Sometimes it seems like the only thing Jaden Smith loves more than capitalizing every word in a sentence is Batman. He wore a white Batman suit to both high school prom and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding (later explaining to GQ that “I felt as though I needed to protect everyone there and needed to have the proper gear to do so”). That Batman suit is all over Smith’s latest music video, appropriately titled “Batman.”
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The video begins with Smith as Bruce Wayne awakening in a sunny field and swearing for some reason. A Bat Signal-like spotlight in the sky appears to call him back to the city (where he keeps a copy of Frank Ocean’s Boys Don’t Cry zine on his table). After changing into his white Bat-suit, Smith hops from place to place rapping things like “Batman, Batman, Batman, Joker just put me on acid.” He does take some breaks to stand and brood atop a city, much like Christian Bale’s Batman did in Christopher Nolan’s Batman films. At one point, Smith manages to succinctly summarize Batman’s entire ethos: “Gotta save the day every single way, we don’t really got a choice.”
Smith, whose Twitter avatar currently features him as a child wearing a Batman shirt, originally tweeted back in April that “I Have 2 Videos Dropping In The Next Month” for the singles “Batman” and “Watch Me” from his upcoming album Syre. He also announced at the time that “I Will Be Dropping A K Pop Single In The Next 4 Months.” We’re still waiting on that second one.
Watch the video above.