Jaden Smith Explains Why He Wore the Batsuit to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Wedding
Jaden Smith made a bunch of ridiculous headlines when he dressed up like Batman for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding, in addition to his prom. Because there’s apparently a reason beyond, “Well…because he’s Jaden Smith. What else do you expect?”
As it turns out, Jaden felt the Batsuit would help him have a better time at the respective parties, while also indirectly casting him in a protective role.
“I wore the Batman suit to heighten my experience at the wedding and prom which was fun, but also at the wedding I felt as though I needed to protect everyone there and needed to have the proper gear to do so,” Jaden said in an interview with GQ Magazine.
But that’s not the only reason: apparently, the Dark Knight is one of Jaden’s fashion inspirations.
“My style icons are Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Superman, and Kanye West,” he would go on to say.
While this seems a bit silly, it makes a certain kind of sense when you consider his family’s DC Universe pedigree. His father, Will Smith, will be playing the role of Deadshot in next summer’s Suicide Squad, while mother Jada Pinkett Smith was recently one of the big bads on FOX’s Gotham. Hell, even Jaden Smith himself is apparently joining the DC Universe in the role of Static Shock. So it’s not exactly surprising to learn he’s obsessed with Batman and other DC Universe figures…and also Kanye West.
But what do you think? Bold fashion statement or just plain silly? Sound off in the comments!
And if you have no idea what we’re even blabbing about, check out Jaden in full Batman regalia at his prom.