Yesterday, Willow Smith, the 9-year-old daughter of Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith, took the internet by storm after her song “Whip My Hair” leaked to the masses. The track is a definite banger, which sounds weird, seeing as though the artist should be in elementary school at recess. She sounds much older than 9, but the lyrical content is age appropriate and squeaky clean.
Over the summer, Willow found herself in the headlines for her interesting fashion sense and ever-changing hair. She’s been compared to everyone from Janelle Monae to Adam Lambert, but her biggest influence is pop sensation Rihanna. They share the same stylist. This afternoon, after rumors and buzz, GlobalGrind reported that the youngest member of the Smith clan would be recording under Jay-Z’s RocNation imprint, which is also home to North Carolina rapper J. Cole. I’d love to see how this plays out. I think she can give Justin Bieber a run for his money.