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Will Smith’s son Jaden to release K-pop single

The Twitter sensation who commands 6.29 million followers on his account says that becoming a K-pop star is his ‘goal’ for 2017

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 25 April, 2017, 2:15pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 25 April, 2017, 2:15pm

By Eom Da-sol

Will Smith’s son Jaden plans to release a K-pop single this year.

“I will be dropping a K-pop single in the next four months,” he said on Twitter on April 21. He gave no further details.

Since last December, Jaden has been proclaiming on SNS his dream to be a K-pop singer. “People see me and ask me if I want to be a K-pop star as if I have not made my goals for 2017 clear,” he said. “I just want to be a K-pop star. G-Dragon is my inspiration.”

Netizens doubt if his plan is genuine because he is famous for making jokes. A  Twitter user wrote, “Smith has to compete with K-pop singers who have been under rigorous training for years in their entertainment agencies. It will not be easy.”

Will and Jaden Smith visited Korea in 2013 to promote “After Earth.” Jaden told a press conference, “I want to work with G-Dragon. If the movie goes viral in Korea, Smith family and YG Family will collaborate for an album.” YG Family refers to YG Entertainment artists, including G-Dragon, a member of boy band Big Bang.

EXP Edition, a boy band consisting of four Americans, debuted in Korea on April 17. People criticised the band for its lack of skills and poor Korean language ability. A netizen said, “They should have debuted in the United States, not Korea.”

Will Smith’s son Jaden to release K-pop single