Will Smith’s Son, Jaden Says Kids Should Quit School + Rick Ross Explains Why He Still Supports Reebok After They’ve Dumped Him

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It’s safe to say Jaden Smith isn’t a fan of school, at least in the traditional since. The son of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith recently went on a Twitter rant about school, education and society. Jaden tweeted:

People Use To Ask Me What Do You Wanna Be When You Get Older And I Would Say What A Stupid Question The Real Question Is What Am I Right Now … All The Rules In This World Were Made By Someone No Smarter Than You. So Make Your Own….School Is The Tool To Brainwash The Youth…Education Is Rebellion….If Newborn Babies Could Speak They Would Be The Most Intelligent Beings On Planet Earth….If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society….Everybody Get Off Your Phones And Go Do What You Actually Wanna Do.

In 2008, the Smith’s founded their own school, ‘The New Leadership Academy’ in Calabasas, California and closed earlier this year. The academy’s learning environment taught learning, equality, offered organic meals, laptops for every student. And earlier this year, Will shared his parenting philosophy explaining:

I think that, specifically in African American households, the idea coming out of slavery, there’s a concept of your children being property and that was a major part that Jada and I realized with our kids. 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.”

Will and Jada have been mum on the subject. And in other news….


Rick Ross is still a big supporter of Reebok. Earlier this year, Ross was fired by the brand based on his controversial lyrics of ‘U.O.E.N.O’  where he raps,

“Put molly all in her champagne/she ain’t even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that/she ain’t even know it.”

The lyrics ignited protests and petitions from women’s rights groups and rape victims. In an interview, he explained why he still supported the brand,

I’ve been wearing Reebok my whole life. …Still got nothing but love for Reebok.

You live and you learn. I think the most unfortunate thing about the whole situation was just the fact that my lyrics offended some ladies, especially dealing with the topic of rape. It was interpreted as rape. I really wanted to make sure that I apologize to any woman that I offended in that way. I just wanted to make that clear. When I make music and I’m talking on records, it’s like I’m painting a picture. In my mind, I’m seeing a film. I apologize.

[Associated Press, Instagram, US Weekly]

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  • Razzi

    I get what Jaden is saying but it’s easy to say that when your parents are multi-millionaires. School is the only outlet for a lot of our youth. It is one of the only places they can go, get a hot meal, have people that care about them, and see that there is a future if they become educated. I dont agree with everything they teach in public schools; but i do think that schooling is the fundamental foundation to being able to grow up and THEN have the option to pursue whatever it is you want in life!

    • Shannon

      Well said…couldnt have said it better!!

  • Anonymous

    I understand what Jaden is saying also. I don’t think he is literally telling kids they should drop out of school. He is still in school himself. The never mention what level of education. With that being said he could be referring to college level. Let us not read more into what is being said.

  • A

    That whole family is nutz…..

  • Not A Fan

    I don’t think he literally meant drop out of school. His point, is a lot like the Mark Twain quote, “I have never let schooling interfere with my education.” Meaning, don’t allow the strict confines of the educational system (and society as a whole) stop you from growing, innovating and changing yourself and the world. It’s a pretty intelligent truth for someone so young to recognize.