Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have two of the strangest children on the planet. Jaden and Willow’s off-the-cuff remarks and bizarre thought processes have been fodder for plenty of blogs lately the Internet-over, and continue to baffle everyone as if it’s their job. Oh, and their recent wonderments come just in time for Jayden to release a new album. Coincidence?
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have two of the strangest children on the planet. Jaden and Willow’s off-the-cuff remarks and bizarre thought processes have been fodder for plenty of blogs lately the Internet-over, and continue to baffle everyone as if it’s their job.
Because it will probably be the only job either of them have, is to baffle and make us wonder.
It’s not their fault though. What better way to kill a few hours than to just sit around thinking up weird shit to say when the media asks redundant questions?
Their recent wonderments come from a New York Times Q’n’A. A few of our favorite quotes:
"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. It’s prana energy because they still breathe through their stomach. They remember. Babies remember."
"Because your mind has a duality to it. So when one thought goes into your mind, it’s not just one thought, it has to bounce off both hemispheres of the brain. When you’re thinking about something happy, you’re thinking about something sad. When you think about an apple, you also think about the opposite of an apple. It’s a tool for understanding mathematics and things with two separate realities."
"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"
"There are 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."
"I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist."
"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."
And wouldn’t you know it, just a day after the strange interview was posted, Jaden dropped his album “Cool Tape vol 2” on the world via his own app titled The Jaden Experience, which includes exclusive tracks, visual artwork and – well that’s about it for now.
He released the collection of work with nothing more than a quick “I’ve Worked On This Album For Two Years And Kendall Likes It So Here” tweet, referring to one of those Kardashian things we’re all pretty sick of hearing about.
We’ve got to say, we’re not at all too disturbed by the album, as it’s not half bad. Jaden’s flow and cadence is still underdeveloped and choppy, but its what anyone can expect from a 16-year-old kid just getting his feet wet in the industry. There’s a lot of room for improvement, but it’s surprisingly digestible and the fundamentals are there to work on.
So who knows if we’re just being trolled by one of the most powerful families in entertainment or if these kids really are just out of their minds? We suppose it’s a far cry from what kind of things we were doing at that age … wait, no, we take that back. Incoherent ramblings and apathy towards public education is exactly the kind of kick we were on, too.
Jayden and Willow are going to be just fine.