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I told y’all how I feel about Willow and Jaden. I love them. I’m here for their difference in a world where so many people, especially teenagers are trying to be the same. And while far too many have dismissed them as pretentious, too privileged to have an opinion about the happenings in the real world and strange. I just believe that when people are confronted with anything other than the status quo, their first reaction is to recoil.
The last time we spotlighted an interview from this brother and sister duo, that was the response from the voices of the internet.
Never to be discouraged, Willow and Jaden are continuing their crusade to spread love and light. And they sat down with Pharrell with Interview, to do just that.
Check out a couple of highlights from the piece below.
PHARRELL WILLIAMS: So, what’s up, guys? What’s on your mind, Willow?
WILLOW SMITH: 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.
PHARRELL: Well, you guys are the future. There’s an older generation that feels like they know what the future should be. And then there’s your generation that may have an idea of what the future should be, but that could evolve. How old are you now?
WILLOW: I’m 15.
JADEN SMITH: I actually just turned 18 last Friday.
PHARRELL: Do you guys ever feel any generational divide when you have a conversation with older folks?
WILLOW: Oh, definitely. It seems like they don’t understand our thought process. Or, like, things have happened in the past that they’re still mad about. We want to accept them and move forward. I mean, I can definitely see things that have happened in the past that they’re holding on to and things that are happening right now that bog them down, but this generation wants to transcend them.
PHARRELL: It would be cool if they would remember when they were teenagers what the generational divide was then. Except that the generational divide is much more blunt at this time. You guys grew up online. Part of your life is on social media. And when they look at it as just something to do, they don’t realize that they also essentially live online. They don’t realize that their phone has replaced their wallet.
WILLOW: Yep. I know so many kids who literally are, like, Instagram-famous. They have done nothing but post pictures on Instagram. And they have followings. People love to see them in person, but it’s only because they post on their Instagram. It’s literally crazy. Kids will paint a picture of themselves that is so far beyond who they actually are. It’s like they’re wearing someone else’s skin.
PHARRELL: I love that there are pros and cons to all of it. I feel like your generation understands that. Some of them abuse it. And some just purely use it.
WILLOW: And then there’s people, like me and Jaden, who want to utilize social media to elevate the consciousness of those people who feel like all they want from social media is to be famous. [laughs] Like, you can actually be a voice. You can actually say something that’s inspiring and not just make people feel like you need to buy things and be a certain way.
JADEN: 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. So people think like, “Yo, once I get this money and these cars and stuff, I’ma be so happy.” But that’s not true. And I feel like that’s why it’s very important to educate people on different things while you are actually on social media.
PHARRELL: I love it. The positive path and the trajectory that you guys are on, where does that come from? Who are your biggest inspirations?
WILLOW: My parents. Growing up, all I saw was my parents trying to be the best people they could be, and people coming to them for wisdom, coming to them for guidance, and them not putting themselves on a pedestal, but literally being face-to-face with these people and saying, “I’m no better than you, but the fact that you’re coming to me to reach some sort of enlightenment or to shine a light on something, that makes me feel love and gratitude for you.” They always give back what people give to them. And sometimes they keep giving and giving and giving. And some people don’t feel like they need to give anything back because it’s like, “Oh, if you’re famous, you can just keep giving, and it doesn’t matter.” It’s not just about money. It’s not just about giving people gifts or whatever. What my parents have given to me is not anything that has to do with money or success or anything that society says people should be focusing on—it’s something spiritual that only certain people can grasp and accept. And that’s how I act and move in the world today.
JADEN: I 100 percent agree with Willow on that one. My parents are definitely my biggest role models. And that’s where me and Willow both pull all of our inspiration from to change the world. It all comes from a concept of affecting the world in a positive way and leaving it better than it was than when we came. I feel like that enters into all types of different areas because there are so many different outlets that life has to offer for us. That goes into technology, into music. That goes into science, into spirituality, into education. Where me and Willow come from, a lot of it is trying to make society more efficient, so that kids don’t cry, like, “Why do I have to go to school?” Instead, kids are like, “Yeah! I’m so glad to go to school! I’m a better person than I was yesterday, and I can help people.”
PHARRELL: It’s beautiful that you guys are in such lockstep. Willow, you once said that you felt like the two of you were almost like identical twins, like you could finish each other’s thoughts. Were you guys always that close?
