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Jaden Smith Is Very Aware That No One Really Understands Him

It's Jaden's world and we're just living in it.
Jaden Smith arrives at Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood at NeueHouse Hollywood on Aug. 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Jaden Smith arrives at Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood at NeueHouse Hollywood on Aug. 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Thanks to his penchant for gender-neutral dressing and his endless stream of philosophical tweets, Jaden Smith has become one of Generation Z’s biggest cultural icons.

It seems the kids these days ― like Kylie and Kendall Jenner ― really connect with him. For anyone born before the mid-1990s, however, Smith’s ~ambiguities~ might not make much sense. And he’s totally aware of it. 

“I’ve always looked at life differently,” the 18-year-old told Variety in a recent interview. The actor covers the Power of Young Hollywood issue.

Jaden Smith on the cover of Variety's Power of Young Hollywood issue. 
Jaden Smith on the cover of Variety's Power of Young Hollywood issue. 

“I always knew no one was going to understand me — since before I could talk — and that’s why I was so quiet. I was very calm, very to myself,” he said. “I could tell I felt about life differently than other kids; I could tell by the way they treated me.”

Smith embraces his unique outlook on life when it comes to his style ― which garnered him a spot in Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2016 womenswear campaign ― as well. To put it bluntly, he doesn’t care what people think. 

“I’ve always been super-duper fly and super-duper different,” he said. “People just start caring when they have a reason to start caring.”

Tell ‘em, Jaden. 

To read more from Jaden’s interview with Variety, head to their website

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