June 1st, 2010
07:45 AM ET

Jaden Smith raps like his dad Will

Young Jaden Smith appears to have not only gotten the acting gene from his famous parents, but also the musical one.

The son of superstars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett not only stars in the new “Karate Kid” remake, but he also jumps on one of the songs from the soundtrack.

Smith busts a rhyme on the single “Never Say Never,” as a guest artist on the tune sung by teen sensation Justin Bieber.

Smith appears in the music video, dancing a long side Bieber in the studio and spitting lyrics like “He’s older than me/and stronger than me/ And his arms a little bit longer than me/but he ain’t on a JB song with me.”

His father is a Grammy Award winning rap artist and his mother has fronted the rock band Wicked Wisdom.
Click here to watch the music video.

Post by:
Filed under: Celebrities • movies • Music

soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. seppie

    i really loved karate kid after i seen it in the movies i went to go buy another ticket to watch it again it was awsome and jaden i think ur so cute

    July 21, 2011 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Maria

    i love you I am from brazil e-mail:mariaceciliaexe@hotmail.com

    January 23, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Paulina

    I love you Jaden =)

    December 15, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. shante

    dnt be hatn on my BOO!!! JK bt i lyk this karate kis better than the other one cuz it relates 2 us more ( as kids hys age)
    and jo wat evr ur name is hoo do u thnk u r ppl cn post if they want to thts the hole point of this thng duh!!!

    October 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • shante

      it so cool.......im a day older than jaden........THAT IS A BEAST

      October 25, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kiki

    ouah moi je l'adore jaden ya ke d post de lui dan ma chambre il é tro bo il rap kome un dieu never say never et joue super bien la comédi

    September 24, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. joanea

    spooger stop hating and that goes to all of you hes all mine get your own do not post any more coments get your own

    September 12, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. kristel

    Hello Jaden Kristel’m still very good actor you have so much repuacion and when you grow up you will be equally or more famous than your father because yal support your family, I’m an island of Ibiza is pretty sure that if you want you like pasate you will not regret.
    Do not forget you’re full of fans everywhere who support you listen to the advice of your father really help you when you’re nervous. Be happy, very good luck in the future, I’ll always be your fan and always will support you

    kisses to you and your family

    Kristel born 07/26/1998

    September 9, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. @suellencarmo


    August 31, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. Alona Ray

    Hi my name is Alona Ray and I am Jaden Smith's #1 fan I have a fan site http://www.wix.com/aray1998/JadenSmithsnumber1fan and I haveva tshirt of him,tons of posters and I watched a everyone of his videos and I also have YouTube videos of me : Jaden Smiths #1 fan. I also have a facebook of him Jaden Smith's #1 fan. You can see lots of pictures and cool things to look at.

    August 18, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  10. ke ke

    All i got to all u HATERS is DONT HATE APRECIATE cause u no he got talent!!!

    July 23, 2010 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. RenanCarlos

    Muito bom o filme, show de bola mesmo. Dez vezes melhor que o original. O garoto Jaden tem futuro.. e Jackie Chan, o cara é d+...!!!!!!!! Tem que ter o 2 agora.... abraçera

    July 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Princess

    Jaden...Karate kid was really good..
    U are really cute.....

    I am from malaysia

    July 9, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  13. parker


    July 7, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |


    June 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. zoe

    hey sup jaden how ya doin wanna know my biggest secret about you i think your smoking hot also i want to make out with that nice mouth of yours and i am 9

    June 25, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  16. makayla

    hey im makayla and im 11 turning 12 so if you want to go out with me than text me on the email i gave you by the way good dancing in the music video never say never also i liked your voice and your hot text me back [ peace]

    June 25, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  17. magan...ilovjaden

    jaden is really talented! like wow! he can dance,rap...and act! wow jaden! ur doin ur thing! keeep doin wat ur doin nd dnt let haters get n ur way! they wish they were u! nd alot of gurls may lk u but ur smart enough to kno...sum just lk u becus ur famous nd rich....honestly i lk u becus ur hav a great personality nd ur cute but i need to get to kno u but sadly idk how wen ur busy 24/7 lol

    June 22, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  18. magan...ilovjaden

    omg i lov jaden! i wish he wasnt so busy! i mite b goin to cali but i just wanna go to c him! lol.....jaden smith is amazing....i wanna meet him nd get to kno him! he did a great job in karATE KID! I WANT HIM TO B MI KARATE KID! lol.....<3 ya jaden!