WILLOW: Yeah. It’s crazy, the sibling dynamic. I could’ve spent my entire childhood like, “I have to love this person.” And it becomes a chore. But our parents were never like, “You have to love them.” It was more like, “You have your life. He has his life. And when you guys want to come together, when you guys want to commune, that’s up to you.” And throughout us realizing ourselves and realizing each other, we just opened our eyes and were like, “Damn, you are the yin to my yang.” Not a lot of siblings have that opportunity, because they’re always being pushed together so much. They need their time apart in order to realize themselves and realize who they are.
PHARRELL: Has there ever been, like, some love-based competition?
JADEN: We never really felt competitive because Willow’s always been better than me at everything. There’s been no competition.
WILLOW: [laughs] Pharrell, that is so not true.
JADEN: 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? Willow just didn’t have as big as a passion for acting as me. But if she did, she could do what I did. So there’s always been competition, but we’ve always worked as hard as possible to do the things that we want to do. We never got upset because we could always do the same thing. It happened so that me and Willow were able to go through every level or different section of life that we wanted to. If we wanted to act, we could act. If we wanted to dance, we were dancing. And we could do it on the level that we wanted to do it. So there was no, like, “I’m mad at you.” Well, we would get mad at each other when we were young, but that stopped when we were, like, 9.
PHARRELL: It seems that you’ve always been—I hate using this word—famous. You’ve always been easily recognized for what it is that you do. So do you guys separate your public and private selves?
JADEN: I think we definitely do. How people look at us in public is not how we actually are in private. It’s just that we choose not to tell everyone everything. Like, okay, I’m in New York right now. I’m not posting an emoji of a plane on Instagram, like, “New York.” I don’t want anyone to know that I’m here in New York. And by the time this comes out, I won’t be. We don’t like people to really know what’s happening with us or what we’re into. The only thing that we want to keep people updated with is that we want to keep the kids that are following us, the kids that are looking up to us updated on what we’re learning and what we’re thinking about life. So that’s why we have our brand MSFTSrep, but that’s a different story. That’s where we try to fuel the youth. Like, I have a homie right now, his name is Ian. He’s from D.C. He’s a super young dude. He’s been a MSFTS fan for, like, ever. He’s been to our shows. He’s just starting to make music. And he’s out here with me right now because I got him a hotel room at the spot that I’m staying at, for him and his homies to just to, like, witness a lifestyle, see that anything’s possible. I put him here in New York City, his first time ever in New York City in his life, to be like, “Yo, this is what it’s like. Anything’s possible. Keep going.” We’re trying to inspire kids, like, “Join me and Willow. Join with the squad. And let’s really, like, change the world.”
PHARRELL: So you do have to censor yourself on social media? Do you also regulate your usage?
WILLOW: Definitely! Even for people like us who have an awareness that’s slightly more awakened, it still takes over your mind. And you find yourself randomly going on your phone for no reason, randomly doing things. It becomes compulsive, and you have to start asking yourself, “Whoa, what is the real reason for me checking my Instagram every five minutes? What is the real reason for me posting this photo right now?” I never want to do things impulsively that have no meaning or intent, especially on social media.
You can check out the rest of the conversation on Interview.
Andrea Kelly Comes For Monie Love For Speaking About Her Kids In Connection To Their Father’s Alleged Sexual Behavior
Andrea Kelly is known for keeping her name out of the madness and mayhem. And when your ex husband and father of your children is Robert Kelly, that is no small feat. But really, the only time we hear about Andrea is when she’s debuting her dancing skills, when we’re wondering how she gets her booty to move like that. She generally has a smile on her face, even in mid twerk-split.
But after former rapper and radio host Monie Love spoke about her ex husband and mentioned her children, her expression changed with a quickness.
Here’s what Monie said on the show:
“What the f is going on with R Kelly?! I you remember Ed telling us last week there was breaking news of R Kelly dating a 19 year old girl.
The singer has a harem of women and he supposedly has a stable of women, there’s about maybe ten of them. One of the girls is 30—but she’s been with him for 15 years so she was with him way before she was 30, obviously. And I think the youngest one being the 19 year old. The source apparently said he’s a sexual deviant and he has the women perform acts out of the norm on him and each other.
And one of women that was in his house, the one that’s 30, was actually in his house with him when he was still married to his ex wife and his children.”
