WILLOW SMITH: “ALL THE HARD WORK PAID OFF”
She describes her style as “schoolgirl-meets-punk rock”. Her favorite artists are “Lady Gaga, Billy Idol, , Jay Z…..and my mom and dad!”
In a recent sit-down with MTV News, tween sensation Willow Smith opens up about her style, her new music, and much more!
On signing with Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s label:
“It felt like all the hard work paid off, mostly that,” Willow said. “Like all the hard work that I’ve done, like recording ‘Whip My Hair’ — it’s paid off.” She recalls meeting Jay-Z: “We went to this building, I don’t remember what it was, but we had a meeting and I got to hang out with him and meet him, and it was fun.”
On filming her latest video “Whip My Hair”:
“It was a long day. … It was hard sometimes, but, like, if you have a commitment to that, you have to stick with it,” Willow said.
She adds, “And it’s not because I have to, it’s because I want it,” she said of her percolating music career. “Most people, if they don’t want it, they’ll just be like, ‘Oh well, I can do that tomorrow’ — is that what’s called procrastinating?”
On the best part of filming:
“Having my Warriorettes there, my best friends caring — Jade, Angel Punky, they’re just all my best friends — and my family there just made it even better,” Willow told MTV News about the shoot when she stopped by Tuesday (October 19).
On what “Whip My Hair Means”:
“‘Whip My Hair’ means don’t be afraid to be yourself,” Smith explained, “and don’t let anybody tell you that that’s wrong. Because the best thing is you.”
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