Jaden Smith recently dropped the Smith. He explained why in a new interview with Complex.
You want to know why? Because Willow’s name is “just Willow.” And everything is a character. I feel like I had to separate the things that I do as different characters. So, Jaden Smith is the guy that does the vegan food truck in L.A., and gets that out to the homeless people, and does the Water Box in Flint, and starts Just Water, and sits down with Al Gore. Jaden is just a musical artist.
However, later in the interview, he explains that he no longer considers himself a musical artist.
“I want the world to know that I’m switching professions and that I’m becoming a full-time inventor and that I’m going to spend all of my time inventing new technologies because I think I’m better at that than making music.”
If you’re a fan of Jaden’s music, don’t worry, he’ll still be making music.
“No, no. I’m still going to make music because I invent new songs. I invent new songs, I invent new ways to make music. But I’m not a musician. I’m an inventor. And Elon Musk is my idol and I’m not gonna stop until I’m like Elon Musk.”