You may say its hairography, but Will Smith and Jada Pinkett’s nine-year-old daughter Willow Smith’s music video ‘Whip My Hair’, is certainly anything but it! If anything, it captures the diva side of this singing sensation, to rival the works of her rapper father, Will Smith.
The pre-teen music diva introduces the 21st century version of head banging – or should we say, a new style of wall painting – in ‘Whip My Hair’, video, as she actually whips her tresses, styled in a variety of shapes and ways – long braids, heart-shaped Mohawk, Back-combed pouf; dipped in some paint; on the white-washed walls of a class-room; singing and dancing and throwing her little head around, on the tunes of: ‘Doesn’t matter if its long or short, whip your hair’. As the song ends, the room turns into a – you guessed it, multi-colored confection. ‘Karate Kid’ star and Willow’s elder brother, Jaden, appears to make a cameo towards the end of his little sister’s video.
With her very first solo ‘Whip My Hair’, Willow has created enough waves to get backing of the entertainment mogul Jay-Z, who has signed Willow Smith to his label, Roc Nation. Considering her support network, including Justin Bieber, her first album is certainly destined to be a smashing hit. Bieber is the Smiths’ old friend and has sung a duet with Will Smith’s 12-year-old-son Jaden, on ‘Never Say Never.’
Willow’s parents, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, are pretty sure that their little daughter will be able to handle the pressure of recording a music album successfully, as they have seen her handle the pressure of acting. Willow made her acting debut at the tender age of 7, appearing opposite her dad, in ‘I Am Legend.’ She joined her mom in ‘Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.’ Willow was seen in ‘Kit Kitteredge’ as well.