Ellen: So where'd [the rumor] come from?
Will Smith: I think I made a joke in Tokyo. I mean, my baby boy he's never leaving ever! No emancipation for the Smith kids.
Oh, a joke! In Tokyo! Here's the thing: it didn't really sound like a joke? Here's the quote from The Sun:
"He says, 'Dad, I want to be emancipated.' I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place, like 'Ooh,' That's the backlash. On the other side, if kids just want to have command of their lives, I understand."