In an 18 minute and 40 second Periscope, Drea Kelly said:
“Y’all know Drea Kelly…I don’t play when it come to my gotdamn eggs…now I got to rip somebody a new a$$hole…Being the mother that I am, taking my babies to school this morning, I turn on the radio and you know Ed Lover has a new show and Miss Monie Love is on the radio and so she does her Morning, Evening News…I feel like she did one of the most f*cked up things you can do as a journalist. At the end of the reporting, it said something about me and my children. Keep my gotdamn children out that stupid sh*t, ok? That’s number one, I’m a mother.
At the end of the day, you are reading something on radio, which means the audience has no idea what you’re reading. You could have been a responsible journalist and you didn’t even have to say that part about me and my kids because, at the end of the day, you were talking about R Kelly, my ex. You weren’t talking about me. So why the f*ck would you include my gotdamn kids in that? Those are still children. Those are still children at the end of the day. So whatever is going on, don’t put my gotdamn kids in it.
Because guess what happens now, when my kids go to school, ‘Oh I heard about your dad that said you guys were there. It was this, it was that.’ Now you have opened my kids up to some bullshit that has nothing to do with them. You owe my damn children an apology. You owe me an apology.”
Then she started tearing up.
“And let me tell y’all how good God is, it actually came on the radio right after I dropped my daughter off at school. So thank God my daughter did not have to hear that while riding with me. That was such a blessing that none of my children were in the car with me at that time.
At the end of the day, I am a mother and that was reckless. It was wrong and I pray to God that don’t nobody come along and dig up some sh*t on Monie Love and her past, and her baby fathers if she has any and somebody say some sh*t about her f*cking kids and they don’t even know if it’s true or not. That is the most f*cked up thing you can do. Because children are innocent. It doesn’t matter how much you don’t like their father. It doesn’t matter how much you don’t care for him as a person. But you leave my gotdamn kids out of it. You coulda said everything you needed to say but when you got to that last part about his kids, that’s some sh*t you could have left out. I hope that never comes back to you.
I teach my kids everyday, I don’t give zero f*cks what they say about your father, be it true, untrue, negative or positive. You don’t ever, ever let anyone judge you on something that has nothing to do with you. That is not about who you are. I think my children to be strong in the face of adversity. You have to know that whatever they feel about your father have nothing to do with you.”
You can watch Drea’s full Periscope video below.
— Andrea Drea Kelly (@DreaKelly) August 9, 2016
Monie Love responded saying,
I didn’t talk about Miss Drea’s children. I have four children. I don’t talk about children. There was no chatter about her children. There was no getting into her children at all. One, I don’t have any personal investments in the news. You heard me say sources continue to say. I added my own opinion at the end saying, this sounds nuts. I hope this is completely off. That was my personal, motherly remorse coming out. Because basically at that point I felt like, ‘Wow, if this is what’s going on I’m so happy for Drea that she is no longer a part of that. The part that I do get is that she’s a mom and despite the fact that her kids were not spoken about…what’s interesting also, is that this was reported on several radio shows. It’s interesting that my jugular is the jugular that’s been come for…
You can listen to her full response here.
Basically, Monie said because she didn’t mention anything specifically about the children, just the allegation that they might have been there, Drea is overreacting.
Drea’s reaction is strong. But, given all that she and her children have had to go through with R Kelly being their father, I can understand why she would be emotional and perhaps doing too much in the eyes of Monie Love and Ed Lover. And let’s not pretend that the suggestion that her children witnessed or were around for their father’s sexually deviant behavior is not a big deal. It is. And even if a source said it, Monie didn’t have to.
What do you think about all of this?
Veronica Wells is the culture editor for MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of the recently released book “Bettah Days.”
For some of Hollywood’s elite, the apple doesn’t fall far from the attractive tree. And while sexy moms and dads are something to be celebrated in their own right, this time around we’re looking at the incredibly gorgeous sons and daughters of some of our favorite celebrities — don’t worry they’re legal. While there are more sexy celebrity spawn than we can count, here we’re just picking out some of our favorite sons and daughters that truly make our jaws drop and our heads turn.
If you’re having a candy hangover this morning, your Instagram timeline probably won’t help because it’s filled with some of the sweetest costumes courtesy of of some famous family trick-or-treaters. Last night before our favorite celebs slipped into sexy costumes of their own, they of course had to squeeze in a few silly selfies with their little pumpkins and princesses.
