The world was always going to know who Willow Smith was because of her famous parents – Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. However, rather than ride on the coattails of her parent’s fame, the star aimed to create her own path in life – and boy did she blossom.
Willow Smith has been making waves in the celebrity industry by forging a career and image of her own in the entertainment world. With her recent 21st birthday turning heads, the once childhood sensation has shown that she is now ready to take her music career to a whole new level.
Just look at the fashion icon glow below:
Don’t confuse Willow to be a millennial, as she is part of generation Z and has often spoken up about how proud she is that she came from the 1999’s.
Although she had a tumultuous relationship with fame growing up, it never stopped Willow Smith from making and recording music.
Back in 2012 Willow decided that it was the perfect time to rebel. She shaved her head after going viral for her song debut “Whip My Hair”, which currently sits at 5 million views on Youtube.
The hit single “Whip My Hair” enabled Willow to get signed by Jay-Z’s record label Roc Nation. Over the next few years, Willow has been continually changing her image and music to create an identity that is distinctly hers. Indeed, her transformation is seriously turning heads today and she’s certainly come into her own.
“I’ve just been doing so much growing up, I’m really just becoming a woman” – Willow Smith
Willow Smith has had “a huge 2021 thanks to her rock resurgence and works with Travis Barker on her new album Lately I Feel Everything,” says The Tab.
On 22 October 2021, the live version of the song went viral on TikTok. It became the soundtrack to a dance trend where people exaggeratedly represent the lyrics in the song.
Willow Smith is heavily influenced by artists she listened to growing up, such as Avril Lavigne, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, and Fall Out Boy.
Whether she liked it or not, her parents really gave her a platform to excel in life. She has since then been using her voice and image as a powerful tool to inspire young women.