Jaden Smith Isn’t Not Galileo, Plus 9 Other Insights from ‘GQ Magazine’

So you agree? You think you’re a Renaissance philosopher.”

Jaden SmithTwitter prophet, The Get Down actor, and transcendent spawn of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, sat down for piping hot oatmeal (and then walked) with Zach Baron of GQ Magazine to spew insights that will leave you staring into an abyss, contemplating the meaning behind it all.

According to Baron, that’s what Smith wants: To mindf-ck you in to another galaxy. It’s early in the week, so why not divulge? Take ten hits from his chat with GQ to find inner peace and/or utter confusion from one, Sir Jaden Galilei.

1. He and his equally avant-garde sister Willow Smith are scientists who attend Mystery School.

“It dates back to like ancient Egypt, ancient Greece—like Plato, Pythagoras, all these students had mystery schools. And what they learned in there was sacred … Like, you couldn’t say the word dodecahedron … outside of one of the mystery schools or they would, like, kill you or whatever. Because it was such a sacred shape.”

2. We repeat, they are actively trying to f-ck with your mind.

“Me and Willow are scientists, so everything for us is a scientific test upon humanity.”

3. He thinks highly of himself, but ya know—in a humble way.

“I don’t think I’m as revolutionary as Galileo, but I don’t think I’m not as revolutionary as Galileo.”

4.  Hot oatmeal should be shoveled into one’s mouth during a 95 degree heat wave.

5. Prepare for the Instagram debut of his soon-to-be 16 foot tall pyramid that he erected in his parents’ home.

“Obviously I don’t have two miniature pyramids next to it.”


6. Smith wants to set up offices in MIT, where he has previously sat in on lectures, in order to bring new technologies to the world and teach people “how to be comfortable”.

7. He intends on taking class at multiple schools. At the same time. In separate continents.

“So, like, two in the United States, two in Europe, two in China, India, Russia, Africa, all at the same time.”

8. He hopes to die at the end of life… but not.

“Life is a process. At the end of the process, hopefully I’ll be dead, you know. Hopefully I just won’t be alive anymore. But I won’t.”

9. He plans on becoming a philanthropic Banksy within the next decade.

“No one will know where I am in ten years. They’ll see me pop up, but they’ll be like, ‘Where’d you come from?’ … I’ve been planning that since I was like 13.”

10. This is how he says goodbye to a reporter:

“Let me think. What do I want to say right now? Love yourself. And watch,” says Smith. The reporter asks, “Watch Jaden?” “No,” he replies. “Don’t watch Jaden.”

“I’m gonna say it one more time. Love yourself. And watch.”

We repeat: Jaden Smith wants to f-ck with your mind. 


Click here to read the rest of Jaden Smith’s interview with GQ.