Jhene Aiko, Kelly Rowland and Lance Gross got all into the Halloween spirit and made sure their mini-me’s were bringing plenty of “Boo’s” to Instagram. With the creativity these kids brought, we’re sure they’ll have Kit Kats and Reese Cups to last them until at least Easter Sunday. Check out some pics of all the fun:
How cute is this little munchkin with his face all twisted up? Do you recognize either of his parents in his face? No?
If not, here are a few clues:
- This little boy is a part of a very famous blended family.
- He has three siblings.
- He’s the youngest of his mother’s children.
- His father has plenty of dinero.
- He’s six months old.
Do you know who he is? Find out on the next page.
If Amber and Wiz did anything right, it was the creation of their son Sebastian. He is the cutest little boy with personality for days.
And while Amber and Wiz have had their problems, they seem to figured out the co-parenting situation. On Monday, Amber and Sebastian attended Khalifa’s Boys of Zummer Tour in Los Angeles. Naturally, little Sebastian was watching his father perform. But it didn’t stop there. Later, the toddler took the stage to hype his father and spit a couple of lines.
It was precious. Take a look at the videos below.
— ♚6 Gσd ♚ (@Mrsmith562) August 11, 2015
And backstage, Amber and Wiz even snapped a picture together.
Maybe I’m the only one, but in an ideal world, I would love for Wiz to grow up so they could all be together again. But…who knows. In the meantime, we’ll just enjoy the cuteness that is Baby Bash.
This little one is too precious! Can you guess who his parents are?
Here are a few clues.
This cutie comes from a very musical family. And is the second child to his parents, though he has several siblings.
That’s it. Too much more would give it away.
Over the weekend, Fabolous shared the first real photo of his newborn son, Jonas Jackson, with the world. In the image, Jonas rests comfortably on his daddy’s chest as his big brother, Johan Jackson, wraps his arm around him. Beneath the photo, Fab left a touching message about fatherhood. His message reads:
I come from a generation & environment where Fathers weren’t very present in the lives of children for whatever reason. Some being drugs, prison, relationship issues, lack of finance & just plain immaturity, but the job/role of Daddy is just as important as a Mom. Men need to understand that. I know & believe that bcuz I come from a single parent home. And even tho the mothers & sometimes grandparents do they best to provide & raise children a lot of times something’s missing. And as a child we find something or someone else to be that Father Figure. Could be the streets, hip hop, sports coach, teacher, hustlers, & even vices we pick up that teach, instill, & mold us. Fathers are supposed to be there for that & help lead the way. Are Fathers perfect, NO. But no one is & no responsibility requires you to be perfect. With that said I love being a part of my kids life & see no other way. I don’t like to advertise my personal life much for the sake of trying to keep something for US, but I do hope the glimpse men get to see of me being a father inspires & motivates. To all Father’s & those soon to be, #HappyFathersDay
Em and Fab welcomed little Jonas Tuesday, June 2.
Next time you see Chris Brown’s 11-month-old daughter Royalty at an awards show, she may be strolling down the red carpet. Earlier today the little cutie, who wasted no time stealing our hearts, took her first steps.
In an Instagram video shared by Royalty’s mom, Nia Guzman, the tot can be seen pulling herself off of the floor and taking nearly a dozen steps before plopping onto her bottom.
“And then this [happened] this morning,” Nia captioned the video.
We imagine she’ll be getting into a whole lot now as she has been trying to walk for quite a bit. In a video shared two weeks ago, Royalty can be seen struggling to stand up on her own before giving up and sitting down on the floor.
Earlier this week, Miss Royalty attended the 2015 Billboard Awards with her daddy, who performed at the ceremony.
The NBA players should just forgo these post game press conferences and just let their kids talk to us for 5-10 minutes after a thrilling victory or bitter defeat…or whatever is important to them. A couple of weeks ago, Derrick Rose’s son, Derrick Rose Jr. completely took the attention off of his father when he made some of the most adorable facial expressions.
But little Derrick is not the only baller baby who’s not shy when it comes to cameras and flashing lights. Last night the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets in the the first game of the Western Conference Finals, with a score of 110-106. Curry, the point guard for the team, who had another great night, scoring 34 points, spoke to reporters, like he’s done many times before.
This time his two-year-old daughter Riley came along with. And instead of focusing on her father, the little tot stole the entire show, waving, telling her father to be quiet because he was too loud, playing hide and seek and eventually running down the aisle.
Check out the cuteness in the full video below.