DO GOOD DOZEN: Kayla Brianna Smith Is More Than Just Kenny “The Jet” Smith’s Daughter


I don’t do interviews with people I don’t think have talent or relevance to the entertainment scene. But when I am presented with the opportunity to chat with someone with TRUE talent, determination and character, I do not hesitate. Kayla Brianna Smith, daughter of retired basketball legend Kenny “The Jet” Smith, may have been born into fame, however, she is one of the few offspring of celebrities with actual talent and drive. She’s gorgeous. She can sing. She has a great support system and a big heart.

Kayla Brianna recently took some time out of her busy schedule to chat with us for our exclusive Do Good Dozen feature. Check out her answers below:

What or who inspires you?

Situations I go through inspire me to write and get out my emotions. Seeing art or listening to a dope new artist inspires me to make new music as well.

What charity is closest to your heart and why?

The Aim High Foundation is the closest charity to me because its my family’s. Each year we work together with Feed The Children and give away food to over 100 families.

What are three things you can’t live without?

My phone, my mascara and candles.

What 3 words best describe you?

Shy, musical and caring!

What is your favorite song right now?

I know its old, but Wayne Wonder No Letting Go has been on repeat.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Read minds!

What’s the biggest personal change you’ve ever made?
Becoming independent and making moves to further advance my career while staying in school.

What is your favorite meal?

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I’ve always wanted to be a singer or a teacher just to use the white boards!

What is your favorite quote?
“You can’t cheat the grind.”



Check out Kayla Brianna Smith’s new song “Honest” and a clip from “The Smiths” below.

You can check out Kayla Brianna Smith and her family on their reality show The Smiths on TBS Friday nights.


The Smiths is filmed in LA and in Atlanta, where Kenny Smith co-anchors Turner’s NBA studio show during the basketball season. The series focuses on the two and their five kids aged 2-20 and their whirlwind lifestyles.

Follow Kayla Brianna on Twitter HERE.


  1. I’ve heard of her dad, but not her! Glad to find out about up and coming talent, especially when she supports charity and seems like such an upstanding person.

  2. I have never heard of her before, but the video was lovely. She really does have looks and talent! And I love that she gives back to the community too!

  3. I’ve never heard pf her before, but I love her sound. Even better that she seems so incredibly down to earth!

  4. This was a fun interview. I could tell I was getting old though…she wanted to use the white boards if she became a teacher, lol. We had old blackboards and chalk when I was a kid. 😉

  5. I wasn’t already familiar with her work. I’m so glad I happened upon this interview to hear about her. Great interview.

  6. Great interview. I have never heard of the Aim High Foundation but it sounds like a very worthwhile charity to be involved with.

  7. She looks too gorgeous & the interview sounds great as well. This is the first time I am hearing about her. Will have to check out the Kayla Brianna Smith’s new songs. Love this share.

  8. Haha, “just to use the whiteboards”. I remember feeling that way when I was a kid! She sounds like a fresh and friendly young woman!

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