Jaden Smith Shows Off Skills In “Pumped Up Kicks”
Jaden Smith is showing off his skateboarding skills in his latest music video. The 14-year-old son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith raps over a heavily sampled track from Foster of The People in the clip for his new single, Pumped Up Kicks (Like Me).
The black-and-white video, directed by Mike Vargas, features the teen hitting ramps with friends at Los Angeles’ famed Skatelab Park. The song features Jaden rapping over a remix of Foster The People’s hit Like Me.
The teen wears a collection of eclectic styles – including drop waist leopard print harem pants as he raps about kick flips and girls. He still has a bit of work to do on his coordination, however – shown at one point in the three-minute clip tripping backwards onto a board.
The talented teen is planning to release a mix-tape this autumn.
Jaden has certainly paved his way to success.