Willow Smith, the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, just landed her first record deal at the ripe old age of nine. What did you ever do at age nine besides learn cursive and all 50 state capitals?
The crooning cutie signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Label. Her first single is titled “Whip My Hair” and is actually pretty catchy. I mean, her dad is The Fresh Prince, who graced the world with his lyrical masterpieces “Parent’s Just Don’t Understand,” “Time To Chill,” and “Boom! Shake The Room.” Apparently mom Jada is also a singer – for a heavy metal rock band called Wicked Wisdom. Okaay…
Jay-Z and his petite protégé called in to “On-Air With Ryan Seacrest” to confirm that he had signed her to his Roc Nation label. Describing Willow’s debut as “a hit,” Jay-Z said on Thursday morning (September 9) that he first heard the track before he knew it had been recorded by a 9 year old. “I was like man, that record’s a smash. And then [Roc Nation partner] Jay Brown said, ‘She’s 9,’ and I was like, ‘Whoa!’ And [then] he was like, ‘She’s Will and Jada’s daughter,’ and I was like, ‘Whoa!’ and it just went from there. Via mtv.com
Willow Smith started her career in the film I Am Legend along side her dad and a very cute German Shepard. Her brother Jaden, is also an actor who, coincidentally, made his acting debut with dad Will in The Pursuit of Happyness. I guess a family that portrays fictional characters together, stays together. Maybe?
If you haven’t heard it already, check out Willow’s whiplash inducing song here: