Jaden Smith Talks About Being Different and ‘Super-Duper Fly’

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Jaden Smith isn’t here to explain his sometimes-bizarre choices in fashion – like dresses and skirts and wearing a white Batman suit to prom. He is who he is.

Speaking with Variety, Jaden — son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith — said, “I’ve always been super-duper fly and super-duper different. People just start caring when they have a reason to start caring.”

He added that he’s known since “before I can talk” that he’s been listening to the beat of his own drummer. “I’ve always looked at life differently. I always knew no one was going to understand me… and that’s why I was so quiet. I was very calm, very to myself. I could tell I felt about life differently than other kids; I could tell by the way they treated me.”

The whole point of this conversation is because the 18-year-old has launched a new clothing line called MSFTSrep, for those who like to think outside the box. “It’s pronounced ‘misfits.’ I took the ‘I’ out of ‘misfits’ because we’re a team and there is no ‘I’ in team. It’s a place for the lost kids and everyone to go, and something for them to have.”

He said he created it for “the girl that wants to be a tomboy or the boy that wants to wear a skirt, and people try to condemn,” and he promises kids who want to be different that he’s “got their back.”

Smith is currently co-starring in Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix musical drama series The Get Down.