Over the weekend, Jaden Smith performed at Rolling Loud's Southern California festival. The actor amazed the crowd with his accomplished live set, but the set wasn't the only amazing thing about his performance.
Smith executed a smooth moonwalk during his "Icon" performance. But wait, it gets better. The rapper was able to complete the move in a pair of chunky Louis Vuitton boots. It's already hard enough to moonwalk with shoes on, but boots? As if he wasn't already cool.
When asked who inspired him to learn the iconic move, surprisingly it wasn't the late and great, Michael Jackson. It was his mother, Jada Pinkett Smith.
"She's amazing at dancing, and I'd always watch Michael Jackson when I was young, and I just kind of picked it up," Smith said.
One could only hope they could "pick up" such a talent.
Smith is also among celebrities who have had a stellar year. From the release of his debut album, Syre to starring in Netflix's anime show, Neo Yokio. Smith surely knows how to stay busy.
The songwriter is no stranger to Netflix. Smith also starred on Netflix's, The Get Down as Marcus "Dizzee" Kipling. Set in the 1970s, the music-driven drama highlights the rise of hip-hop through art, music, and dance through a group of young people in the South Bronx. The Get Down premiered on Aug. 12, 2016, and aired it's final episode on April 7, 2017.
Click the links to the left to see Twitter's reactions to Smith's iconic performance.
Aight look. That was the smoothest Moonwalk I've seen since the Great MJ.
— Lord Thesaurus (@oldrtyjesus) December 18, 2017
Whoa! that felt like I was seeing @michaeljackson possess @officialjaden for a second. Powerful #Moonwalk! — Rey Rey Rodriguez (@themindofreyrey) December 18, 2017
Jesus.. Jaden Smith hit the smoothest moonwalk I've seen in a while fam.
— Chris Jay (@ChrisJayGatsby) December 17, 2017
I’m not gonna lie Jaden Smith deserves every award in music for the this moonwalk alone .. he’s refusing to have and staking his claim https://t.co/1K8qjiKL2B — Wavy Boy Smith (@MrBigzOfficial) December 17, 2017
@officialjaden Great performance at @RollingLoud and shut it down with the moonwalk — IG @OGCUICIDE (@ogcuicide) December 17, 2017
"Icon" is one of the tracks off of Smith's latest album, Syre. The album was released on Nov 17th.
"Anybody who thinks they know me, this album is something completely different from what they think," Smith told Complex.
Check out Jaden Smith's iconic performance in the video below.