Jaden Smith says aliens are real and that President Obama confirmed it for him

Jaden Smith, 14, is about to co-star with his dad, Will Smith, in a science fiction movie directed by M. Night Shamalan called After Earth. It’s out June 7th. I just watched the trailer, and I was surprised at how good it looks. I would go see it based on the trailer, but I’m going to wait and see what critics say. If this is a blockbuster hit, it will cement Jaden’s status as an up-and-coming teen movie star. He’s already proved that he can carry a film with 2010′s Karate Kid. His dad is helping him out significantly here, but the trailer makes it look like the movie focuses on Jaden and his quest to survive on a hostile planet. So we’re about to see a lot more of him.

Jaden has a new interview in Wonderland Magazine, and he talks about a lot of things – his music career, his fashion line, and his friendship with Kylie Jenner, whom he’s rumored to be dating:

On aliens, which he believes in
“I like aliens!” he says. “I think aliens are really cool, because they exist.” He’s got proof. On a trip to the White House with his dad (Men In Black superstar) Will, mother Jada and sister Willow, he found himself in the President’s Situation Room.

“I talked to President Obama about extraterrestrials. He said he could neither confirm nor deny the existence of aliens, which means they’re real. If people think we’re the only people that live in this universe, then something is wrong with them.”

On being honest in his rap lyrics
“That’s the type of artist I am. I let it flow out the way it’s going to flow out, and I don’t care what people are going to think about it. It’s really like a journey into my life – if you listen and pay attention to the lyrics. People like to hear honest things and that’s what really makes an artist. if you’re lying, you can disconnect from the story, and if you disconnect from the story then people won’t like you any more.”

On his Music
“Nobody was expecting CoolTape Volume 1, so absolutely nobody is expecting CoolTape Volume 2. Like, you have no idea what I’m going to do. You don’t even understand.”

On his fashion label, with two other friends
“It’s kind of just black on black. We all really like black, so almost everything in the line is black. Some would call it street goth. I would say it’s a fashion-forward street brand.

“I want it to be as big as possible, an all over the world thing. Because everybody can be a misfit. It’s not just a clique. People ask me if they can be misfits all the time. But everybody is a misfit.” Why’s everybody a misfit? I ask.

“I mean, they’re a misfit because they’re different. You’d have to ask them.” Do you ever feel like a misfit?

There’s a long silence.

“Every. Single. Second of my existence,” he sighs.

On Kylie Jenner
“I was in LA, we were all hanging out. Then I went to New York and she came too, and then she came here and surprised me, so that’s pretty baller. She’s one of my best friends. It’s pretty awesome.”

[From Wonderland Magazine]

If I wrack my brain hard enough, I can sort-of remember what it was like to be 14. My life was full of drama and acting out, although I’m sure it’s different for boys. So while this kid is growing up and going through adolescence, he’s making music, touring with Justin Bieber, acting in movies, and putting out a fashion line. It sounds like his parents are letting him do whatever the hell he wants. I don’t think it’s fair to him, and I don’t want to dig through his quotes and discuss what they mean. He’s 14 years old! His mom and dad are Jada and Will, and they’re raising their kids to be little stars who are treated like adults from a very young age. (Just like the Scientologists do it, although Will and Jada deny they’re Scientologists.) I kind of hate that they’re doing this to their kids. Kaiser reminded me that Willow has said she doesn’t want to be famous. It’s not like she has a choice.

In terms of the quote in the title, Will has told that story before about Jaden asking Obama about aliens. Will added the detail that Obama said “I can tell you if there had been a top secret meeting and if there would have been a discussion about it, it would have taken place in this room.” Maybe that’s what convinced Jaden, because if someone says there’s no evidence either way, that doesn’t mean it proves or disproves something. That’s pretty basic logic, although I’m sure that kind of education isn’t taught in the Smith household.

Photos from Wonderland by Rory van Millingen. Willow and Jaden are shown at the Kids Choice Awards in March. Credit: WENN.com

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  1. Nanea says:

    Will and Jada can deny they’re Scientologists till they’re blue in the face.

    Back when Jaden was filming The Day The Earth Stood Still with Keanu in Vancouver, Jada had $ciento textbooks with her and homeschooled Jaden and Willow.

