It is not easy being stuck in the shadow of a prominent parent.
And Jaden Smith mused on how he was going to tell his Fresh Prince father Will he ‘failed’ during an epic social media meltdown on Wednesday.
The disillusioned teenager also insisted he was going to leave Los Angeles due to the ‘bad things here’ as he underwent a existential crisis live on Instagram.However it seems there may have been a rather underwhelming trigger to his epic rant, which he later deleted, as he was sitting in his car at a Department Of Motor Vehicles centre, the location where one goes to sit a driving test.
The 18-year-old said:
‘It’s going to be so funny to tell my dad that I’ve failed straight up.’
Thankfully an obliging toady was on hand to give him a pep talk, insisting he was not a failure after all.
However he was on a roll, and soon moved the discussion to broader matters.The self-styled rapper said:
‘I’m about to move out of LA. There’s a lot of bad things here. Create the life that you want for yourself.
‘Everybody follow your heart, you know what I’m saying? Do exactly what you want to do, be who you want to be.
‘Don’t try to be somebody else. It’s hard these days to really create the life you want for yourself because there’s nobody really here that’s like supporting the youth or the youth’s creativity.’
But it seems he is planning to unleash creative work of his own that will be even better than his Karate Kid reboot.