Catching up with Willow Smith
Willow Smith is gorgeous! Indeed, at 11 years old Willow (as her fans know her) is absolutely stunning with her new sculpted hair style.
I was thrilled to meet her and chat about her life and career at the Sony Store in New York. She had just premiered the video for “Fireball." Her new single is a collaboration with another favorite artist of mine, Nicki Minaj. “It was amazing [to work with her]," Willow told me. "She is an awesome, awesome artist and she has so much energy.”
In the video Nicki Minaj appears as her character Harajuku Barbie. Minaj is dressed in an over-the-top dress made of fluorescent-colored teddy bears and matching rainbow colored fur boots.
“Fireball” is an energetic party dance tune like her previous hit single “Whip My Hair.” That song was a great hit, which went platinum in the U.S. and peaked at number 11 in the Billboard Hot 100.
Willow was fun to interview because she is so relaxed and confident. She describes her famous parents, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, as “very nice people.” She told me that Demi Lovato is her favorite singer and writing is her best subject in school. Reading books is Willows preferred thing to do when she isn't working. She mentioned that she especially enjoys reading Grimm's' fairy tales.
Her fashion sense is out of this world. When I met her, she was wearing studded pants and a plaid stadium jacket with a yellow shirt. Nicki Minaj was correct when she rapped “You're real major even though you're a minor” to Willow on “Fireball.” Like her superstar parents, Willow is a major talent.
The “Fireball” video includes an amazing dance choreography. Willow shows off her dance talent as well as her singing voice in the new video that was filmed in Los Angeles. The video starts with what looks like a fireball/UFO crashing to Earth. It’s a fantastic music video. The “Fireball” video was directed by Hype Williams, who also directed Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind” video. Willow describes her new video as “fun and upbeat.” I think that is also a good way to describe Willow Smith.
Be sure to check out my video interview with Willow Smith!