Willow Smith Muses About Her Career In Vanity Fair


Girl might still be in elementary school, but when Willow Smith poses for Vanity Fair, she’s basically taking you to school. In addition to working it out for photographer Art Streiber in the video above, the littlest diva discusses signing with Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation label, her album due out in March and the future of her artistic aspirations. Yes, Willow is literally 1/3 of our age, and she’s already fitting business meetings between her graham cracker and juice breaks. “It is very cool, because Jay really welcomes me and makes me feel like the record label is a place where I can have fun and talk about my career,” Willow gushes. “He and his people make me feel like I’m a part of something. And I love Beyoncé—she’s awesome!” If we were Beyoncé, we’d be looking over our shoulder already. Willow isn’t going to settle for less than #1 for long…

Despite the fact that Willow has had massive success before most of us learned to tie our shoes, not everyone thinks someone so young should be dominating show business. Waiting To Exhale author Terry McMillan hit Twitter to criticize the Smith kids, calling out Will and Jada Pickett Smith for letting Willow and Jaden work at such a young age. “The Smith children already act like child stars. There’s an arrogance in their demeanor and behavior. I find it incredibly sad,” McMillan tweeted. “It feels like the Smith children are being pimped and exploited. Or, they’re already hungry for fame. What about 4th grade?” The writer has since apologized, but fans on either side of the debate are riled up. So what do you think? Is Willow too young to be making hits? Or did she come out of the womb so fierce, there’s really no point in denying it?

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