Whip My Hair singer Willow Smith – the 11-year-old daughter of actor Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith – was spotted sipping on a blended green tea beverage from Starbucks in Calabasas, Calif. on Saturday (June 2).
It seems papa Will had his reasons why he allowed his tween daughter to shave her head.
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We let Willow cut her hair. When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world. She can’t cut my hair but that’s her hair. She has got to have command of her body. So when she goes out into the world, she’s going out with a command that it is hers. She is used to making those decisions herself. We try to keep giving them those decisions until they can hold the full weight of their lives.”