Appearing in a podcast for the first time, Smith opened up about his political ambition in the near future on the Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 25, 2015
“I think that that’s what my grandmother always hoped, that I would make myself useful to people in this lifetime,” said the actor who aspires to make his late grandmother proud. Smith believes there might be a future for him in politics. In fact, the actor/rapper has started to polish his skills before embarking on this new challenge.
“I'm working really hard and my storytelling is elevating, my ability to be eloquent with my body and with my voice and to deliver ideas as an actor is elevating,” he revealed during the podcast.
Smith also said that this is the first time he has been “incensed to a level that I can’t sleep” and added that he also felt like he will have to use his influence to contribute to shedding light on some important issues.
For someone like Smith who is constantly reinventing and improving himself, his acting, and his music, it is not surprising to see him try his hand in politics. He is one of those rare celebrities who are able to keep up with ever-changing trends in culture and society.
"I'm a climber, so if I see a mountain, I have to climb it. I'm not a camper; I don't like hanging in one place too long," Smith explained. “At this point, I'm elevating my ability to be useful in the world.”
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