    And that school they founded is based on the Study Tech principle and many teachers on the staff are active $cientologists.

    • Kim says:

      Well my kids are Baptist and attend a Greek Orthodox school.My sister’s kids are also raised Baptist and attend a Catholic school.I’m not equating Catholicism and COS but you can attend a religious school and not follow the religion. There is no reason to lie about being in COS especially years ago when these rumors first began. IF they were concerned about public opinion they would raise their kids differently.

      • mata says:

        That’s true, but the kids didn’t just attend a school based in COS. Will and Jada actually founded it based on COS principles and staffed it with COS teachers. They spent a lot more time with the Cruises, until Tom started getting flack for his COS connections and the Smiths were first rumored to be COS. I think they’re probably COS, but I also think they’re smart for not talking about it.

      • Keri says:

        Kim, if you aren’t an OSA person, you give a really good impression of one.
        That old chestnut, ‘not equating Catholicism and CO$’ is a well known cult phrase.

        ‘it’s possible to attend a school and not follow the religion’

        Considering CO$ thinks everyone is an SP and possible enemy, why would they accept non-$ci pupils? Wouldn’t they corrupt the other students with their wicked worldly ways? The curriculum is completely co$ based,(google Delphi school) and then tell us what normal loving parent in their right mind would willingly send their child there?

        Besides, it seems that Will and Jada have been keeping other secrets for years, so why would they tell us the truth about their association with a well-known, abusive cult?

      • Kim says:

        I dont even know what OSA means but if you want to think I am in COS more power to you. I am a Black female in Houston, TX. I attend Lily Grove Baptist Church.My kids attend
        Annunciation Orthodox school .I
        have no idea where COS is in
        Houston.So if my bio fits the profile of being COS or OSA member that’s a coincidence. But I can’t wait to tell my friends I was mistaken for a Scientologist on a gossip blog LOL

      • pop! says:

        The thing is, catholic/ortgodox schools are pretty respected for the education they give, I’m not going to infer about the evolution education given because i don’t know, but they have solid academic reputations.
        Scientology schools do not. I repeat Do. Not.
        What they are known for is churning out people with no/little life skills ill prepared for life in society. That is pointed out daily on any scientology post.
        Your argument is comparing apples to giraffes, they’re both made of cells but so what? They’re not really comparable unless you’re a biologist.

      • Sassenach says:

        Kim, I think it’s awesome that your kids go to Annunciation Orthodox. I wish my kids could go there. Its funny how small the Internet can be. I don’t attend church but I hear Lily Grove is excellent. I live in third ward so I know it well.

  2. Alexis says:

    Ugh. The Smith kids. LOL @ what he said about aliens.

  3. virginia5 says:

    not going to lie, I definitely think there is some other type of life ‘out there’

  4. Bird says:

    I absolutely LOVE Obama’s answers.

  5. Miss Kiki says:

    I don’t get why people have issues with these kids. They really do seem harmless enough, a common complaint is that Jayden is always pulling *that* face, meh he’s 14 and trying to look cool, I remember being 14 and boys were shaving lines into their eyebrows and Nike ticks into the back of their heads, it was lame, they grew out of it.

    • lovegossip says:

      Miss Kiki, I totally agree with you about how he will outgrow things. My issue with him is that he seems like a little brat. Maybe it isn’t his fault, look at his parents haha, but he seems very self entitled and very spoiled. He does whatever he wants and just gives off a vibe that I don’t think he will outgrow. She seems like she is trying not be like that, but may anyways? I don’t know.. poor kids.

      • Miss Kiki says:

        I respectfully disagree, that’s not a vibe I’ve ever got from him and off the top of my head I haven’t heard anything about him being difficult to work with etc. Speaking only about Will here, I’ve never heard anything bad about him in a professional sense and I get the feeling that it’s the kind of ethic he’d make sure his kids had before he pushed them into showbiz.

    • Naye in VA says:

      ITA, most male teens i know give off the same vibe as Jayden. They’ve grown up in the “cool” culture. Whatever. My brother has been a little pissant for the past five years, and he is just now starting to chill out at 18. That whole age group is know-it-alls with a few exceptions of some that are beyond their years.. And they all make that face when they photograph lmao. I think both children are beautiful, and their parents are professionals. I think time will bring the same maturity it brought all (most) of us. I dont think it’s fair to judge them for being kids.

