Clarkson brought up the topic on Thursday’s episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show” by saying that “there’s been a lot of talk about nepo babies recently” – and there has been.
From a damning New York Magazine article claiming it’s “the year of the nepo baby” to everyone from Jamie Lee Curtis to Allison Williams weighing in with responses both cringey and thoughtful, the phrase meant to indicate that nepotism (“nepo”) has gotten many actors to where they are today has become a cheeky means of holding that privilege to account. “You have an interesting take on this,” Clarkson said to Jackson, “and I love your take on this.” “Yeah, I’m forever grateful for everything that my dad had to do to get me the opportunities that I have.
And if I were to run away from that or shy away from it in any way, in my eyes, that’s disrespectful to everything he had to go through,” Jackson, who next stars in “Cocaine Bear,” said. “He didn’t work as hard as he did for me to not accept and appreciate.
And so I’ll wear it as a badge of honor, y’know? A lot of people when they see me, naturally, ‘Hey, you’re Ice Cube’s son!’ Damn right I am!