    June 22, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Margaret

    all I will say is $56 million and counting. Go ahead Jaden and starting counting your bank account. Let the haters hate!!

    June 13, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Wynda

    Any body who say Jaden aint got talent is a hater, just cuz he got it all and everthing u neva had don't mean he can't act or rap. I love Jaden and I aint bashing on him cuz he got everything, and so what if his parents got him where he is. He is just a kid, like me and even if his dad got him where he is u know he still would have been good so leave him alone and stop hating on him. U wanna say he aint nothing but rich well he is rich but he can rap and he can act so bag off!!!!!!

    June 13, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  21. Shelbei

    omg i love u jaden i wish that we knew each other it would be so cool andi loved u in KARATE KID it was so amazing is wish i was YOUR girlfriend.

    June 12, 2010 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  22. k8e!

    I am ready to go see that movie, "Karate Kid". My little sister (Carly, 6) is a tom boy and thinks that she is Jackie Chan. It's so funny to watch her pretend to be him after she sees the movie previews/trailers... 8)

    June 9, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  23. alice

    haters haters haters i hate all haters keep ur coments to ur selfs all u people that are all for will and jaden ur cool

    June 6, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Melise

    Jaden Smith & Will Smith <3

    June 6, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  25. karend

    People please stop commenting in Spooger post, he is either jealous or an idiot..if you feed him he want go away. Shoo...Spo shoo...

    June 2, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • take a look around

      It appears no one has been feeding him. All his comments are followed with... silence.

      Okay, so you are saying we should support Jaden. Though this is unrelated in terms of the persons involved, how about I ask you this question... should we support Miley Cyrus?

      June 2, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Spooger

      Just like you.

      June 2, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  26. karend

    All the haters out there, wow! This kid is 11 years old trying to make it in showbiz. Obviously there is talent there. Why give this guy a hard time. Sure he has famous parents in which together would have produced child with Talent. While you guys are blaming his success on the money and fame of his parents, you forget that WIll Smith has an older son Trey. Who has decided not to go in the business. He attends college and not at all in the spot light, as he could be too. So give Jaden his props and lets see what he does with it. Instead of talking this kid down lets support him.

    June 2, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  27. sweetp

    He looks cute in the movie and is probably doing a good job. But why call it the "Karate Kid'. In the preview they keep on saying kung fu this, kung fu that...he's doing kung fu not karate....so call it the "Kung Fu Kid".

    June 2, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  28. Wondering

    I am reading these posts on here and a lot of people are bashing Will Smith and his son...Let's see, Will Smith – Grammy award winning, Oscar nominated rapper/actor – he must be good at something. And if Jaden got ther part because of his dad, I have just one question....WHO CARES??? If all those people who are bashing them were in the same situation and had the chance to help their kids do the sane? You would do it in a heartbeat. And those who say they wouldn't, I will call them a liar straight, no hesitation.

    June 2, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  29. sage

    Lol!wow so much opinion on the upcoming kid of very famous parents in an old forgotten movie that will enjoy the rejuvenated interest in it!everyone of us deserve a shot at what we love..love life..don't hate but speak yo mind!

    June 2, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  30. hellochina

    i am agree with you Christina too.

    June 2, 2010 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  31. Dennis

    Jaden, you've got a great father! Will, you've got a great son!

    Wish you both decades of successful acting (or whatever you will choose later) careers!

    June 2, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |

    I'm wondering if you idiots were this negative about the remade Nightmare on Elm Street, or any of the other classics that found their way back to the big screen? I wish Jaden and his siblings (Trey and Willow) all the best, may they grow up to be all that they can be. Oh yeah bump the haters!!!

    June 2, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Spooger

      Will Smith should be concerned that a pedo like you is obsessed with his children. You need to be investigated.

      June 2, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  33. Why bash this?

    So many movies have been remade. Some were successful, some weren't. Just let him do his thing. If it works, great! If not, then it's a lesson learned. Grow up people. Like my parents used to tell me, "If you don't have anything good to say about someone, then don't say anything at all."

    June 1, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Philly to da bone!