    • Chicagogurl says:

      I remember Will from his Fresh Prince/rapper days and I think his son is a chip off the ole block. Will used to have a fun attitude and be into everything but he was really cocky about it. He’s admitted as much in interviews. I think the inflated ego is just hereditary. Now at 14 I would expect him to have a more extensive vocabulary and recognize he’s not doing this shit alone.

  6. LadyMTL says:

    Although I can’t deal with the whole brow-furrowing thing, I don’t hate this kid. I think (unlike Willow) he does want the fame and fortune and heck, he is only still 14. I’m not gonna dump on a teenager who’s probably still trying to deal with being Will Smith’s son.

  7. SydneySpy says:

    SydneySpy says “Bleach Can Damage Your Brain” and Jaden Smith confirmed it.

    Seriously, though, I wonder about these kids. The parents started it all when they saddled them with their own monikers. I just hope they don’t suffer the child-star curse, like so many before them.

  8. logan says:

    My positive feelings for Hollywood would fit on the head of a pin. Although I do like M. Night Shamalan movies. But more importantly what happened to Lindsay Lohan? Lets get our priorities straight folks, Lohan first, then aliens.

  9. Talie says:

    “He said he could neither confirm nor deny the existence of aliens, which means they’re real.”

    This is what happens when you don’t go to a real school.

  10. DanaG says:

    Wow black on black how cool and original no one has ever thought of that! Seriously good think mom and dad have plenty of cash. Working with dad again is a good thing they were good together in The Pursuit of Happyness. I don’t mind kids chasing fame as long as they have some sort of talent. He is a rapper too? ugh. What about school and education? I did wonder why he was “hanging” with a Kardashian but the new movie coming out answers that one.

  11. the original bellaluna says:

    Little boy, sit down and hush up.

    • tripmom says:


      This is why you don’t put your kids in the spotlight. He’s no dumber than any other 14 year old boy, probably. It’s normal to be dumb and still think you know everything when you’re 14. But lucky kids who are not in the spotlight do not have to have their every moronic comment and every stupid fashion choice broadcast to the world for ridicule, and recorded for posterity so it can haunt them for the rest of their lives. Be an idiot teenager in private like everyone else, so you won’t be quite so embarrassed by it later.

  12. bravocueen says:

    Did Willow say she didn’t want to be famous? What about her whole singing career thing? I don’t pay a lot of attention to that whole family, I’m rather MEH over it all. Although, I’d tap Will — If I had an open marriage that is :)

    • ctkat1 says:

      Willow apparently recently told her dad that she didn’t want to be famous and she didn’t want to play “Annie,” which he had set up for her.
      About 6 months or a year ago (right around when she shaved her head, I think?) she seemed to be struggling a bit with the fame from her songs and the movie career her parents were setting up for her…

    • LAK says:

      I’ve read quite afew Willow interviews/quotes over the years and I’ve come to the conclusion that she’s stuck doing something she never truly wanted.

      Her first interviews, around the time of her hair single were like Hushpuppy’s interviews during her oscar run ie enthusiastic in the beginning and boredly resigned and alittle fed up by the end. Sometimes Jada would interject a comment along the lines of ‘this is what she wants, so we are supporting her coz we are show business pros.’

      It makes you think about all the times you changed your mind about what you wanted to do as a grown up, always being certain that you new career aspirations were absolutely what you wanted as opposed to the previous career aspirations. The difference is our parents humoured us and told us to finish high school/university before branching out or just laughed it off knowing we would love something else the following year, whilst Willow and Jaden’s parents took it seriously and paid for the new career. If Will is the common denominator that doesn’t care how early the kids start their careers, then his two wives either enabled (Jada) or insisted the kids finish high school first (sherri).

    • the original bellaluna says:

      There’s a quote that’s something along the lines of “Dad, why can’t I just be 12?” in the story about Annie.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      There is something so attractive about Will Smith. Maybe it’s his sense of humour, idk, but I do find him very attractive. I was disappointed to find that so much links him to $cientology. Prior to that bit of info, I was way into him.

  13. Samigirl says:

    “If people think we’re the only people that live in this universe, then something is wrong with them.”

    I kind of agree. Maybe not with the “something wrong with them” part, but I agree it would make someone VERY close minded.

