At just nine years old, Willow Smith burst out from under the wings of her famous mom and dad, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith, and showed the world her musical talent. She was immediately a hit with “Whip My Hair”, making music videos and entertaining music contracts and acting roles. As quickly as it came, it dried up and disappeared – by choice!
During the promotional tour of “After Earth”, Will explains why Willow dropped out of the limelight.
Will shared about his kids entering showbiz, “It may seem like we have pushed our kids into the business, but that is absolutely insane. I would never, ever, push somebody to have their face on a poster that’s going be everywhere in the world. He [Jaden] is making a choice from the informed. It’s less scary to me than if he wanted to be a dentist in that I couldn’t help with what he’d chosen. I have relationships with some of the biggest filmmakers and actors and producers on Earth. So I can be a huge help.”
Will continued, “Willow chose singing and then un-chose it. She said, “Daddy, I want to go to school with my friends during the week, and I want to hang out with them on the weekends.” At the peak of “Whip My Hair,” she’s like, “Daddy, I’m done.” I was like, “Wow, wow, wow. No, baby, I got Annie [the upcoming movie remake, co-produced by Jay-Z], you know. It’ll be New York, you’ll be with Beyoncé. You can bring your friends.” And she said, “Daddy, I got a better idea. How about I just be 12?” At the end of the day, it has to be their choice.”
It sounds like these Smith kids have their priorities straight and at such young ages!
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