Will Smith appeared on BBC Radio 1Xtra to chat about Concussion and his career, but naturally the interview with rapper and on-air personality A.Dot also wanted to talk about his famous family. When asked if he and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, had consciously encouraged their kids Willow and Jaden to express themselves so freely, he joked, “I think it may have been a mistake. I think we may have gone too far.” On a more serious note, A.Dot asked him about how he handles people who make fun of Jaden’s gender-fluid sartorial choices, which includes his modeling gig for Louis Vuitton’s Womenswear. Smith doesn’t address it directly, but he does throw his support behind his son’s choices.
“There’s a really powerful internal quality as an artist that as parents we courage. You gotta get out on the edge. You have to try things. You have to be comfortable doing things that people don’t agree with, and you have to be comfortable doing things that you could fail [at]. And Jaden is 100% fearless. He will do anything, you know? So as a parent, it’s scary, it’s really terrifying, but he is completely willing to live and die by his own artistic decisions, and he just doesn’t concern himself with what people think.”