Jaden Smith Performs “Icon” on ‘The Tonight Show’
In the midst of his first headlining Vision Tour, Jaden Smith carved out some time to stop by The Tonight Show on Wed., May 2, as the musical guest for an energetic performance of "Icon." Additionally, he sat down for a short chat with Jimmy Fallon before the performance.
Donning all-white attire, the 19-year-old hit the stage laced in a MSFTS hoodie, which is his gender-neutral clothing line representing his MSFTSrep collective. Jaden bops around and hits a few perfect moonwalks, paying homage to the legendary Michael Jackson throughout his rhymes with the "Icon" visual playing behind him.
"What you call an icon livin'?/Start a record label, MSFTS just did it (woo)/Nylon cover, five minutes, woah/We up too hot in the business (woo)," Smith confidently rhymes to open the smooth performance.
Jaden also even spit a concise freestyle a capella for the crowd during his sit-down interview with Fallon prior to hitting the stage. "People hit me on Twitter like Jaden you wildin'/Let me talk my piece on Jimmy Fallon/They hit me on the Gram like Jaden you stylin'/You already know my swag was on a thousand," he calmly raps off the top.
He later describes the inspiration behind his debut album SYRE which released back in November 2017. "The whole album is kind of about me being obsessed with the sunset," he quips. Jaden also unveiled that the video to the "Icon (Remix)" is on the way later this month, which he shot down in Colombia while with his father Will Smith.
The "Batman" rapper has five more stops on his Vision Tour running through May 10 with shows in Boston, New York and Atlanta still on tap.
Check out the performance and Jaden's interview below.
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