Will Smith isn’t too concerned that his son is out in public wearing dresses.
Jaden has come under a lot of scrutiny for not wanting to be labeled and having the guts to wear women’s clothing. But during an interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra, Jaden’s famous dad explained he and wife, Jada Pinkett have always encouraged their kids to have freedom of expression.
“We may have gone too far,” he joked. “There’s a really powerful internal quality as an artist that as parents we encourage. You got to get out on the edge. You have to try things. You have to be comfortable doing things that people don’t agree with and you have to be comfortable doing things that you can fail.”
He added, “Jaden is 100% fearless. He will do anything. As a parent, it’s scary, it’s really terrifying but he is completely willing to live and die by his own artist decisions.”
But don’t get it twisted, although the Smith kids have freedom of expression, doesn’t necessarily mean they have freedom. According to Will, his 15-year-old daughter, Willow, does have a curfew. “Willow is a 15-year-old girl, so we try to have the same rules [as the boys] but it’s a different world. So we’ve been struggling with that.”
Will has three kids, son, Trey, 23, Jaden, 17 and Willow, 15.
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