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Jaden Smith Asks Will & Jada To Be Legally Emancipated For His 15th Birthday

Submitted by on May 15, 2013 – 11:15 amNo Comment

When you are the son of Will Smith, arguably one of the biggest actors in Hollywood, it’s safe to say that you have everything. So what did rapper/actor Jaden Smith ask his famous dad for his upcoming 15th birthday? The one thing not hanging in his closet: freedom!

“[Jaden] says, ‘Dad, I want to be emancipated,’” Will explained in a recent interview with The Sun. “I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place, like ooh. That’s the backlash. On the other side, if kids just want to have command of their lives, I understand.”

That understanding may come from working alongside his son, first in the 2006 flick The Pursuit of Happyness and, more recently, in M. Night Shyamalan‘s upcoming sci-fi blockbuster After Earth, which Will admits features the pair playing a father and son that eerily mirrors their real-life relationship. “It’s very similar for Jaden and me—your father’s the biggest movie star in the world,” he says, “and you’re struggling for your little piece of dignity in this extreme shadow.”

To get away from that “shadow,” Jaden might just get his wish when he turns 15 this July. “Well, the rule in our house is you can do anything that you want and we don’t pull the parent card until danger is involved,” Will explained of his parenting style with wife Jada. “So we are not going to let you do something that injures yourself or will have long-term repercussions.”

Read Will’s full interview with The Sun here. Do you think Jaden should be legally emancipated from his parents when he turns 15?
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