So unless you have been under a rock, you must have heard or seen Willow Smith's "Whip my hair" video. Yes, Smith as in the spawn of Will and Jada (Pinkett) Smith. Ok I confess that, I saw people referencing hair being whipped back and forth but I didn't pay it no mind. Then last week as I listened to the radio, I heard a song where the chorus was a repetitive chant of whipping her hair back and forth and I'm like "oooh, it's a song!" theeeeen I find out that it is Willow Smith's song and my first thought is "damn, the person singing sounds too grown to be a 9 year old". I heard she just signed with Jayz's label not too long ago, so I wasn't expecting a single so soon.
Anyways, I watched the video and I have to say it was very well done, very age appropriate and the song is a catchy song. Chic is like a miniature Rihanna so its all good in the hood. But as I watched the video, I couldn't help thinking this girl is 9!!. Like 9, yo! She has her own sense of style, she does interviews like a mini woman and seems so self assured.That's pretty young sha. Would I want my daughter to be thrust in the jaws of this fame scene at such a young age? Me I know its a resounding no!!I just feel there is plenty of time. Besides peaking early, especially in this day and age where careers don't last long (although she can fall back on acting). There are just some things you can't get back, like your childhood. Yes, she probably will be homeschooled but...I dunno maybe it's just me but I just really feel it is important to be a kid. Being grownup is not a beans, whether or not you have money, it just comes with its own wahala. Just wanted to point out that I am not hating on Willow in any way because she can actually sing and sounds waay older than her age, they were just thoughts I had as I watched the video.
What do you guys think?