It must be hard being the child of a celebrity, always trying to live up to your parents’ accomplishments. Having to make tough daily decisions like which pair of Prada flats you’re going to wear. How you’re going to spend your monthly allowance; hmmmm…the new Range Rovers look nice. Or, you could follow in your parents’ golden footsteps and take advantage of their fame.
Willow Smith, daughter of Will and Jada, just released her first single, Whip My Hair; while it’s no Parents Just Don’t Understand, or even Gettin Jiggy Wit It, but it does sound good. She has the swagger (yes, swagger) of someone three times her age, and I think she has the attitude to pull it off. Wow, when I was 9 years old I was trying to get Mario over the flagpole.
So while she is whippin’ the hair on her half shaved head, her brother, Jaden is having dance battles with Justin Bieber. So, things like this really happen outside of teen movies? After his concert at Madison Square Garden, The Bieb challenged Jaden to a MJ style dance off at Lucky Strike Lanes, which reportedly, Jaden won. This was all (conveniently) filmed for his documentary. Justin and Jaden worked together on a song for the soundtrack to his movie, The Karate Kid. Ah, the life of a child star!
So say what you will about these two, and you will, but they’re making waves. I know a lot of people feel like they’re only famous because of their parents, and that’s partly true, but they are pretty talented. I do feel like this is more Jada’s doing than Will’s. Will’s older son, Trey, said that he had no interest in acting or music and chooses to focus on his football career. He did appear in his dad’s music video for Just The Two Of Us and appeared on the show the couple produced, All Of Us, along with Jaden when they were younger. Willow co-starred with her dad in I Am Legend, and occasionally appears on True Jackson, VP, as the younger version of the show’s star. I think when they are older they will step out of on their own and not just be known as Will and Jada’s kids.
It obviously doesn’t suck to be a Smith though. How long til we get to hear Suri Cruise’s concept album?