Look, I get that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are supposed to be the “cool parents” – like Amy Poehler in Mean Girls – when it comes to raising Jaden and Willow Smith, but something’s gotta give, here. These kids are fucking WEIRD, way too grown for their own good and will either need serious counseling to become functional adults or they’ll just go off the rails and live in some wilderness commune as they wait for Xenu to come back and rescue them on his spaceship.
The latest from the Smith camp is that apparently Willow and Jaden are “obsessed” with snakes, to the point that they sleep with them every single night.
“Willow is obsessed with snakes,” a source tells Us Weekly, adding that Jaden, 15, “cuddles” with them in bed.
“She has 10 sleeping in her room,” the source adds of the 13-year-old, “and some aren’t in cages!” She isn’t the only Smith family member who adores the serpents. Her brother Jaden refers to his sister’s pets as his “girlfriends,” the insider tells Us. “They slither into his bed and curl up with him!”
Apparently the snake love has become a family affair, as even Jada told Redbook:
“I’ve always loved snakes but was afraid of them,” she told Redbook magazine. “But Willow had wanted this one snake forever. She’d go into the pet store and pick it up and wrap it around her. I’d never touched a snake before, and I put out my hand, and Beauty [mimics the snake slithering up her arm]. I’ve been in love with her ever since. I said to Willow, ‘You did Mommy a big favor. You helped me overcome a fear.’”
Between sharing open-mouth kisses with his father and listening to the alien gods as they direct his next move, Jaden Smith also does a little bit of music. His sister, Willow, also does some pretty good music inbetween being a “normal 12-year-old”. Well, the two have got together for a new song called ’5′, which Willow posted on her Soundcloud account this week:
Is it wrong that I’ve listened to this about seven times and really, really love it? I just can’t help myself. I think Willow’s got a great voice and this song could have definitely done without Jaden, but in general, I really, really like it. Kids singing about smoking and kissing and stuff is a bit precocious, but whatever. I wish Willow would do an album.
Lady Gaga is my goddamn queen right now. Look at her, showing up all normal (for her) and stuff! This is exactly what she needed to wear to the 2013 MTV VMA’s. I’m getting Angelina Jolie 2000 Oscars flashbacks. And a little Vampira:
She looks so pretty. So sane. Please let me like you again, Gaga. Please. (Note: this was written before her performance. Who knows how I’ll feel after I see that.)
See the best, worst, and WTF of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards fashion below! And there were so many WTFs. I couldn’t choose just one worst or WTF. I don’t think you can blame me either.
Will Smith proved how affectionate he and his son Jaden are when a TV host, well, basically asked them to prove their affection. They were talking about the Smiths’ huge, delightful box office failure, After Earth, and how the father and son characters aren’t very close. Will Smith decided that the only way to show their real-life closeness was to grab a very unwilling Jaden and give him an open mouthed kiss. Everyone made a big noise and Jaden was horrified. (Start video at 4 minutes and 25 seconds).
Yeah, he’s just playing around, I get it. Now tell us about how your dad kissed you open mouthed on television.
In case you cared to have an update on this story, Jaden Smith and Kylie Jenner were reportedly dating as of a few months back when they were seen hanging out in London together, blah blah blah. Now, however, Jaden – who, lest we forget, is only 14, has spoken out about the supposed romance for the first time, insisting that they’re just friends. AS MOST KIDS HIS AGE SHOULD BE.
“I love Kylie and I love [her sister] Kendall [Jenner]. They’re just really good friends,” he explained to Seacrest.
“We all just kind of hang out because we live in the same neighborhood and they’re really cool girls. I love hanging out with them. They’re just friends.”
Well, that’s fair enough. Maybe he listened to Papa Will‘s advice about not having a girlfriend. Besides, again, they’re just kids. Go ride your bike or play video games or do whatever that’s NOT dating. You have the whole rest of your life for relationships – enjoy being a kid while it lasts!
Will Smith and his family are LOADED, make no mistake. Not only are he and Jada making bank, but now both kids (sorry – “mini adults”) are “in showbiz”. I put that in quotes because they’re not really doing any particular thing – at least not Jaden; Willow‘s been whipping her hair back and forth for a few years now. One might think that it was Will and Jada’s influence that made the kids want to follow in their parents’ footsteps, but he wants you to know that’s not the case – he never pressured them into the industry!
“It may seem like we have pushed our kids into the business, but that is absolutely insane. I would never, ever, push somebody to have their face on a poster that’s going be everywhere in the world. He is making a choice from the informed. It’s less scary to me than if he wanted to be a dentist in that I couldn’t help with what he’d chosen. I have relationships with some of the biggest filmmakers and actors and producers on Earth. So I can be a huge help.
Willow chose singing and then un-chose it. She said, “Daddy, I want to go to school with my friends during the week, and I want to hang out with them on the weekends.” At the peak of “Whip My Hair,” she’s like, “Daddy, I’m done.” I was like, “Wow, wow, wow. No, baby, I got Annie [the upcoming movie remake, co-produced by Jay-Z], you know. It’ll be New York, you’ll be with Beyoncé. You can bring your friends.” And she said, “Daddy, I got a better idea. How about I just be 12?” At the end of the day, it has to be their choice.”
Well, fair enough, though I bet he wasn’t all that happy that Willow chose to back out. Good for her, though – she actually seems like a pretty cool kid and it takes a pretty mature one to be like, “Nah, not trying to be famous right now, I’m good.” As for Jaden, he’s just insufferable.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith have a way kewl and modern approach to parenting Willow & Jaden: treat them like adults! They may end up with a completely warped view of reality and might even want to emancipate themselves prior to reaching legal age, but, by golly, won’t you be smiled upon in the parenting community!
We respect our children the way we would respect any other person. Things like cleaning up their room. You would never tell a full-grown adult to clean their room, so we don’t tell our kids to clean their rooms. Actually, we tell our kids ‘you don’t have a room, that’s our room and we are letting you borrow it.’ So the same way you would say to an adult if you let them use car, you say, ‘Yo man, clean my car! Don’t drive around all filthy like that!’ And it’s perfectly reasonable for you to want an adult to clean your car, so we feel it’s perfectly reasonable to ask our kids to clean the rooms that we are letting them use.
Alright, that I can get down with. However, there are going to be times your 14-year-old gives you shit because they don’t feel like doing what you’ve asked them to do and they don’t give you the same respect you give them, and that’s when you have to lay down the law. But Will’s laying it down in a different way: by totally embarrassing Jaden over those emancipation rumours.
Yeah, that was a joke! I made a joke. He is definitely not going anywhere; he is so scared of being out on his own. Willow is probably going to be emancipated before Jaden! I think I was in Tokyo where I made a joke that if he has a day where his movie is bigger than one of mine then there’s no reason for him to live in my house. His 15th birthday is coming up so he can probably be emancipated.
I don’t really get the joke, but whatevs. This whole family is meant to come off as so likeable and together, but there’s something just bizarre of them. You know, besides their massively inflated egos and the weird marriage shit.