Jada Pinkett Smith On Willow, Not Competing With Will Smith

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In an interview with HuffPost Black Voices, Jada Pinkett Smith revealed details about Willow Smith’s forthcoming album as well as how she and hubby Will Smith compete…or you know, don’t for the sake of their family.

Excerpts below:

With the film’s release just two weeks after the opening weekend of “Men In Black 3,” have you and Will discussed the possibility of “Madagascar” topping “Men In Black” at the box office?

Oh no, never. You have to understand what it takes for us to exist as a family. It’s like every success belongs to every single family member, because of what we do as a family to help one another and to support one another. So we’re never in competition. “Men In Black” did really fantastically well, and that’s what the summer’s about. There’s room for everybody.

As a family, are there any future plans for you all to star in a film?

We actually are. Will and I are trying to figure that out, right now. We’re talking about us all starring in a film together. Will and I are definitely planning on working together in the next year. And of course, we’re working on the “Annie” project with Willow. But we’re just producing that. And then Jaden is finishing up a film with his dad now. But, as always, there’s tons of creativity happening in the Smith family household. We’re artists to the core.

Willow and I definitely talked about doing something, but not for “Annie.” My music is like my freedom space. But Willow and I definitely talked about doing a collaboration. She really loves rock music, so she wants to come on and get crazy with me on a track. Which I would love, because she has a fantastic voice. But she has new music that’s coming out this summer and she’ll be jumping back on tour. So you can expect some new tracks coming from Willow and Jaden. And I think they’re doing a tour this summer as well.

Are the forthcoming tracks off of her debut album or just singles?

Just singles. She definitely wants to put an album out, but we’re trying to give her space to grow as an artist. Which is another reason why I adore Jay-Z, because he really understands that process. He’s so artist friendly, and he has so much love and respect for Willow. And he’s doing such a fantastic job being in partnership with us, in regards to her career and really helping her develop as an artist.

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