Friday, May 25, 2012

Willow Smith Gives Up Pop Career for Ballet


Will Smith says his daughter Willow has given up her pop career to pursue ballet and explains how she decided in the middle of touring with Justin Bieber that she just didn't want to do it anymore...

Will Smith tells talk show host David Letterman,
"We really tell them (the kids) they are allowed decide what they want, (and) when they want to do it... We were out in the middle of the huge Justin Bieber tour, Willow is out there and it's great, and in the middle of the tour she had an epiphany that she wants to do ballet."
"I look at her and I say, 'Baby, can you do ballet after the tour?' and she said, 'No daddy, I really just love it, I'm so inspired..."
"She just loves ballet. She's doing ballet all day, everyday and she just loves it."

81 comments:

Anonymous said...

THIS IS VERY GOOD NEWS IF ITS ACTUALLY TRUE!

Anonymous said...

In other words, her music "career" flopped, so she's moving on to something else.

Anonymous said...

I guess will and jada got tired of hearing people say that they don't care about their children and that money is all that matters to them.

Anonymous said...

Good for her...
I a physc major, and I can see this child is distrubed... She has all the signs of a future tragic event. wont surprise me if she's a cutter.

Anonymous said...

that's a bullshit story to cover up her failing at being a pop star.... after whip my hair nobody cared or wanted to hear from that little girl. both songs that followed were horrible so they pulled her from that nonsense and will try and make her take off and get attention in another arena. but as uncoordinated as she looked in all of her music video i wish the child luck because she's going to need it....

Anonymous said...

willow looks happy for once. this is good.

Anonymous said...

Child Pleuz....can somebody come get this little nuisance. She starting to get on my nerves. I don't like bullying little kids, so can somebody please come check her, cuz her damn parents ain't doing it.

Anonymous said...

She appears to be so amazing and bold, even fearless. Two together people can create this. Black is Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Good for her!! I love it.

Anonymous said...

i hope along with staying in ballet she gets an education as well.

Anonymous said...

If everything she tries is still going to be media worthy, then what's the difference? pop, rock, acting, ballet.....if it's still public info that her parents are bragging about and she's still walking the streets looking craz, how will that keep her from still becoming Lindsey Lohan crazy?
Different job same stunts same weird parents equals same troubled life, just now with ballet Jada will make sure she stays anorexic.

Anonymous said...

She's young, she is entitled to change her mind a kazillion times.

Anonymous said...

now if we could just get rid of jaden......

Anonymous said...

She appears to be so amazing and bold, even fearless. Two together people can create this. Black is Beautiful.
12:48 PM

^^^^^AND YOU GOT ALL THIS FROM A BLURRY PIC GTFOHWTBS

Anonymous said...

12:48pm

jada get a life.

NubianGoddez/ Auset Ra Amunet said...

I could see this, she certainly has the body type, ballet is a very hard craft to master and her parents have the money to get her the best trainers to take her there. could Alvin Ailey dance troupe have a new junior star in little Willow Smith? if she take it seriously she can certainly excel and master that realm.

Anonymous said...

Good News
Now she can be a child again

Anonymous said...

GOOD, be a child even though you have a crazy momma

Whoooooo Caaaaaares? said...

...and when she get's sick of ballet, then what?

Anonymous said...

So. All of them are still going to hell.

Anonymous said...

It's good that she can express herself and he listen. My daughter is 6 and I had her in gymnastics for 2 years and she got bored so, I put her in tae kwon do. She did great for a year and a half and got a trophy and all that and then said she was tired of doing it. Now, we are going to start flute lessons. My rule is, you have to do it for at least a year and then we can move on to something else and try different things.

I'm very happy he didn't force her to be a money making pop singing kid since she really didn't want to do it anymore. Not all celebrity kids want to be celebrities themselves.

Go Will!

cns said...

Great and Thank you because I was getting worried.

Anonymous said...

i love it Willow and she looks cute doing it. Will said they let their children do what they want, but u were trying to make her tour THEN do ballet, when all she really wanted to do was ballet. i hope she go to school too, no matter how rich and talented they r, they should be around other children their age, and not just when she on the set of a video.

Anonymous said...

12:54. You sound stupid. You talking about her momma making her anorexic when there have never been any qustions about the girl's physical health is more harmful if she read your statement than the child simply wanting to try something new.

