Willow Smith and Jaden Smith are raising some eyebrows with their recent interview with the New York Times, published on Monday. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's offspring shared updates on their new music with the Times, but also dropped some knowledge on readers about everything from the value of school to the nature of time.
When asked about their musical influences, Jaden replied, "the melancholiness of the ocean; the melancholiness of everything else." Willow added, "...and the feeling of being like, this is a fragment of a holographic reality that a higher consciousness made."
The siblings revealed that they don't think much of what's available in books and music, and prefer to create their own media to keep themselves entertained. "Honestly, we’re just trying to make music that we think is cool," says Jaden. "We don’t think a lot of the music out there is that cool. So we make our own music."
Adds Willow, "That’s what I do with novels. There’re no novels that I like to read so I write my own novels, and then I read them again, and it’s the best thing."
Talking about her hit single, "Whip My Hair," the singer reflects on her influence over other young people. "'Whip My Hair' was a great thing," says Willow. "When I look back I think, 'Wow, I did so much for young Black girls and girls around the world. Telling them that they can be themselves and to not be afraid to be themselves. And I’m doing that now but in a whole different way, coming from source energy and universal truths."
To read the complete interview of Willow and Jaden Smith, click here.
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