Jaden Smith Covers Variety & Releases Martin Luther King-Inspired Clothing Line

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Jaden Smith covers Variety

Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith is gracing the latest issue of Variety.

Not only is Will and Jada‘s baby boy starring in Netflix’s Baz Luhrmann drama series “The Get Down,” he’s also released his very own clothing line, MSFTSrep.

The 18-year-old rapper and actor told “Entertainment Tonight” his line is inspired by Civil Rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I just dropped a collection today and, you know, every inspiration for every collection is something different every time, but right now the inspiration I use is Martin Luther King.

He wrote a letter when he was in Birmingham in a jail cell, and he wrote this letter, and he said a lot of powerful, powerful, powerful things in his rhetoric inside of this masterpiece that he wrote, which is just so beautiful.

But the thing I took away is non-violent, direct action programs…and I just feel like that was written so long ago, but it applies so much to what’s happening right now in the world. So that’s why I want to give it to the kids. I want the kids to…you know, rep[resent] that non-violent, direct action program of doing exactly what you see that you need to do, and changing the world.

That’s what MSFTSrep is all about — empowering the youth.

Click here to check out Jaden Smith’s MSFTSrep collection and be sure to watch “The Get Down” on Netflix! It’s really good!

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