Monday, February 04, 2013

Will Explains Why Willow Dropped Out of Annie


Last week it was announced that Willow Smith was no longer attached to the Annie remake being produced by her father Will Smith and Jay Z [click here if you missed that].

Over the weekend Will explained why Willow dropped out...

While promoting Sister Soulja's new book 'A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story' at Temple University, Will explained,
"In the past eighteen months, I have spent a lot of time focusing on the emotional aspect of my life and my family. In 2010, in one year, our family had the “Karate Kid”, we had “Whip my Hair”, we had Hawthorne, and at the end of the year, we did the Nobel Concert when Barack Obama won his Nobel Peace Prize. Don’t be clapping yet, that wears you out. The thing that had become very clear to me is the danger of a material world and focusing so hard on coming up with money or a house or a job. You focus so hard on those things, and sometimes you can lose focus on why you are doing it in the first place. The only reason to do any of that is to have love."
"Willow was supposed to be doing “Annie”, we got Jay-Z to do the movie, got the studio to come in and Willow had such a difficult time on tour with “Whip my Hair” and she said, “You know Daddy, I don’t think so” and I said, “baby, hold up! I said no,no,no, listen, you’ll be in New York with all of your friends and Beyonc√© will be there. You will be singing and dancing,” and she looked at me and said, “Daddy, I have a better idea, how about I just be 12.”
"I’m really learning through Willow the necessity that we have to snap ourselves back and refocus on the emotional needs of the people that we love. Someone’s emotional needs can be very very different from your dreams and what you think they should be doing and where they are supposed to be."
Spotted @ Necole Bitchie

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

At least somebody's got some sense in that family

Anonymous said...

After three kids, he's finally getting it.

Anonymous said...

All along this little girl has been asking for someone anyone to say just stop and take a breath. I hope that this little girl can get a chance to be just a little girl.

Anonymous said...

It's a sad day for parenting and children when a child has to tell the parent "can I just be 12!?!"

Anonymous said...

Good idea Will.

OAN: Did I hear correct? Sister Soulja wrote a book? I wonder if she used a ghost writer like she did for The Coldest Winter Ever?

Lovely said...

Gosh that kid looks identical to him! What does his shirt say?

She has been acting out for a while, she's long over due for a hug

Anonymous said...

@ 3:10: Sista Soulja had a ghost writer for Coldest Winter ever? Call me crazy but I NEVER liked that book. EVER. Typical hood book. I hear she's got a part 2 out now. Forgot the name but it focuses on Winter/Sasha's younger sister.

Anyhoo, will does need to sit her skinny,weird ass down and just be a kid. It's like she was donning too many different personas and the shit was failing. Miserably. He need to focus on Jaden and his penchant for lipgloss and astroglide...

Anonymous said...

He's a liar. The fact of the matter is that she's not talented like her brother and doesn't have the same drive. It's NOT IN THE CARDS FOR WILLOW to be in FRONT of the camera.

She just wants to chill and dress up.

He wrote all that bullshit for nothing. The PUBLIC IS NOT AS STUPID AS YOU THINK Mr. Smith.

Anonymous said...

lol they act like they are average middle class --- trying to figure out how to get the money together to buy house. As if he makes $30k a year like the average American.

Anonymous said...

Good, Willow's not impressed or influenced by beyonce, Will said to his daughter "beyonce will be there" as if that's suppose to shape the girls decision
"oh shucks daddy, you say beyonce will be there, well golly gee that makes it well worth the sacrifice of my childhood, I live and die for beyonce like you do daddy and like mommy lives and dies for jay-z, I get why mommy tried to sell me to the carters now, because life ain't worth nothing if the carters aren't around"

Please.
Will and Jada should be embarrassed of themselves for shucking and jiving to the carters beat and being willing to destroy Annie for jay-z, why annie, because of jay-z's song, was jay-z about to have the orphans dealing crack and then have them rob daddy warbucks once annie got inside the house, was annie going to be tricking for daddy warbucks beyonce style.

Anonymous said...

Willow found out a job is hard. At 12 you can depend on somebody else's job. WHy she had to tell him though????

Anonymous said...

" He need to focus on Jaden and his penchant for lipgloss and astroglide..." fucking DEAD!!!

umm but what this yall talm bout Sister Souljah didn't write coldest winter ever? where yall hear dat at? :-(

Bee Gee said...

"This is bull SHIT"

Sincerely,
Botox Jada

Anonymous said...



