Like son, like father?
When Jaden Smith released the music video for his track “Icon,” the first single off his debut studio album, Syre, he likely didn’t realize the kind of epic homage his own father would create to celebrate the song’s success.
On Tuesday, in honour of Syre surpassing the 100 million streams mark on Spotify, Will Smith took to Instagram to share his shot-for-shot recreation of his son’s music video. Like almost everything the 49-year-old actor does on social media, the video is simply amazing.
Donning his son’s bleach blonde dye job and gold grill as he hangs out in a car, Smith’s remake is pitch perfect. He’s even got a few hilarious, very dad alterations in it, like a peek at his socks-and-sandals combo and his grill completely falling out of his mouth.
“Congrats on 100,000,000 @Spotify streams, Jaden!” the proud father captioned the video. “It is a Delicious Gift to a Parent to Admire his children. Keep Doin’ You!”
The Oscar-nominated superstar shared a similar sentiment at the end of his incredible short clip, congratulating his son on the album’s success and sharing his love.
For those who need a refresher, here’s the 19-year-old rapper’s actual “Icon” video:
Back in September, the former “Fresh Prince” star released his own new music with the track “Get Lit,” his first single in 12 years. For more on the song, which features Smith’s friend DJ Jazzy Jeff, check out the video below.