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Jaden Smith: It’s an honour for people to think I’m crazy

Published 20/10/2015

Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith has been planning to disappear from the spotlight in 10 years time.

After Earth actor Jaden Smith wants to be one of the “craziest human beings to ever exist”.

The 17-year-old son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has become known for his unusual sense of style and off-the-wall statements, but the young star doesn’t mind people thinking he’s weird; he’s making it his goal to go down in notoriety.

“My whole life is just dedicated on learning and breaking, like, the craziest records of life, and being, like, one of the craziest human beings to ever exist,” he told America’s GQ 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?"

While Jaden doesn’t think he is as revolutionary as the Italian astronomer and physicist he hopes to follow in his footsteps. The star and his 14-year-old sister Willow consider themselves “scientists” and enjoy observing human nature.

“Everything for us is a scientific test upon humanity," he said. "And luckily we're put in a position where we can affect large groups of human beings at one time."

Jaden also likes to use his hands as much as his head and enjoys building things in his free time. He has built beds, closets and a 12.5 foot tall pyramid, and his long term goal is to disappear from public view only to resurface to display his work.

“No one will know where I am in 10 years,” he continued. “They'll see me pop up, but they'll be like, 'Where'd you come from?' No one will know where I'm at. I've been planning that since I was like 13... It'll be kind of like (reclusive artist) Banksy but in a different way. More of a social impact. Helping people. But through art installations."

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