Good, Willow's not impressed or influenced by beyonce, Will said to his daughter "beyonce will be there" as if that's suppose to shape the girls decision
"oh shucks daddy, you say beyonce will be there, well golly gee that makes it well worth the sacrifice of my childhood, I live and die for beyonce like you do daddy and like mommy lives and dies for jay-z, I get why mommy tried to sell me to the carters now, because life ain't worth nothing if the carters aren't around"

Please.
Will and Jada should be embarrassed of themselves for shucking and jiving to the carters beat and being willing to destroy Annie for jay-z, why annie, because of jay-z's song, was jay-z about to have the orphans dealing crack and then have them rob daddy warbucks once annie got inside the house, was annie going to be tricking for daddy warbucks beyonce style.
3:35 PM


ROFL!!

Will finally decided to step in and stop Jada from pimping his daughter out.

Tippie Toes said...

Good for Willow!

Anonymous said...

He wrote all that bullshit for nothing. The PUBLIC IS NOT AS STUPID AS YOU THINK Mr. Smith.


3:18 PM
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Thank you, wasnt Jada in a band and forced her daughter to sing. Will said hell no because he knew the music Industry will spit you. Did they give JayZ the money back. Yep. Will is a powerful mofo dont play with him!!!

Bee Gee said...

Will finally pulled his husband Jada's dick outta his ass long enough to see what he had been allowing that tiny man to do to his pride & joy.

Then again, she'll probably be signed up for some more hollywood shit before discussion on this post ends.

Anonymous said...

Wa de ras - the child had to tell you to let her be a child - and I'm sorry but I wouldn't want my 12 year old around any celebrity pussy poppers...just saying...

Anonymous said...

Lmao@BeeGee! Jill is just saving face. He passively allows his children to be abused, that t-shirt he is wearing is further proof of his hypocrisy. You are a high ranking Scientologist with mindcontrolled, multiple personality having children, talking about free the slaves? Very sick joke, you are playing on the public, Mr Smith. I hope you and your little Wada rot in hell for what you are doing to those children.

Anonymous said...

You dont fool me at all! Black Hollywood is in league with Devils and they are pimping out their children! You think Maya Campbell bugged out and started smoking meth cause she was bored?
Why would 19 year old Montana Fishburne suddenly decide to do porn? How does someone so young, from a rich family end up with such a mangled vagina full of bites, sores and cigarette burns? Her father most likely has been selling her to Hollywood pedophiles to become famous! Willow has split personality with severe depression! I will continue to pray for these children.

Anonymous said...

The writing style from 'No Disrespect' to 'Coldest Winter Ever' is completely different--she was getting so must sh!t about having a ghost writer for Coldest (it takes TEN YEARS to do a sequel to a NYT bestseller? You're not doing anything else, so....) that she plopped out 'Midnight' and it was WACK.

JazzyPudding said...

Smart Move Will.

Anonymous said...

That's right Willow. There is no need for you to rush your childhood. You have every right to want to be a 12yr old little girl.

Anonymous said...

FINALLY!!! Someone with some fucking sense. Thank God for Will, cause Jada wants to be famous and live vicariously through Willow. NOT!!!

Anonymous said...

Bee Gee,

You read that child Willow for filth.

I remember that I commented way back when that Willow was crying for help with her antics. You said all she wanted was attention. Yes, she wanted her parents attention without having to make movies and make videos. All she wanted was to be a child, not a movie star or recording artist.

She was crying out for her mother during that O interview with her Mom and Granny. I don't know that Jada heard her, though.

She was acting out and crying for help and FINALLY her father heard her.

Also, Jada caught a lot of flack, but by Will's own admission HE was pushing these children. HE decided that his children would be in show business. When so many Hollywood parents try to shield their children from the business, he wanted to build a show business family dynasty and it has been to his daughter's detriment. I am glad that he finally heard her.

Bee Gee, you owe that child an apology because you really acted like a bully with your words directed toward that child. No grown ass man should ever do that.

Anonymous said...

Will finally decided to step in and stop Jada from pimping his daughter out.

3:53 PM


^^^

You need to re-read Will's statement. HE was the one cutting the deal with Jay-Z, etc, and trying to do the hard sale, playing the Beyonce' card. If anyone was pimping that child out, it was him, by HIS OWN ADMISSION.

Anonymous said...

Will and Jada need to stop.

Willow has limitations with her abilities because she was born with them. Jada obviously was drinking while she was pregnant with her.

I remember years ago when Jada did an interview on Oprah about her drinking problems and "brief" addiction to wine. Willow was about 3 or 4 years old at the time.

The first time I saw Willow, I thought to myself: "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome".

At the very least there probably is extreme anxiety and ADHD/ADD manifested. They should just give her a very good education and make sure she goes off to college and racks up at least a Master's in something (maybe an MBA). She could go into entertainment business or law.

But clearly Willow is not cut out for the stage. And her talents have a "team".

Anonymous said...

