It turns out that those stories about Jaden Smith wanting to be emancipated from his parents for his 15th birthday have been blown slightly out of proportion. The “After Earth” star recently visited “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” with his father Will Smith and set the record straight about the recent rumor.
“Here’s the thing I need to explain: I’m not going anywhere,” Jaden clarifies. “The thing that people don’t get is that everything at his house is free. So I can get anything and everything that I want at his house, so I think I’mma be there for 20, 30 more years. But he says as soon as I have a movie that’s bigger than one of his movies, then I have to get my own house.”
The story originally started when Will told The Sun, “[Jaden] says, ‘Dad, I want to be emancipated.’ I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place, like ooh.” Will tells DeGeneres that he was just joking about the whole thing.
“I think I made a joke in Tokyo. I mean, my baby boy he’s never leaving me, ever,” he says. “No emancipation for the Smith kids.”
The Smiths’ next movie, “After Earth,” comes out on June 7.