Willow Smith: I wanna transcend personality

Willow Smith is "transitioning" from the person she used to be.

Willow Smith wants to transcend into “a higher state of being”.

The daughter of stars Will and Jada Pinkett Smith may be just 13 years old but she holds a more grown-up mindset. Her debut single Whip My Hair in 2010 marked her first venture into the limelight, and sparked some controversy thanks to her bold lyrics. However, Willow now insists she is leaving that part of her life behind and moving on.

“I’m transitioning from being someone I thought I was to, like, ‘Wait, that’s not me,’” she told thefader.com. “I wanna transcend personality. I wanna transcend all of that and go into a higher state of being.”

She also aims to address relevant topics she believes are present in today’s society. Through her various ventures, Willow feels she can encourage others to share her attitude.

“The government, they’re trying to do all this stuff, and I’m speaking that out in my art a lot,” she added. “I’m just trying to get everyone else to see it.”

Willow was set to star in the remake of musical film Annie, but bowed out of the production last year. In the meantime, she’s in seventh grade at high school, but admits she isn’t having the best time there, as she feels it “represses creativity”.

“They teach you to just go to school, go to college, and then get a job,” she sighed.

Alongside her studies the teenager is set to release a new EP titled 3, in which she has teamed up with close friend SZA, who Willow refers to as her “big sister”. It will be produced by AzZi, who has frequently worked with Willow’s older brother Jaden. With her new music, Willow hopes to share more of her confidence with fans.

“I don’t think it’s that different from what I was saying before, ‘cause I was saying ‘Love yourself’ and ‘You have to live your life for yourself.’ Now I’m just coming to the spiritual and consciousness aspects of it,” she added. “My lyrics are probably what’s gonna be packing the most punch, and my tracks are in the background just coolin’ it, like, ‘Hear what she just said?’”
Copyright: Cover Media 2014

Thursday, 09. October 2014