Willow and Jaden Smith, the children of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, recently gave an interview to the New York Times magazine, T, in which they cover a multitude of topics ranging from the inspiration behind their music, to how school is overrated.
One recurring statement that these siblings made is that they don’t care what people think of them, which is good for them, because after reading this interview, a lot of people will be left asking WTF?
1. They don’t think a lot of music is cool, so they’re making their own
When asked about their moments of inspiration, Jaden revealed, “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?”
2. There are no good novels around, so why not write your own?
Despite the fact that there are thousands of amazing authors in this world, Willow would instead write her own novel. Because, well, she doesn’t like to read anyone else’s and, according to her brother, she’s been writing these novels since she was 6 years old.
“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.”
3. Their voices sound and taste like chocolate
Willow is probably the biggest fan of her music, as is evident in her quote, “Me and Jaden just figured out that our voices sound like chocolate together. As good as chocolate tastes, it sounds that good.”
4. They like fashion and they like looking “so sick”
When asked how fashion relates to them, Willow replied, “I like to go to places with my high-fashion things where there are a lot of cameras. So I can just go there and be like, ‘Yep, yep, I’m looking so sick.’ But in my regular life, I put on clothes that I can climb trees in.”
5. Breathing is a recurring idea in their songs
So, how do these two siblings feel about breathing?
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.”
Jaden: “It’s prana energy because they still breathe through their stomach. They remember. Babies remember.” Glad that’s cleared up for us!
6. Hey, kids, you’re all wasting your time at school…
“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,” Jaden says.
7. But if you experience school for just one year, it’s the best experience
“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,” Willow added.
And if these quotes weren’t enough to leave you asking WTF, you can always head over to the New York Times magazine to read more.