Willow Smith, You Amaze Yet Frighten Me

October 19th, 2010 // Leave a Comment

I’m not sure if I’m obsessed with or terrified of Willow Smith. The nine-year-old is an instant smash with her ridiculously catchy single “Whip My Hair” and dresses like a 16-year-old transvestite. Girl is fierce…too fierce. I fear her…

Her new video premiered on “106 and Park” on BET and the interview was all kinds of ridiculous. Watch the video after the jump.

First of all, Lil’ Smith (pictured in NYC today) wears a hairpiece that makes it look like you can unzip her head (only fueling my theories that she is, indeed, a robot brought to life from one of her dad’s movies). Then, the hosts present Willow with a plaque and ask her to read it. Life choices, people: you can either learn how to read words like “important” or you can be a hip-hop sensation before 10, but not both.

Willow responded to the gesture by bursting into tears…and I in turn felt really uncomfortable. I just don’t know what to do with this video. I feel like Willow is not ready for her own fierceness. Someone make sense of this for me, please!


By Lola Robertson

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