Chakras and Woodchucks; Flipside Interviews Jaden and Willow Smith

EVANSTON — This past week, The Flipside was lucky enough to sit down with Will and Jada Smith’s rising stars, Jaden and Willow. We sat out on the Lakefill on a windy Chicago afternoon to discuss the hype forming around their newest releases. Jaden has just released an album titled “Cool Tapes Vol. 2” concurrently with his sister’s “3”.

What kind of impact are you expecting your newest release to have on listeners?

Jaden: I don’t think the impact really matters. It’s about the intellectualization of what’s going on in our brains and the expression of that out into the universe, the multiverse really.

Willow: Yeah, the impact is kind of like the wind you know? [gestures all around at the Chicago skyline] First it’s there, and it’s all in your face, but then as soon as it happens, you’ve forgotten.

So, what are your favorite foods? With all of the crazy diet trends going on right now out in LA, we’re dying to know how you two keep up with it.

Willow: Oh, we don’t need to eat.

Jaden: I mean food is sustenance, and sustenance is all in the mind, so if you have all-embracing mastery of the inner workings of your mind-soul, then your chakras are aligned and hunger no longer plagues your body. It’s like George Bush said, “the only thing to fear is the fear of fear.”

How much wood can a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?

Jaden: 5, or 6, maybe 7. That’s really up to the woodchuck.

Willow: well, since there are imaginary numbers, those are the numbers that really matter, so definitely imaginary seven.

How do you like it here at Northwestern? Would you consider coming to perform here?

Jaden: Nah, this place is too school for me. School was too binary; it’s all about getting from point A to point B, but learning is all wibbly wobbly, you know, analogue, and I’m not about listening to the man, because the man is always trying to get you down.

Willow: I mean I’m just doing what I do, and I don’t know how to not do what I do, but if they had Willo day or something, I would definitely do what I do here on that specific day.

Jaden, I know that you’re a bit of an expert when it comes to reflective surfaces, and a few engineering students at Northwestern wanted me to ask you what color mirrors are.

Jaden: Mirrors are definitely magenta. Magenta is an important color, because it represents a combination of sexuality and motherly instinct. It’s the most reflective color because it represents self-awareness through self-understanding.

Willow: That’s why I never wear magenta, because I don’t want to reflect the reflections of the world around me.

Thank you so much for your time.

Jaden: No problem. Time isn’t real anyway.

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