Will Smith’s 9-year-old daughter Willow is breaking into the music business. She and Jay-Z called into On-Air With Ryan Seacrest this morning declaring that she will be working with the rapper’s record label Roc Nation. Her first single Whip My Hair has launched to rave reviews.
Jay-Z commented, “We at Roc Nation are excited to work with Willow. She has an energy and enthusiasm about her music that is truly infectious. It’s rare to find an artist with such innate talent and creativity at such a young age. Willow is about to embark on an incredible journey and we look forward to joining her as she grows in all aspects of her career.”
Willow admitted that all the media attention is “very overwhelming” but she credits her mother Jada Pinkett-Smith for making her feel confident with paparazzi.
“My mom teaches me to say how I feel all the time,” Willow explained. “My mom and me are very strong individuals and I just know that, because lots of people, they don’t act like themselves, so they’re not happy.”
Willow will be shooting the music video for the single in Los Angeles at the end of this month.