We’ve come so far from “Whip My Hair.”
Jaden and Willow Smith— the kids of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith — gave a joint interview to the New York Times‘ T Magazine, and the results? Well, they’re exactly what anyone who follows Jaden on Twitter would expect. (Sample tweet: “I Don’t Want You Guys To Think Because I Was Born In America That I Speak And Abide By English Grammar. I Speak Jaden, Indefinitely.”)
Operating on their own reality per usual, the siblings explain their interpretations of concepts such as time, high school, energy and babies. Every single sentence from the accompanying Q&A is pretty out-there in its own way, but the buzziest exchange — channeling that one kid in your colllege Intro to Philosophy class who has life all figured out, man — may be their exploration of growing up:
“You mentioned breathing earlier, and it’s also an idea that recurs in your songs.
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.
Willow: When they’re in the stomach, they’re so aware, putting all their bones together, putting all their ligaments together. But they’re shocked by this harsh world.
Jaden: By the chemicals and things, and then slowly…
Willow: As they grow up, they start losing.
Jaden: You know, they become just like us.”
Elsewhere in the chat, 16-year-old Jaden explains his thoughts on driver’s ed (“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”), and 14-year-old Willow says she doesn’t care for 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”).
Need just one more Smith Inspirational Quote (TM) to get you through the day? Take it away, Jaden: “I have a goal to be just the most craziest person of all time. And when I say craziest, I mean, like, I want to do like Olympic-level things. I want to be the most durable person on the planet.”
Read the whole bonkers thing over at the New York Times‘ site.