Smith, 15, gave the publication a wide-ranging interview, including a revelation that she is currently hosting underground teachings in quantum mechanics.
“It was nice to be able to talk to female students and professors about science and logic because that’s just such a man’s world,” she said of visiting the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) immediately following Paris Fashion Week earlier this year.
Smith said in her interview that she is also looking to intensify her understanding of mathematics, particularly how to produce songs from mathematical equations. (The daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith dropped a surprise debut album in December.)
The self-proclaimed “artisan” also noted that she finds constant and consistent support in her older brother Jaden.
“We’re like binary stars, like two parts of one thing,” she said of the 17-year-old Karate Kid alum. “I know what he’s thinking at all times. And he knows what I’m thinking. We’re not identical twins, but it feels like that in a lot of ways.”
In February, dad Will opened up to BBC Radio 1Xtra and admitted that he and wife Jada may have “gone too far” by encouraging their kids’ unique forms of artistic expression.
Not that Willow isn’t self-aware enough to know that she’s going to be constantly reinventing her identity for years to come.
“During that time of figuring it out, I was lost and super insecure,” she told Teen Vogue of the period following the 2011 release of her song “Whip My Hair.” “But then I stopped trying to find myself in these other inanimate objects, people and ideas. I realized it isn’t about finding yourself — it’s about creating yourself.”
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