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]