Anonymous said...

12:46 Why is she a bully? You need a hug.

Anonymous said...

AMEN. i would pay to go see her. i'm just glad to see her do something more stable.

Anonymous said...

Amen @12:45

Celeb Unseen said...

So she is back to doing ballet....hmm. The question looming is:how long?

Anonymous said...

GOOD! That's a true skill to learn. I could never do ballet(not coordinated enough lol)

NubianGoddez/ Auset Ra Amunet said...

@1:19 PM
Nice, I'm enrolling mine in tae kwon do lessons after the summer, they do get bored easily at that age.

Anonymous said...

I just do not like this little heifer.

Rock star first, bald headed beast 2nd, now a ballerina. Yeah, she's young and she'll change her mind another 100023 times but ugh...she needs to sit her ass down.

We dont care what she is doing or how she is doing it. Why talk about it? She is a kid, she has no talent and she is an attention whore. Let her stay in a kid's place. These kids of stars are the WORST kind...but this lil skinny ass troll takes the cake.

#BITCHSITDOWN

Anonymous said...

what is wrong with you grown ass women attacking this child like she is a threat to you or something? calling her a whore? wow. i'm sorry your kids are disappointments to you or you were unable to be as happy as a kid. my goodness.

giving it 2ya str8 said...

very good, i rather see her dance like a ballerina then that stank crap she did in fireball. she was to young to be dancing like she was sexing !!! as for this pic i question it, it looks photoshopped with all of its blurriness.

Anonymous said...

Good for Willow...BUT I'm throwing a side eye at:

"and she said, 'No daddy, I really just love it, I'm so inspired..."

I just don't see an 11 year old saying this. Sounds like something a 40+ year old father of an 11 year old would make up. Good luck to the child though.

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna have to cosign on the poster that stated this was all a hoax to hide the fact that her music career never took off. After whip my hair, the other singles failed, miserably. To top it off, the girl, as cute as she is, has NO talent. Willow can't act, she can't sing, and she can't dance. I know it's Will's dream and all to have his entire family in the business, but, he's going to have to accept the fact that maybe he's the only talented person in his family. Lol I wish her luck though

Anonymous said...

Let this little girl live...willow I wish and hope that you do and become everything you want to be. Live your life to the fullest and in the end hope that you have no regrets. Don't try to grow up too fast. Enjoy life and the moment because as you grow these moments become your memories. Take care and stay strong. Don't let anyone tear down your self esteem or make you doubt your self-worth.

These are the words that I tell my own daughters everyday. We should build up or youth and not try to destroy them.

Anonymous said...

Glad that they're willing to let her walk away from it but at the same time she's not learning to honor her responsibilities. If she wasn't willow smith and walked away without a reasonable cause they would have sued her by going after her parents. You cant sign up for a tour and just change your mind. This is Justin Beibers full time job but Willow wants to role play being a.performer like its a game.

Anonymous said...

Watch red table video of Willow,her mother and grandmother Where Willow starts crying.Jada appears very distant from her own daughter Willow who just wants her mother to be a normal mother to her.This child is already suffering from the effects of fame.

Anonymous said...

I see willow is doing Pointe in Ballet already...so she will probably be a good dancer....Ballet will help her with her coordination..and maybe later she can be a singer/dancer again with better skills....or be a famous ballet dancer,,,she has the body for it...skinny minny...lets see what happens to her body when she is 17....will she still be pencil thin?

jazzyphile said...

If you any good at it, you just don't decide "to do ballet". You can't "buy" yourself through ballet like in pop music. She'll be on to something else in a minute.

Anonymous said...

Oh please, both pd will smiths kids aré riding on his coat tales and off his name . They have no talent ! If they were any body else other than a smith they wouldn't have gotten any deals . They need to hi to school and get an education, but these wealthy ppl don't strive for knowledge, only money . I won't be PAYING to see MIB 3 either .

Anonymous said...

What happened to her being talented like MJ?


NOTE: THIS IS A RHETORICAL QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!

Bee Gee said...

NEXT...

"Daddy, I wanna be a pornstar, I'm just so inspired"

"Baby you can be anything you wanna be.."

Anonymous said...

