Sunday, December 5, 2021

Jaden Smith on ‘Becoming a Full-Time Inventor’ and Supporting A$AP Rocky

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*Jaden Smith is flipping the script on his career, announcing to fans that he’s “becoming a full-time inventor.”

“I want the world to know that I am switching professions and that I am becoming a full-time inventor,” Smith tell Complex. “I’m going to spend all of my time inventing new technologies because I think I’m better at that than making music.”

Smith, who just dropped a new album, ERYS, wants fans to know that he’s not quitting music all together. 

“I’m still going to make music because I invent new songs,” he assures. “I invent new ways to make music, but I’m not a musician.”

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Jaden has already jump started his new professional goals. As we previously reported, the son of Hollywood royalty took to Instagram recently to introduce his I Love You restaurant. According to the caption, the purpose of the food truck is to give “people what they deserve” by offering individuals living in L.A.’s Skid Row free vegan meals, Complex reports.

“The @ILoveYouRestaurant Is A Movement That Is All About Giving People What They Deserve, Healthy, Vegan Food For Free,” Smith explained in a post on Instagram. “Today We Launched Our First One Day Food Truck Pop-Up in Downtown LA. Keep A Look Out Because This Is The First Of Many #JADENinc”

As noted by EW, Jaden previously upped his philanthropic game back in March when his JUST goods foundation launched a mobile water filtration system called The Water Box. Smith teamed with Flint, Michigan’s First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church to bring clean water to the city, which has suffered from water contamination since 2014. 

The filtration system reportedly aims to “reduce heavy metals like lead, and eliminate harmful bacteria from the water” while “producing ten gallons a minute.”

“I’m not going to stop until I’m like Elon Musk,” he declares.

Meanwhile, in his interview with Complex, Smith also spoke about ASAP Rocky’s current legal drama in Sweden and calls from the hip-hop community to boycott the country. 

“Yeah, no, I can’t do it. We can’t do it right now. Definitely not right now. Us as the hip-hop community. I really feel like what’s happening right now is not okay, and I’m so, so, so upset. I want to get Rocky out and they keep not allowing people to visit him, unless it’s his lawyer, and changing his time when his trial is going to happen, and pushing it back two weeks,” he explains. “It’s so sad because I want to be with him right now to celebrate. And beyond all that, that’s just my homie and I don’t want him to be in jail—especially not somewhere he can’t be visited, or where we don’t know how he’s doing. It’s just really sad. Me and my family are continuing to reach out to his team to try to figure out how we can get involved and what we can do to.”

Read Jaden’s full interview with Complex here.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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