The pair met after the young actor appeared in 16-year-old Justin’s music promo for Never Say Never, a track which featured on The Karate Kid soundtrack. Jaden landed his first lead role playing Dre Parker in a re-imagining of the popular 80s martial arts movie and also showed off his musical skills by lending his vocals to Never Say Never.
They have remained in contact since shooting the music video and Justin is keen for 12-year-old Jaden to perform alongside him. Jaden will reportedly surprise the crowd by appearing at Justin’s concert at Madison Square Garden, in New York, on August 31.
Jaden’s superstar parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are expected to attend the show to cheer their son on.
“Special security arrangements are being made for Jaden, who will appear onstage, and his family, including Will, to be in the audience for the concert,” a source told the New York Post.
Other guests set to appear include Sean Kingston and Jessica Jarrell.