    Ok, its a shame so many people are so nasty to a little child who happens to have talent. But on the real, so what this little boy has an inside track. And whos to say he is not in school? How many children takeover the family business each year...what's wrong with that. I think there are more important issues in the world than this. So please you rude people...find something else to criticize on. he is a child! And by the way, until you see the movie don't hate!

    June 1, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Regina

    I'm sick and tired of the whole family, nobody can act and every time I turn around there is another stupid movie from, what's his face? Oh! Will. The wife is the worst, and now the kid, too! Please do me a favor and take a long, very loong vacation with your cult members! Oh!, take Tom Cruise with you too!

    June 1, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |

      Regina, sounds to me like you are JEALOUS:(

      June 2, 2010 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Spooger

      @ILUVJADEN....she's not jealous, she's right. You're the one with the questionable obsession with a little kid. Your nick should be enought warrent a full investigation pedo.

      June 2, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Clay'El

      Well Regina why you hating all over Jaden Smith? Yes I mean i'm eleven and he's cute and I would date him but don't mean you gotta be going around hating. Because Jaden Smith and his whole family is very talented. Don't hate cuz they got money and you don't. THANK YOU VERY MUCH SHOW SOME RESPECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      June 6, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  36. lilgtogirl

    How is he just like his father? I don't remember Will Smith's father buying him fame with his millions. This is just a spoiled little kid who needs a hair cut. The one thing his father won't be able to buy him is any talent. If this little boy has talent he will make it on his own.

    June 1, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clay'El

      Don't be hating because, Will don't need to buy him talent cuz he already got talent. Like I say to all the other haters, DON'T HATE APPRECIATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      June 6, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • cheeseychoclate


      June 8, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  37. mushymushroom

    Compared to Billy Ray Cyrus' kid, I will take Will Smith's any day...! LoL!

    Seriously, Jaden seems promising, let's just give him a chance. I don't think Jaden wants to act or be famous like his dad, I think he just wants to be LIKE his dad and I don't see anything wrong with that because his dad and his mom for that matter are both GOOD people and deserving to be emulated.

    June 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boof

      Now that's original. Don't get enough Miley bashing on her articles, eh? Toad!

      June 2, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  38. CGill

    I think that all those who have negative things to say about Jaden or the Smith family should woory about their own children's futures. If you had the money and prestige that the Smith family has, you'd be doing the same thing for your children. If you have a problem with Jaden's talent, just make sure that the next child actor bashing won't be your own babies.....

    June 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  39. SmithNotARapper

    "Jaden Smith raps like his dad Will" - translation: He is a terrible rapper.

    June 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • RapIsCrapToday

      If you mean he is a terrible rapper because he doesn't curse in his songs and doesn't rap about cars, money, girls, drugs, and the like, then perhaps your definition is correct. He rapped about relevant things (in some of his songs at least), and maybe he didn't do as good as the artists before him (the others were a LOT better and more relevant to issues of the time), but he's a lot better than rappers these days. I truly hope you don't consider anyone from "Young Money" to be good, because that would lead me to question your taste in music. I don't care much for his music these days, but if I had to pick between artists his name would pop up somewhere.

      June 1, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clay'El

      you mad becuz he is a better rapper then u

      June 6, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Bert

    If Jaden Smith wants to be a successful musician, he'll learn NOT to rap like his dad.

    June 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  41. darlene d

    I agree with you Christina. Of course the original Karate Kid was a great movie but before you folks knock poor Jaden,
    see the movie first. He may have put his own spin on it. Its natural that he would pick up some interest in movies from his parents and someday, he could be famous on his own. But for now, let's see what the kid can do.

    June 1, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wrong

      "He may have put his own spin on it." Oh really? Pretty sure Little Smith didn't put "his" spin on anything. He showed up, read some lines, did what the director told him, and that's it. The writer(s), director, and producer(s) are the creative (and I use that term loosely) forces behind it.

      June 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Christina

    For the life of me I dont understand why people (jae, spooger & debra) chose to respond to this story by bashing an 11 year old. Grow up people. Whats wrong with a child wanting to be successful in life. You should only hope that your own kids will strive for more than what you accomplished in life.

