Well, this pretty much came out of nowhere, but we’re pretty glad it did!
The uber-stylish spawn of Will Smith and his actor wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, 9-year-old Willow Smith, unleashed a beast of a record on the internet yesterday in the form of her debut single “Whip My Hair.”
The track is mood music for all the kiddies heading back to school and brushing off their haters and that super hard math tests with a sassy whip of their hair.
Funny enough, “Whip My Hair” is also ear candy for those who are twice, even three times Willow’s age who want a song with a hard beat, catchy hook, and expletive-free lyrics to work out or hit their dougie to. The minute the song opens with Willow singing “I whip my hair back and forth,” you’re hooked.
Willow has already earned comparisons to pop dominator Rihanna for their similar leather-and-lace, girly yet edgy style. Is it a coincidence that “Whip My Hair” dropped the very same day Rihanna released her new single, “Only Girl (In The World)“? Eh. Who knows. But RiRi might have herself some adorable, pint-sized (friendly) competition.