Willow Smith Drops Words of Wisdom During ‘I-D Magazine’ Shoot

Teen talks her music and shares what she thinks of her generation

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Described as “articulate, insatiably curious, and inherently inquisitive,” in a recent profile story by I-D Magazine, Willow Smith is perpetuating fashion greatness again– but this time she’s accessorizing with her wise words.

The ’empress of cool’ can be seen rocking spacey yet vintage looks cultivated by designers Louis Vuitton, Prada, Miu Miu, TUK and more, but aside from the nature-rich photo shoot that captures Smith in her element, the teen invited readers into her world of feminism, energy, and art.

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“It’s really strange, but it’s so me,” says Smith of her music. “For instance, not a lot of people use the Zheng harp from China with synthetic drums. Not a lot of people mix those two.”

The young songstress talked her new music, a few celebs she would like to work with, and what she currently thinks of her buzzing generation.

Read Willow’s response below:

“I feel that right now what our generation needs is to do the art that’s in our hearts. Do it to the fullest and try to help other people find out that thing that makes them happy. The more people that are doing what’s in their hearts, the more that heart vibration is going to start spreading around the world, and the more people will start thinking, “Wow, maybe McDonald’s isn’t what I should be eating, maybe the way they’re teaching me in school is depressing me, maybe I should be climbing trees and meditating more than I should be listening to my teachers telling me that everything I’m doing is wrong.”

Read the rest of the interview here and check out Willow’s photos below: