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Jaden Smith explains why he wears Batman suit

"I wore the Batman suit to heighten my experience at the wedding and prom which was fun," the actor said.

By Annie Martin
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Jaden Smith explains why he wears Batman suit
Jaden Smith at the 42nd American Music Awards on November 23, 2014. The actor explained why he wears his Batman suit this week. File photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Jaden Smith wears his Batman suit for fun and to provide a sense of security.

The 16-year-old actor revealed as much in an interview with GQ published Tuesday. Smith first wore the outfit to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding in May 2014, and sported the suit again at friend Mecca Kalani's prom in May.

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"I wore the Batman suit to heighten my experience at the wedding and prom which was fun, but also at the wedding I felt as though I needed to protect everyone there and needed to have the proper gear to do so," the star explained.

The all-white outfit consists of a full bodysuit with armor and a cape. Smith is no stranger to unusual fashion choices, and told the magazine his style icons are DC Comics characters Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Superman and rapper Kanye West.

"I'm just expressing how I feel inside, which is really no particular way because everyday it changes how I feel about the world and myself, but I like wearing super drapey things so I can feel as though I'm a superhero, but don't have to necessarily wear superhero costumes everyday."

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Smith is the eldest child of actor Will Smith and actress Jada Pinkett Smith, and brother to singer Willow Smith. He is known for starring with his dad in The Pursuit of Happyness and After Earth, and has also pursued a career as a rapper.

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