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.
Smith kicked off her 21st birthday with an epic Halloween party in a costume that made fans lose it. The star transformed into Brad Pitt’s Fight Club character Tyler Durden for the fete, giving the look a high-fashion twist we won’t soon forget.
With a striking red leather jacket paired with high-waisted brown trousers and an unbuttoned printed silk shirt, Smith strutted down LA’s main street going braless underneath the oversized blazer.
The fashionista completed the ultra-cool ensemble with a pair of coordinating sunglasses with red lenses, as well as platform black heels, and an on-theme black suitcase that she palmed as she made her way.
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”. Her song “Meet Me At Our Spot” was a collaboration with Tyler Cole.
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.
Her latest single, “Transparent Soul” is not the only collaboration with the punk artist as her song with Travis Barker Blink-182’s gives us a pop-punk song that could easily fit onto our early ’00s emo playlists.
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.