Willow Smith‘s school work is suffering. The ten year old daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith is spending more time on tour than in the classroom. Her studies are being put on hold so she can concentrate on her music career and according to The Daily Record she is quoted as saying,
I never really get to go to school because I am always on tour, or with my father. There is a tutor most of the time, but usually I am working so I never get to do the lessons. The worst thing about maths is all the kids are ahead of me because they go to school.”
The pint-sized pop-star credits her parents with inspiring her to become a performer. After watching her mother’s band and adding vocals to one of her father’s rap songs she knew this was her calling.
I was four years old when I recorded a song with daddy and only said a couple of words, and I thought, ‘This is cool.’ It wasn’t supposed to be in the song but he wrote me something at the last minute. I would go with my mom on her tour and look at her and love what she did. I thought, ‘Maybe I should do that.’ So I did. I’m going to make songs to inspire people.”
Her first single Whip My Hair has become a worldwide hit and she has signed with Jay-Z’s record label Roc Nation.