  14. Nev says:

    Ahhhh he’s 14!!!! Let’s allow him to have his wide-eyed excitable outlook!!!! Go on Jaden!!!! Haha

    • jaye says:

      Exactly! Who hasn’t listened to most 14 year olds they’ve encountered and kind of rolled their eyes at things they’ve said. Or their “the world revolves around me and I’m the only one who feels this way and you don’t understand coz your old” attitudes. My son was the same way when he was 14 and now that he’s almost 18 he has calmed that down a bit. Almost all of them are a bit “bratty” at 14.

  15. Sweet Dee says:

    To be clear, it’s extremely statistically improbable that there’s NOT life on other planets. Yes, aliens almost certainly exist.

    I don’t think they come here and diddle people or plant fossils, of course. The closest one to us is most likely a bacterium or something.

  16. lovegossip says:

    He looks JUST like Will. Wow

  17. FreeSpiritedGirl says:

    I agree with Jaden. Aliens DO EXIST. If you watch Ancient Aliens series on History channel, you will agree.

    • Sweet Dee says:

      There’s also a video where actual scientists go through and explain episode by episode why that show is bogus.

      • Katy says:

        Really Sweet Dee? Do you know where I can look up and watch the video? I watch Ancient Aliens all of the time and find it pretty interesting, but at the same time I disagree with many of their assumptions.

      • Erinn says:

        Ahaha, that show is a mess. I watched one that was about Oak Island, which is only a couple hours away from where I’m located. It was soooo funny. They were trying to say that the Holy Grail was stashed there, and that it was actually an alien tool that the Jewish people had while wandering the desert that gave people cancer. Yes. An alien tool to give people cancer.

      • Sweet Dee says:

        Sure, Katy! Sorry, I should have linked it before but I was a little busy. It’s just over three hours long, so don’t expect to watch it all at once:


        @Erinn, it’s kinda funny, right?
        My mom is obsessed with that show and she thinks I’m “narrow-minded” for not believing a word of it, yet she won’t watch the video that scientifically debunks and disputes it. I’m definitely a skeptic (my mom equates skepticism with narrow-mindedness), but I have seen a few episodes of that show and the entire video above. I would say that makes me the more open-minded one ;)

  18. Marianne says:

    I can’t stand this family. They are sooooo full of themselves. How many families do you know that name both their kids after themselves? I don’t know any. If they had a third kid it would be called Willada or something. Jada is always hard-faced and Will thinks he is gods gift – er, the alien gift, to the world. His acting is quite poor and cheesy and so very 1990s. I am tired of their egos.

    • Naye in VA says:

      i think its really cute that they switched the female and male names. All of my five siblings are named after my father (NOT in a George George George Georgina type of way. It makes nicknames pretty difficult, but all of our names are unique. I think my mom did it so my dad could have something in the marriage cuz she gets her way on pretty much everything else lol.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      I completely agree with this. They are all just so self-absorbed. It’s sick.

      Another one off the top of my head was Courtney Cox naming her daughter CoCo. Kinda the same principle. And Goop named her daughter Apple, and is actually obsessed with apples lol, though I dont know if that is as offensive.

  19. Severine says:

    OMG now some journalist will ask President Obama if aliens do exist. As if he didn’t have enough problems to worry about !

  20. pam says:

    they sure are pretty. both of them.

  21. Zombie Shortcake says:

    Awwww if a kid asked about the existence of Santa Claus, Obama would have said the same thing.

  22. Lisa says:

    Journalists interviewed kids and want wise answers?

  23. mel says:

    They seem like sweet kids but with very little parental control…which never ends well as we all know.

  24. eileen says:

    I know I’m in a minority here but I am SO happy a new movie from M. Night Shamalan is coming! I love him!

    As far as Jaden: he’s a kid-I give him a pass. I can’t gossip about kids.

  25. Rachel says:

    Did he learn that forehead crinkle from Justin Bieber?

  26. anneesezz says:

    I love Will Smith, but these kids seem super annoying and entitled. Acting like he’s tight with Obama makes him seem all kinds of douchey. But he’s a kid so I guess I’ll try to give him a break – for awhile.

  27. serena says:

    He should stop doing that expression, it kind of piss me off.

