Jaden Smith will be celebrating his 15th birthday this July and asked his parents, Will and Jada, for a pretty surprising present: he wants to be emancipated so he can have his own place.

Will told UK's The Sun, "I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place, like ooh. That’s the backlash. On the other side, if kids just want to have command of their lives, I understand.”

Apparently this is more about personal freedom than financial wants and needs. Jaden will join Will in the upcoming After Earth, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, which drops later this month.

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[via AllHipHop]