[laughs]
Ellen: “So where did that come from?”
Will: “I think I made a joke in Tokyo. My baby boy is never leaving me, ever! But no, no emancipation for the Smith kids.”