In the past few years, Jaden Smith has gone from a celebrity son to a bonafide actor and rapper in his own right. As he developed his own identity as an artist, Smith became known for a number of things including his dreads, Batman, and his very cryptic tweets.
HuffPost managed to speak with the star of the forthcoming film Skate Kitchen, and attempt to uncover the real meaning behind some of Jaden’s strangest tweets. He explains a few of them with ease, while others, well he’s just as lost as the rest of us.
For example, the publication asked about this super odd tweet from 2014:
“I really don’t know where my head was at with that one,” Jaden confessed. “Yeah, I love that one. That was like an abstract painting in the form of words. The visuals that get created in your mind when you say that sentence, I created those visuals in your mind.”
His tweets often get both philosophical and scientific, making the rest of us wonder if we simply aren’t on Smith’s level. Take this one for example:
“This one comes from a study that a scientist was saying, that the way that the eyes perceive reality is not the way we actually see it,” Jaden explained. “So, like, we can only see three base colors, but there’s so much more on the electromagnetic spectrum of light that we could see, but our eyes are just not capable of seeing, which brought me to the realization that what we see on an everyday basis is not actually what’s there. It’s actually only what we can take in.”
He continued, “And I also took in another study that...our eyes are kind of like mirrors in a sense to where they perceive things and then they flip. We take in the information upside down and then the brain flips it right side up so that we can see it right side up...and I was like, if we take in the raw visual information upside down and mirrors portray things in reverse, then they’re not real. We’re living in the Matrix.”
Oh yes, this totally all makes sense now (??).
Of course, one of his most confusing tweets is when he typed in English that he didn’t speak English.
“That’s true! That’s true! Because I’m not gonna be categorized as a human,” the 20-year-old insisted. “‘Oh, humans are supposed to do this or act like this’ or ‘people are supposed to act like this’ or ‘people are supposed to be this.’ I’m my own thing. Don’t judge me off some standards that were made up before I was born. I’m doing my own thing.”
Hopefully this clears a few things up for y’all, because admittedly I’m still a little lost. Check out the rest of Smith’s explanations here.