    June 1, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      Not to knock you on your comment, Christina, but Jaden pretty much had the inside track, seeing how his father is a very successful actor already established in Hollywood. Though many young people like Jaden find their opportunities through a stroke of luck, good connections, or hard work, you can't deny that Jaden probably wouldn't be as successful at his age if it wasn't for his dad. I'm also not trying to knock his natural abilities, either, but that's just a thought of mine.

      June 1, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • debra

      re Christina...did you even read my post at all?????? I was not knocking the kid...he is a talented kid... I just don't think this movie is the right vehicle for his talent....remakes are rarely if ever better than the original....Jaden needs to break new ground not follow in someone else's footsteps....he had the talent for it.....

      June 1, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spooger

      This kids just another no-talent punk that should be in school instead of riding his mommy and daddy's coattails. When he's 16 and washed up doing drugs and getting DUI's with the other creeps, you'll be the first one to bash him.

      June 1, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • success

      Christina, I hope someday you re-assess your measurement of "success in life" because you should hold nearly all professions in higher regard and consider them worthier and more "successful" than acting or rapping... If he goes to college and becomes an accomplish chemist, I will concede that he was successful in life. haha.

      June 1, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sweet48

      @Christina, I agree-
      @Debra- how many movies have you produced to have such experience?
      @Spooger- is a hater...how sad is your life?
      @jae- you are hopeless with nothing to say.

      June 2, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • guardiandude

      What's a Spooger?

      June 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • wazzup

      Spooger – Spit and Booger! Someone with severe and painful sinus drainage

      June 2, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spooger

      @Sweet48.....My life is none of your business. Hypocrite!

      June 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • sarah

      thank you ! he did do gud andhe will do gud. he has the talent for anything he wants to do in life. he is striving for thebest. and other ppl better leave him alone cause ur kids might do better than wat u ever did!

      July 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • suellen

      oi,o jadem é muito lindooooooooooooooooo♥

      August 31, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  43. jae

    I remember when I used to say, Wil Smith cannot act. He has gotten better, but way better than Ice-T will ever be although I love some of Ice-T's songs. Watch what happens to this kid when he cant be bigger than the Fresh Prince. I loved that they used a real martial artist as his teacher. nobody realized that. Mr. Miogi was great but that was like making a movie about bruce lee and using that guy from True Blood to play him. Or, portraying an American Hero who was the 1st to respond to the 911 terror in his Marine Uniform, who saved many lives, making a movie about him. One thing though, the real Marine was Black Man and they used a White man to play him in the movies. Man Gene Hackman would have been great portraying malcom x. or we should have Denzel portray Former President Bush. he could play a great idiot.

    June 1, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  44. Spooger

    This little creep needs to go away....NOW!

    June 1, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Sweet48

      Stop hating!!

      June 2, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spooger

      Sure, just like you're NOT hating me. Hypocrite!

      June 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Selahrose

      The only person that needs to dissapear is the haters and thats u

      June 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • sarah

      hes ot a creep. besides wat do u have against a kid.

      July 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • melissa

      dont hate u just mad cuz you dont have the talent that he gots jaden dont let them haters stop you from doing you k lil hommie oh yea love you in karate kid i watch that movie like 50 times seens it got out love you and do the damn thang and i love you dad too well hell i love your whole family

      August 6, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  45. debra

    And like his Dad he needs to realize that remaking things may not be in his best interest...there was nothing wrong with the original Karate Kid...you are more talented than that Jaden....go for the substance...not the $$$$....

    June 1, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      Well said. The original Karate Kid was a classic. Who could forget Joe Esposito's song which was featured in the movie? Ah, memories.

      June 1, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chelsea

      I agree completely that the original karate kid did not need to be remade. It was a classic and had a lesson well above what the new one is teaching. When it is a classic leave it alone. Just as our parents say "If it's not broken, don't fix it"

      June 1, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • eric

      Daniel Larusso was a wimp in the original karate kid, he didn't know how to throw a punch in part 3 his girlfriend left him for a football player, enough said!! haha, It was good put needs someone that can hold his own, i hope Jaden is that person and the script is better than the first one.

      June 1, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  46. lauratj

    He has been blessed with his own talent,great parents–best wishes for a bright future in a not so easy industry.Peace

    June 1, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon Weis

      He has been blessed with rich powerful parents and that's it – no talent – and way way too smug for any healthy kid - hope he learns modesty at some point

      June 10, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |

Post a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

About this blog

Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.