On Wednesday, the 14-year-old After Earth star spoke with Ellen DeGeneres to address the reports about splitting from Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith on his 15th birthday in July.
“Here’s the thing I need to explain: I’m not going anywhere,” he said. “The thing that people don’t get is that everything at [Will’s] house is free. So I can get anything and everything I want at his house.”
He continued, “I think I’m going to be there for 20, 30 more years. He says as soon as I have a movie that’s bigger than one of his movies then I have to get my own house.”
Spoken like a true teenager.
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Rumors began swirling after Will spoke with The Sun about his son’s “gift of freedom” for his upcoming birthday.
“He says, ‘Dad, I want to be emancipated.’ I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place,” the elder Smith reportedly told the outlet. “[…] That’s the backlash. On the other side, if kids just want to have command of their lives, I understand.”
Will admitted to DeGeneres that the joke was taken out of context and there would be “no emancipation for the Smith kids.”