Jaden Smith is bringing fans down the rabbit hole that is his mind in a wild new interview in which he claims to have been visited by his time-travelling future self, explains his belief in a Wakanda-like land and recounts discussing extraterrestrials with former U.S. President Barack Obama.
In a freewheeling interview with HuffPost, the 20-year-old son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith expresses his belief that a real-life Wakanda — the technologically advanced home of Black Panther — actually exists.
“The technology that we’re currently at is not the maximum of the human capability,” he says, “and that there are places in the world where their technology supersedes what we see here on a daily basis. It’s made by humans, and it should be acknowledged, and it should be looked at because it could heal a lot of problems.”
Smith also discusses time travel. “I figured out how to time travel in the future of my life, and my future self came back and told me that, so not yet, but I just try to do as much as possible. This is my full-time job. That’s the only way I can do it,” he proclaims.
While he admits he’d “be too scared to use a time machine,” if he could travel in time he “would go back and change [the] “Star Wars” [line] back to “Luke, I am your father” again,” he adds. “Because it was it before and somehow changed, because someone went back in time and changed it, and then I would go back in time and change it again, because it just bothers me. I wake up and I cry sometimes. I just want to change that.”
Smith also addresses the rumours of a “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” reboot, proclaiming, “Nobody really wants to see that… So the only thing I would fathom thinking about doing is playing the voice of a character in an animated ‘Fresh Prince’ series, and then one day in my life I will re-create an episode of the ‘Fresh Prince’ just on my own. Just a one-off for fun,” he says, adding, “I’m like the new Carlton.”
As for those stories that he asked Obama about the existence of aliens, he explains what actually happened. “Let me clarify the story for everybody. I never asked Obama about aliens ever in my life. What happened was, I was about to ask him, and then my dad says, ‘I’m going to make this go smooth. Don’t say anything, Jaden. Sir, Mr. President, my son Jaden has a question for you.’ I didn’t say anything. I didn’t say anything. President Obama asked me, ‘You want to know about the aliens?'”
According to Smith, Obama then added, “I can’t confirm or deny the existence of extraterrestrials… But if there was a time in a debriefing where I needed to be let known any type of information or if there needed to be a meeting, it would’ve or has happened in this room.”
You can read the interview in its entirety at HuffPost.