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Willow Smith: Mom and Dad Inspired Me to Be A Performer!

Willow Smith: Mom and Dad Inspired Me to Be A Performer!

Willow Smith takes a lunch break in a cute new photo for W magazine.

Here’s what the the 10-year-old pop sensation had to share:

On her musical influences: “I like the way Billy Idol sings. Mommy turned me on to him. And I like Lady Gaga’s songs.”

On still needing mom’s approval: “I can’t do whatever I want. Mommy has to say it’s okay.”

On having performing in her DNA: “Mommy and Daddy inspired me to be a performer. I get my flow from Daddy, my singing ability from Mommy, and the camera stuff from both. That’s just what happens when you hang out with the Smiths!”

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40 Responses to “Willow Smith: Mom and Dad Inspired Me to Be A Performer!”

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  1. 1
    isis Says:

    She’s a cutie! She can hold her own during an interview, very intelligent little girl.

  2. 2
    boston61 Says:

    The BOUGHT your career honey. We all know the truth. You represent everything that is wrong with America today.

  3. 3
    Meg Says:

    I hate it when famous parents get their untalented kids acting/entertainment jobs when there are actually countless talented kids with non-famous parents that never get a fair shot. They should be ashamed!

  4. 4
    Franck Says:

    “Willow Smith: Mom and Dad Inspired Me to Be A Performer!”

    Willow Smith: Mom and Dad Sold Me to Be A Performer!
    This is the sad reality honey!!!! Go home and enjoy your chilhood till it last.

  5. 5
    MlleF Says:

    “Willow Smith: Mom and Dad Inspired Me to Be A Performer!”

    No Way….lol

    I Used to reaaaaally looooooooooooooooove Will Smith, I remember my teenage in front of the fresh prince….

    but now, I don’t now…something is going a little wrong in everything he do…

  6. 6
    Wicked ho Says:

    She got her singing ability from
    The front woman of a hardcore/ head bashing/ devil music band? Wicked wisdom? Yeah, okay, jada. Lol

  7. 7
    George W Says:

    Mom and Dad need to get over themselves and stop force feeding us their ‘next generation’,I’ve had enough already!

  8. 8
    marq Says:

    This prodigy is already in the stratosphere I cannot even begin to understand the audience laughing at the homage paid to Willow Smith’s Whip My Hair, by Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen’s cover of her hit song, recently:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhFh-JqQuMg

  9. 9
    ka-blamo Says:

    Errr, uh, well at least her hair looks better here.

  10. 10
    TXpert Says:

    Willow Smith is a talented little girl whose parents are Hollywood actors..singers..producers. If she wants to join family buisness and has her parent’s approval it’s no one’s biz expect theirs.

    She happens to hold a tune better than some of people I’e seen and she has stage presence. Good for her. I’m sure when Llyod Bridges, The Sheens, The Fondas and every other entertainment family spread their talent they met the same criticism from naysayers.

    I say go for it…and BTW…Jada and Will are east coast kids with street smarts …I doubt they’d take any sh–t from likes of haters on this board.

  11. 11
    lily Says:

    she’s a kid, leave her alone. let her have fun.

  12. 12
    Park Says:

    does no one else find it funny how she is holding a hamburger? while burger, fries and pop (generally fast food) are what kids usually love most, willow appears to be quite mature for her age. she is the opposite of what burger, fries and pop represent. not to mention that she does not look like she even eats at all…she is a stick.

  13. 13
    vince Says:

    does no one else find it funny how she is holding a hamburger? while burger, fries and pop (generally fast food) are what kids usually love most, willow appears to be quite mature for her age. she is the opposite of what burger, fries and pop represent. not to mention that she does not look like she even eats at all…she is a stick.

  14. 14
    J Says:

    In a few years she’ll be in rehab and afterward will give interviews about how she was never allowed to be a child etc. Wait and see.

  15. 15
    colina Says:

    @Park: Yeah, this is supposed to be a “lunch break” shot? Doubt it. It’s just another planned head shot to make her look like a “regular kid.”

  16. 16
    JR Says:

    @marq:

    of course you cannot understand, Marq, because you are stupid…”This prodigy is already in the stratosphere”…LOL…she is not in the stratosphere…and, the whole *POINT* with the Parody is we and the audience are *LAUGHING* at her song, not with her. Because it is such a stupid, pointless, repetitive song. (that she did not even have any hand in writing) It wasn’t an *HOMAGE* stupid…it was a parody. Big difference. An homage is done to something you admire. Clearly everyone was laughing at the humor of one of the greatest legends of music, (Fallon as the inimitable Neil Young) singing such a stupid tune in his legendary style. I cannot stand Jimmy Fallon, but that was awesome.

  17. 17
    jen Says:

    Still wondering when this kid will have time to be a KID. God, she is just a 10 years old!

  18. 18
    Anna Says:

    You people sicken me. If you had the same resources as Willow’s parents hell you would support what your child has to do. It’s not like Will and JAda are singing for Willow. She has to still work hard, learn choreo, etc. I mean Ellen did you not see that?Baby girl can SING,REAL TALENT!I didn’t see Jada or Will pop up during the interview?So how do people say she’s being pimped.Pleeaasse!She is having fun and doing what SHE wants to do she’s not being forced. Willow whip your hair at those haters!!While you hate on a 10 yr old she’s making $$$$ every second!Go head girl!

  19. 19
    Anna Says:

    *I meant wanted to do* sorry

  20. 20
    marq Says:

    @JR: Apparently so stupid, that every time I listen to this performance, tears well up in my eyes.

    It is an epic song. Even as parody, it needed to be played straight and not clowned, and i’m glad that for the most part they did.

    If indeed, “stupid”, which is arguable, I nevertheless posit that those that bring up Willow Smith’s age as a negative, are themselves age bigots.

    She is nothing less than extraordinary.

  21. 21
    marq Says:

    @JR: Apparently so stupid, that every time I listen to this performance, tears well up in my eyes.

    It is an epic song. Even as parody, it needed to be played straight and not clowned, and i’m glad that for the most part they did.

    If indeed, “stupid”, which is arguable, I nevertheless posit that those that bring up Willow Smith’s age as a negative, are themselves age bigots.

    She is nothing less than extraordinary.

  22. 22
    wild Says:

    She belongs on the child’s website not this one!

  23. 23
    marq Says:

    @wild: I don’t see that Jared’s offered a poll, but if he did, I would vote her on both sites. She’s remarkable.

  24. 24
    missy Says:

    little freak didn’t fall far from the freak tree!

  25. 25
    good-one Says:

    “In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs, in spite of things silently gone out of mind and things violently destroyed, the Poet binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society, as it is spread over the whole earth, and over all time. The objects of the Poet’s thoughts are every where; though the eyes and senses of man are, it is true, his favorite guides, yet he will follow wheresoever he can find an atmosphere of sensation in which to move his wings. Poetry is the first and last of all knowledge–it is as immortal as the heart of man.”
    ~~ William Wordsworth, “Preface to Lyrical Ballads”

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