  28. Jane says:

    I have never seen any of those kids smile…EVER.

  29. RHONYC says:

    oh COURSE aliens exist!

    exhibit A: daddy’s BFF Tom Cruise.

    duh! ;-)

  30. lucy2 says:

    Jaden comes across as obnoxious, but he’s a kid, I don’t blame him. I blame his parents, who think it’s perfectly acceptable for their kids to have all that fame and multiple careers (acting, rapping, fashion line?) before they hit junior high. Poor Willow had to tell them no, she just wanted to be a kid.
    It doesn’t seem like there’s any balance of regular life or focus on education there, and in the long run, chances are that’s not going to turn out well for them.

    • Granger says:

      This. I can’t imagine going through regular old puberty, with all of the inherent drama, all while living in the public eye. At 14, most kids already feel so insecure and tender; imagine how devastating it would be to hear or read other people constantly criticizing or even ridiculing you on the world stage! I hope their parents shield Willow and Jaden from all of that, but I find it hard to believe that some of the nasty comments aren’t going to seep in and take a toll.

  31. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    “Nobody was expecting CoolTape Volume 1, so absolutely nobody is expecting CoolTape Volume 2. Like, you have no idea what I’m going to do. You don’t even understand.”

    Is this little boy serious? Does he think we are all going to freak out over his music, to the point where it will earth-shattering?? Im pretty up on current music and wasnt aware he did anything other than the Bieber duet for the Karate Kid… this kid is unbelievably narcissistic it’s sickening. And I blame his parents.

  32. j.eyre says:

    I was feeling extremely unaccomplished at my advanced age and then there is this kid. I’m not sure I knew how to properly tie my shoe when I was 14 and he’s got a music career AND a fashion line.

    Good heavens, no wonder no one invites me to parties.

  33. claire says:

    You know it’s funny. If I imagine this kid with a wide friendly smile his answers in interviews aren’t nearly as annoying! It really is the stupid faces he pulls that color my attitude toward him. Without the douchey facial expression, he seems like your typical 14-year-old boy.

  34. Dee Cee says:

    According to the bible we are all alien spirits from a distant land.. in this temporary testing dimension..

  35. I'm Gonna Leave Soon says:

    Shit I feel old having to ask this but he said Kylie Jenner was pretty baller?


  36. skuddles says:

    What the f*ck is this kid doing with his forehead and eyebrows all the time??? Does he think that looks cool?? Makes me want to smack him one.

  37. Dirty Martini says:

    These kids are cute in appearance but I see crazy in their future.

  38. Lux says:

    He’s making that same stupid face Justin Bieber does whenever he’s photographed.

  39. Agnes says:

    Meh. He’s just a stupid 14 year old kid. Despite his parents, his upbringing, his privilege, he’s only 14. I can’t really rag on him.

  40. silver says:

    “I talked to President Obama about extraterrestrials. He said he could neither confirm nor deny the existence of aliens, which means they’re real.”

    ummm that’s not what “neither confirm nor deny” means, honey. pull up your bottom lip and go back to school.

  41. PortlandJan says:

    Sorry, but I just don’t find either of these kids engaging at all. Especially Jaden with the Justin Bieber facial expression. By the way, Jaden, refusing to confirm/deny the existence of aliens is NOT proof that they exist. Sorry!

  42. Asdfg says:

    Cute, how he took Obama’s comment so seriously! Hahaha! I believe in aliens too, though, sooooooo! LOL!
    I did laugh out loud at his response in the interview! He will be a cutie when he gets older! :) As for his sister… She will definitely have every man/woman turning their heads! Will and Jada will/have their hands full for both their children that’s for sure!

  43. mac says:

    He makes the same stupid face that Justin Beiber makes in ever picture. He wears the same diaper pants too. UGH.

  44. dcypher1 says:

    Our government has know aliens exist for a long time now. I think its time they finally debrief the public and let us know the truth. I dont think there would be any hysteria about it. I think were intelligent enough know and not go crazy. I think we would all just be like I knew it all along. Disclosure now we the public have the rite to know the truth.

  45. Melanie says:

    I think Tom Cruise made a similar statement about aliens. It was something like, “How could you be so arrogant to think we are the only beings like us in the universe? Of course there are aliens.” So that quote from Jaden sounds very scientologist to me.