If you any good at it, you just don't decide "to do ballet". You can't "buy" yourself through ballet like in pop music. She'll be on to something else in a minute.
2:53 PM

^^^^^THANK YOU FINALLY SOMEBODY WITH SOME COMMON SENSE REGARDING BEING A PROFESSIONAL BALLET DANCER

Anonymous said...

AND THE OBVIOUS PR STAFF PEOPLE OF THE SMITHS BEING IN THIS THREAD IS REALLY SAD AND VERY TROUBLING

Anonymous said...

She is tiny!!!

Anonymous said...

@1:19 i like your 1-year rule. these little ones must learn about thinking carefully and making a commitment. life doesn't give us the luxury of dropping stuff in the middle of it whenever we decide we don't like it any more.

Anonymous said...

@2:32 exactly!

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@jazzyphile

absolutely! isn't ballet an even more insanely competitive field than the music biz??

Anonymous said...

When she said she doesn't wanna be famous, I believed her. She's only 11. I think she thought she had to do something in the industry because of her parents' and brother's careers and success. She's seeing now that it's not what she thought it was. I'm sure it's a lot for someone her age to handle. I'm all for kids actually being kids.

Sugar82 said...

Yes, have mummy and daddy buy you another career!!

Anonymous said...

@BEE GEE

EXACTLY. MOVE OVER MONICA FISHBURNE, HERE COMES WILLOW!

Anonymous said...

She doesn't know where her head's at anyway.

Anonymous said...

Awww that's good to read. She's too cute. I think some of these comments are disturbing. How can you call a CHILD a bitch and a whore? Where they do that at? Smh! It's nice to see Will supporting his daughter in her career choices. I think judging by the comments from grown ass people directed towards this child, is credence enough that Willow doesn't belong in the industry at her young age. I wish her all the best with ballet.

Anonymous said...

I'm not going to applaud Will for this isht. If a child starts something, he needs to see it through to the end. After it's over and the child decides not to go back to doing whatever activity he just FINISHED, then fine.

But, allowing a child to drop something in the middle of the act is not a good lesson to teach.

Anonymous said...

Will sounds like an idiot. This girl can hardly read or multiply yet he's letting her make decisions about her life at 11 years of age?

NIGGA PLEASE.

Anonymous said...

5:13PM

i get the feeling that that poster is a white racist troll that snitch won't get rid of.

Anonymous said...

Um she is little kid why are most of you angry with her? If she does anything outlandish you direct your uneccessary anger at her parents. SMH didn't you read the statement where will said they are "allowed to do anything they want, when they want it"

What parent says that?

Anonymous said...

FEED HER DAMN!!

Anonymous said...

As a former professional ballet dancer, I KNOW this will be a test to how much she really wants to be successful. I don't care how many people her parents know, the Classical Ballet World requires that you be more than excellent. And she will have to train for at least 8 hours a day, or more.

It ain't no joke. No one is going to hand her anything. If she quits, her parents are lying about what's really going on with their kids.

Anonymous said...

Not surprised. Willow been saying she wants to be normal and not a famous child. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

.....And she needs to work on her form. Her arms are badly placed, her posture is wrong, her knees are bent, and I can already see that she may be flat-footed since those legwarmers are strategically placed over her arches (or lack of...). Maybe her form can catch up with her age. Her mistakes are usually made at a much younger age in the Ballet World. You learn about form at the age of 5yrs old.

Anonymous said...

@5:47 I'm BLACK, you DUMB bitch! Because I'm not on the go in on a child bandwagon I'm white? You sound ignorant and stupid.

Signed 5:13 PM

Anonymous said...

One mistake a lot of black ballerinas make is they don't have great extension....they need to work on their form...Willows form does look off,but maybe with training she will get it together...her elbow should be a little arched,her knees are bent a little, and her chest is too far forward....and she is facing the wrong way....some white girls post videos on YouTube of themselves in ballet shoes standing en pointe.They are willing to injure themselves just to be able to sand on their tippy toes in real ballet shoes....I hope willow is not doing this....

Anonymous said...

Now Will can live his dream as well through his daughter of being a ballerina!

Anonymous said...

@1:19 Actually, if you don't want to raise a quitter, you need to teach your child to FOCUS on something and learn to excel at it.

Jumping from this activity to that leads to an unstable mind. Pick something and commit to it.

Anonymous said...

