Jaden Smith claims he used to identify as a vampire and could not expose himself to the sun

'I was only wearing black and I was hiding from the sun because I was a vampire' - Jaden Smith

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At just a mere 18 years old, Jaden Smith has already given us plenty of memorable quips and one-liners such as saying the majority of trees are blue, warning that he does not speak English, “just Jaden”, and recently declaring himself “not a person”. Now, the rapper and actor says he was once a vampire - a real vampire. 

The son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith and brother of Willow has established himself as a fashionista and something of a philosopher thanks to his numerous public meanderings that often do not make sense to his fans or followers.

His latest comments are no different as he spoke about going through a vampire phase when he was apparently essentially allergic to the sun

“During a period of my life, I was gothic,” he told French magazine Numero Homme. “I was only wearing black and I was hiding from the sun because I was a vampire.”

Jaden Smith on the cover of Numero (Numero)

For those wondering whether Smith’s account was a joke or perhaps metaphorical, he clarified he really was a vampire.

“I was a vampire, for real. I could not expose myself to the sun and I was only wearing black trench coats.”

Luckily, times have since changed for Smith who now says he is able to go out in daylight.

“I'm not a vampire anymore, I'm out of that phase. I've opened myself up to wearing more colourful clothes, to going out in the middle of the day. I share much more mixed energies," he said.

Thank goodness for that.