According to, emancipation is a legal way for children to become adults before they are 18. Once a child is emancipated, their parents or guardian do not have custody or control of them anymore.

Well, Will Smith's son Jaden Smith asks for an emancipation from his parents when he was 15 years.

Speaking about it, Will Smith said in his Memoir that he was shattered by the news.


“And what was worse was that Jaden took the hit. Jaden had faithfully done everything that I’d instructed him to do, and I had coached him into the worst public mauling he’d ever experienced.”

co-starred in the 2013 film After Earth, which Will described as “an abysmal box office and critical failure”.

Jaden is now 23 years.