Wow. I'm glad to be a parent that listens, I mean really listens to my children. So...if I'm to understand this correctly ,Jada is living her life through Willow.
No wonder Will so stressed out. I mean, he is the sensitive one.Well,thank God for Will. So can we stop hitting this little girl because she was born into privilege. (Perspective)How many of you have children that grew up with everything,yet swears up and down that life is so hard? She's been trying to tell the WORLD she's in trouble .) If they don't let her live,she's gonna turn on them, or even worst.

Anonymous said...

Will and Jada royally fucked up as parents. Now Will wants to smooth it all over and make nice. There's no telling what kinda meds that girl is on. Her brother is wearing lip gloss and a hot ass mess. Only way those kids got a chance is to take them out of the industry completely, which is never going to happen. smh

Anonymous said...

Who cares nobody wants to see no damn Annie ......... I mean really!!!!!

Anonymous said...

She dropped out of "Annie" like her parents dropped out of the Oscars back (in 2002?), when her father's name was about to be called among the list of nominees for best actor in a leading role for portraying boxing great Muhammad Ali.

ELove said...

I See THE SMUTS are back to their Usual CON-JOB aka PR STUNTING Again (Regarding Rearing Jada's KIDS Though...) SMDH

Yeah RWS Peeps this is TOTAL BULL-SHYT of The Highest Order...

Bee Gee said...

Peace @ 6:34pm

First, I have no apology for Willow because she was definitely craving and loving all the attention. When Botox Jada had that special where her, momma Botox, and Willow were talking, people were freaking out at Willow's "cry for help" on the trailer. Nobody had much to say after the show aired and they realized that she wasn't crying at all, yet just complaining that her celebrity made it take longer to do things like walking to the book store. While she may be changing as she grows, I called it like I saw it at the time, and I don't think I was being unfair.

Second, it's been clear the whole time that Jada was the driving force behind those kids' accelerated celebrity. I just think her husband may have at some point finally re-discovered his manhood and took charge of his household. Jada's thirst was apparent, and out of control. Bout time he checked her ass.

I spoke on the little girl the same way plenty of adults speak on fast ass little children. The absence of sensible parenting is no joke.

The Real Fedup said...

Wow---->

"Willow was supposed to be doing “Annie”, we got Jay-Z to do the movie, got the studio to come in and Willow had such a difficult time on tour with “Whip my Hair” and she said, “You know Daddy, I don’t think so” and I said, “baby, hold up! I said no,no,no, listen, you’ll be in New York with all of your friends and Beyonc√© will be there. You will be singing and dancing,” and she looked at me and said, “Daddy, I have a better idea, how about I just be 12.”


Ths comment proved to me that Will and Jada was forcing Willow to do too much. I m happy the girl finally said... I just want to be 12! Stop trying to pimp me and push me with these illuminati puppets to be molded and used. Again why were they pushing Willow to be under Jay z and Beyonce!?! Smh.... Willow baby run honey just run out the mind control.

Anonymous said...

Jada is a backstage mom/ crazy soccer mom but with more celebrity contacts. For the commenter that said that Willow is slow or suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome...go sit in the corner. That poor child is definitely not slow and says a lot of profound things. I think she might be more talented than her brother and if her parents would just step back and let it develop naturally then she might be quite the artist in a few years whether it be acting singing even designing.

Anonymous said...

Mike Lowrey could still get it...

Anonymous said...

Bee Gee said...
Peace @ 6:34pm

First, I have no apology for Willow because she was definitely craving and loving all the attention.

^^^

Did you not hear this child ask for her mother's attention? She did not want to be run like a racehorse by her parents. She simply wanted her parents attention, but she took any kind of attention that she could get. That's what humans, dogs, and any other mammal will do, if they can't get good attention they will surely get bad attention.

If she was such an attention whore as you called this CHILD, she would have JUMPED at the chance to be front and center and the focus of everyone's attention by being the star in Annie instead of protesting.

She wants what any child, human or otherwise wants, their parents attention. That is very normal and healthy.

You see, people who complain about children just wanting attention are the kind who think that children deserve little or none.

You may not agree with me but you were dead wrong to pick on this child the way that you did.

I know that this is a gossip website and adult celebrities are fair game, but I believe that a civilized person would leave a child alone.

Anonymous said...

Bee Gee,

You are no better than Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly who both went in on Malia Obama as if she stole from them.

Anonymous said...

Glad he grabbed his balls back from Jada and stood up for his child.

Anonymous said...

@12:45

Co-sign. I drag a lot of adult celebs through the mud but I draw the line on children. This child was obviously asking for help when she asked to be allowed to just be a child.

Anonymous said...

@12:51, I agree! Willow is far from slow, she's a smart, witty and creative lil girl. They need to allow Willow time to grow naturally instead of trying to rush her growing process. Just let her be and both them and Willow should enjoy her being a child, it doesn't last long. Why the need for Willow to act and sing at such a young age? They're rich. Willow will find her own path in life of her own accord. A childs growth shouldn't be rushed. And a child needs to be allowed to be a child. And have their childhood. Otherwise the child will grow-up to be messed up mentally.

