Willow And Jaden Smith Give Cringiest Interview In History
Celeb sprogs give new meaning to the word precocious as they share their insights...
The siblings expound on why school has nothing to teach them, discuss their love of "ancient texts" and claim that hardly any other music is "cool" enough for their tastes.
It's really worth reading the whole interview, but here are some selected highlights...
Jaden: "Here's the deal: School is not authentic because it ends. It’s not true, it's not real. Our learning will never end. The school that we go to every single morning, we will continue to go to."
"Kids who go to normal school are so teenagery, so angsty.
"You never learn anything in school. Think about how many car accidents happen every day. Driver's ed? What's up? I still haven't been to driver's ed because if everybody I know has been in an accident, I can't see how driver's ed is really helping them out."
Willow: "They never want to do anything, they're so tired.
"I went to school for one year. It was the best experience but the worst experience. The best experience because I was, like, 'Oh, now I know why kids are so depressed.' But it was the worst experience because I was depressed."
On what they're reading at the moment
Willow: "Quantum physics. Osho."
Jaden: "The Ancient Secret Of The Flower Of Life and ancient texts; things that can't be pre-dated."
On following Whip My Hair
Willow: "I mean, Whip My Hair was a great thing. 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. People will be, like, 'Oh, I'm not going to make a song about exactly how I feel, all the bad ways that I feel, and put it out in the world so everyone can judge me.'
"But for me, it's a part of me, it's my artistic journey."
On the themes in their work
Jaden: "The Pacific Coast Highway being one of them; the melancholiness of the ocean; the melancholiness of everything else."
Willow: "And the feeling of being like, this is a fragment of a holographic reality that a higher consciousness made."
On other people's music and novels
Jaden: "Honestly, we're just trying to make music that we think is cool. We don't think a lot of the music out there is that cool. So we make our own music. We don't have any song that we like to listen to on the P.C.H. by any other artist, you know?"
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."
Jaden: "Willow's been writing her own novels since she was six."
Willow: "Breathing is meditation; life is a meditation. You have to breathe in order to live, so breathing is how you get in touch with the sacred space of your heart."
Jaden: "When babies are born, their soft spots bump: It has, like, a heartbeat in it. That’s because energy is coming through their body, up and down."
Willow: "Prana energy."
Oh, did we mention that Willow is 14 and Jaden is 16?