What if Tiger Woods had quit golf? What if Venus & Serena had quit tennis before becoming great?

Teach your kid to be great, not a flake.

Anonymous said...

@6:37, 6:44, 7:26 interesting comments on dance and the ballet world - i hope willow has good teachers who will be honest with her about these things.

Anonymous said...

she looks like a Praying mantis bug in leg warmers

Anonymous said...

Willow needs Abby Lee Miller from the show "dance moms"...love that show...Abby may be fat but she has a very pretty face,and she knows dance....I would love to see Abby yell at Jada like she yells at those Moms and leaves them looking stoopid

Anonymous said...

YAAAASSSSSSSS!!! I have been saying over and over how I a worried for this poor girl (I have a daughter her age) The way the are being brought up is very odd and strange. I am glad that she is doing something that she enjoys and not so her mother or father can live vicariously through her.

Anonymous said...

She needs to get an education f* ck everything else!!!

Anonymous said...

People are too hard on her, she is just a child.
How many of you were older and changed your major in college because you decided you wanted to do something else or careers later in life. Atleast she has some dreams and goals in life and it all about finding them..good for her.

Anonymous said...

GOOD LUCK WILLOW YOU CAN DO IT.

Anonymous said...

But can she read any better?

Anonymous said...

Exactly like other commenters have stated, what about teaching her commitment. Did she just leave in the middle of the tour?? That's exellent that she wants to pursue ballet or softball, but when you commit to something, you just can't drop it and simply move on.. I used to get mad at my mom for making me stay in stuff I signed up for, but now as an adult I understand why.. That's part of parenting too (Will).. One's word is your bond to a commitment, and she needs to learn that too..

Anonymous said...

The majority of the posters on this site are tripping...when is it ok to call a little kid foul names. Why is everyone so bent out of shape because she realized being a pop star is not what she wants to do so as a result she quit? You are probably the same people who were talking shit because she was trying to be a singer? So you were pissed because she was trying. Now your pissed because she quit. Now your saying her parents should teach her not to be a quitter and make her continue the tour. I don't get it. Can someone please explain the logic to me because I don't get it? Lol. Now everyone is critiquing her posture as if by magic or osmosis she is suppose to be the top ballerina in the world right now. Lol. This is comical. The little girl says she wants to Study to be a ballerina. What's wrong with that? My kids took ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, lyrical, and tapp. And guess, now they are on to other shit.. Tennis, gymnastics, cheer, and track. So, what's wrong that. Our job as parents is to give our kids options in life and the opportunity to try new things. I really doubt that every poster on the blog has made their kid continue to do the first thing that they every tried and nothing else. Lmbaoooo. So stop all this bs... Lollllllllll

thephotographer4you® said...

I have grown kids now. I was flip flopping extra curricular activities every year. Our sons did not want to do the same sport every year. To this day, they are willing to try something once. We all should allow our children to be themselves. Based on some of these ignorant comments and hate toward the Smith's, it is apparent your not doing much with yourselves but expressing hate. No Willow song was not an flop and yes she does have the body of an ballerina and model. I was thinking the child may grow up to be tall like her father. Those children are gorgeous. I love the Smith family. Philly and BMore in the house....STAND UP!

Anonymous said...

I think it's going too far to refer to an 11 year old child as a little bitch or whore. She's a child for goodness sake! How can an adult have so much animosity towards a kid? What did Willow ever do to you? So she likes to dress crazy & cut her hair. That's no reason for all the backlash. Everyone loved her when she was doing Whip My Hair. The public is so fickle.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU 6:44!!! I danced for years and as soon as I looked at her pic, I could see that she does not have the feet for pointe, nor the form. She can dance all she wants to, but unfortunately, the harsh world of ballet will not want her. Just because you are skinny does not mean you will be a good dancer.

I feel sorry for Willow....she has not had a normal childhood. However - she will be in her penthouse in NY "dancing" while struggling dancers with actual talent will live 5 to a loft hoping to get one spot in the chore. So I don't feel THAT sorry for her.....

Anonymous said...

Uuuuhhhhh - she has no turnout, or arches....both would be absolutely necessary for a career in ballet. Hope she knows this will only be a hobby....well, until she's ready to quit that too.

Anonymous said...

I'm happy for u and u should never give up on your dreams


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