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Pharrell Joins Willow And Jaden Smith For Bonkers Interview & It's Amazing

"Is this real life?"

Willow and Jaden Smith are fashionable gender-defying aliens beamed to us from The Fourth Dimension. Their particularly wacky brand of millennial new age woo woo psychobabble has gained them some infamy in the past but it doesn't look like the duo of spaced out siblings are changing their rhetoric anytime soon.

The pair were recently joined by Pharrell Williams for a journey through cosmic consciousness in a conversation posted on Interview MagazineThe exchange of minds is certainly less strange than previous forays into the psyches of the Smiths, but still produced some pretty weird moments. 

Things start off with an existential tenor almost immediately. When asked by Pharrell what's on her mind, Willow answers: "This morning actually was pretty intense because I was thinking about the world and my place in the world, things that I have made or want to make. I was thinking about all the things that I could do that I don't do. But, you know, I was just thinking about the world and everything." Um, Ok. Sure!

Later, Jaden ponders the ephemerality of Instagram fame: "It's good to be happy and tell us how cool your life is and how awesome you are on social media. That's great because it inspires other people to be happy, too. But a lot of times, people are trying to be happy in the wrong ways—with money or with different things that are not true happiness. It's leading people down a rabbit hole that actually doesn't exist." Well, fair enough!

Adorably, Jaden goes on to talk about how Willow's prodigious creativity inspired him to step up his own game: "Willow started making music first. I was like, 'My younger sister is, like, 4, and she's making all these fire songs. What's happening?' Willow was doing all these things, about to have record label deals at like the age of 6, and I was like, 'I feel like I'm underachieving.' That was around the time that I was doing Karate Kid, and I could do flips, and I thought I was special because I could do flips. But Willow could do the flips, too! Willow naturally had it. Like, I was trying to do no-handed cartwheels. Willow had it. I was trying to get to the studio. Willow was in the studio. You know what I'm saying?"

And Willow concluded the interview with a trippy note on the nature of reality, of course: "A fan came up to me in New York a couple days ago, and they're like, 'Is this real life?' And I looked at them, and I go, 'I don't think it is.' It was a crazy moment because I actually, like, looked into her eyes and thought, 'She's actually asking me this question. Like, she's not BS'ing me. This isn't a joke. She's actually asking me, 'Is this real life?' And I'm giving her my truest answer, which is, I don't think it is." Right.

Anyway, I love all three of these crazy cuties and hope they hang out forever.

You can read the whole Smith colloquy over here.

[Photo: Getty Images]


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