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Wicked Wisdom Frontwoman Talks About Ozzfest

WICKED WISDOM frontwoman Jada Pinkett Smith recently spoke to TCPalm.com about her band's participation in this year's Ozzfest. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

On singing screaming about dark things in a heavy metal band:

"For me it's so healthy, because there's so many things that I want to say that aren't politically correct on the red carpet or what have you.

"I feel like, that's how we all become kind of sick, physically sick and mentally unbalanced, when we're not allowed to be our complete selves.

"Here in this music, I get to be ugly. The uglier the better. And for me, that's so refreshing and so liberating.

"People want to hear real stuff; people aren't afraid to feel angry, or sad, or even to feel joy. This is just an outlet for people to cut loose in a way that our society tells you is not correct."

On her foray into music:

"I guess you could call me an old-school metalhead. I was introduced to OZZY OSBOURNE and LED ZEPPELIN by my uncle, and my mother was a big Who fan. In my house, we had real eclectic musical tastes between jazz, rock and R&B. We listened to everything — even to this day."

On how WICKED WISDOM came together:

"It was always something that I was really interested in doing, and just never really knew how to approach it. It just got to a point where I was like, 'You know what, Jada? Life is moving, and you only have this life to live, so let's get it going.' So I hooked up with Pocket, and we started to grow a sound and a band."

On being stung but not surprised by Ozzfest fans' early criticism about WICKED WISDOM's addition to the bill:

"Any area you tread in, you're going to catch it. That's just part of it. I don't really look at that as something to stop me, or something to really consider.

"At the end of the day, you're going to have people that dig it and people that don't. But no matter what, we still gotta do us, you know?"

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. idabel-won!!!!! writes:

You know what, she has a point. Many other people should take her "advice." I'm not inton WW but she has a really good point. IDABEL WARRIORS WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Sep 3, 2005 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Shreddin writes:

F uck her and her gay a$$ band.They suck and they bought their way into ozzfest.if i ever see themout on the streets ill f*** them up so bad that you cant tell their noses from their knees

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3. dudecore writes:

shreddin u r nothin but a sh** talkin b**** u wont ever do sh** to anyone. ur just a punk a$$ b**** who has to talk tough on a web site to feel like a man

# Sep 3, 2005 @ 2:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RememberMetal? writes:

heh...

WW is the most poorly conceived notion this side of the nuthouse.

# Sep 3, 2005 @ 5:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. azuremouse writes:

Umm this was last nights Uranium. Why did they just go on Warped Tour, those kids would eat them up like they were free Fall Out Boy ringtones (gosh I'm sick of Fall Out Boy).

# Sep 3, 2005 @ 6:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. azuremouse writes:

Ack I meant to say: Why didn't they.....and Jada was talking about her musical influences on last night (friday's) Uranium with Juliya's poser behind being all like "Hell yeah....Right On....You go girl".

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7. gyrene writes:

Just saw them yesterday in West Palm at Ozzfest.....kinda shocking, I mean it was so like not her, but f**k it, I thought they kicked ass. NICE F**KING ABS!!!!!!!!

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8. whitecharcoal writes:

i saw them at west palm on ozzfest and DAMN! i never thought id see that georgeous chick in a metal band actually kicking a$$. hell yes... hell yes.

# Sep 6, 2005 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

yikes, have we fallen back into the 80's here...

where style is more important than the music......we need a rock/metal renaissance fast....Jada retreads the same tiresome angles of " I have to be me" and "I'm an old-school metal head".....as the hair metal and nu-metal set did....

And I cant believe that she even brings up the stress of THE RED CARPET!!!!!!....*whew*, looking pretty while holding my bling covered head up and sleeping with the knowledge that i have more $ and 60 average households combined is tough nuggets!

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10. ozzfest SUCKS writes:

hi

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11. ozzfest SUCKS writes:

hi

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12. ozzfest SUCKS writes:

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13. ozzfest SUCKS writes:

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14. ozzfest SUCKS writes:

hi

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15. SLAYER IS THE BEST F*** YOU IF U THINK OTHERWISE writes:

JADA SUCKED I SAW THEM IN WEST PALM THEY WERE HORRIBLE HER LYRICS ARE THE WORST IVE EVER HEARD

# Sep 8, 2005 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. metaldude writes:

That douchebag who said hed f*** them up if he saw them is probably some pasty white 20 year old who lives in his parents basement and has never got laid. He probably couldn't even pick up the sunday paper F**k U Sh*t head!

# Sep 10, 2005 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. applegray writes:

umm, I wonder why he hasn't replied back? Maybe because he is a douchebag that lives in his parents basement.

# Sep 23, 2005 @ 12:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. applegray writes:

Question, is it because the band is black, why so many object? just curious.

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