Anonymous said...

My comment @4:30AM was in agreement with @11:51PM!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Glad he grabbed his balls back from Jada and stood up for his child.

1:07 AM

^^^
Way to go, blame Jada when Will CLEARLY stated that it was him who had all of these dreams for his CHILDREN to be more than just children.

Don't blame Jada for Will's ambition.

TRACY SAID...PRAISE THE LORD! said...

All Glory Be to God!.... Willow, Understand time is short and you only pass through youth once. Enjoy your youth.! Parents shouldn't put too much pressure on their children.

Anonymous said...

Her handler JayZ didn't approve....

Anonymous said...

@6:53 So you're not well vised in public relations maneuvers huh. Will is taking the blame symbolically speaking because of all of the heat his wife been taking over the years about their kids celebrity ventures under her insistent guidance. These people pr staff monitors all of the websites and know what real people are saying about their choices & decisions.

Anonymous said...

We should not attack small children. Willow is not even teen yet and people where dragging this little girl because of her misinformed parents actions. It’s like when the known pedophile in the family abuses children. Then when the children (ren) act out in a negative way people like Bee Gee decide to rip the child apart. But as for the known pedophile, they are still invited to all the kids’ birthday parties, and holiday parties. The abusers will be allowed to abuse children for decades with no one coming to their aid even if the child is shouting from the mountain top for help.

Sorry about the rant. My point is that if the parents are damaged and allow their children to be victimized, and that child grows up damaged, mentally and emotionally unhealthy then it is the parents fought not the child’s. STOP placing adult RESPONSIBILITIES on children the when they fail to handle the responsibility like a mature adult you go HAM on the child. It’s called being a child for a reason. Place to fault where it belongs; ON THE PARENTS.

Anonymous said...

Will and Jada having children is like trying to grow lillies in a swamp. Their sick and twisted lifestyle and belief system is a toxic environment to raise children in. Sick Hollyweird folk raise sick Hollyweird children. Point blank period!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
@6:53 So you're not well vised in public relations maneuvers huh. Will is taking the blame symbolically speaking because of all of the heat his wife been taking over the years about their kids celebrity ventures under her insistent guidance. These people pr staff monitors all of the websites and know what real people are saying about their choices & decisions.

9:49 AM

^^^

The word you were looking for is "versed", not "vised".

And how would you know that he is taking one for the team? How do you know that this was not HIS dream?

Anonymous said...

@9:55,

Co-sign to the 100th degree!

It reminds of a Black comedian who alluded to dealing with a pedophile in the family.

The joke was that little Tina got her assed whipped because she had been told to avoid Uncle Molester, yet somehow the two were in close proximity.

WTF, Uncle Molester should not be invited anywhere where there are children, I don't care if you are kin or not, I'm calling your molesting ass out, that is if I don't have the opportunity to get your ass put in jail or otherwise deal with you.

Anonymous said...

^^^
"It reminds" should have been "It reminds me".

Anonymous said...

cosign 3:18 Will is full of it. She dropped out of this for the same reason she dropped out of ballet: she has no talent. She wasn't worried about being 11 when she was up in the strip club swinging on that pole or when she posted those pics of her "tongue ring" or when she died her hair green. How many 10 or 11 year old black girls are walking around with green hair or just cut off their hair?

I'm calling bullshit. I think the backers kicked her out because Jada wouldn't willingly let this go. She lives vicariously through Willow.

Oh, and dead at this:

"He need to focus on Jaden and his penchant for lipgloss and astroglide...
3:17 PM"

WS

Anonymous said...

why is Will promoting a book with sista soulja and is her books any good I thought her and Jada was lint lickers so where do will come in at

Anonymous said...

COMMENDABLE THUMBS UP WILL SMITH IM DOING THE SAME THING AS A SINGLE PARENT MY SON IS 14 IN PUBERTY AND I DECIDED I WILL NOT DATE OR HAVE SEX BECAUSE MY BLACK SON IS GOIN THRU SOMETHIN AND ITS UP TO US TO STOP OUR NONSENCE AN TEND TO THERE NEEDS I DONT SMOKE OR SEX OR DATE CUZ THATS TIME AWAY FROM MY SON WHOS FATHER IS RARELY THERE WE HAVE TO MAKE SACRIFISES AND UNTIL MY SON FINDS HISSELF AND PLACE IN THIS WORLD I WILL NOT BE HAVING ADULT FUN KUDOS WILL LET WILLOW BE A CHILD CUZ I DO NOTICE SHE IS DIFFERENT AN REQIURES LOADS OF MORE ATTENTION THAN JADEN WHICH IS OK SHES A GIRL SO I GET IT. YOU ARE A GREAT DAD KEEP UP THE GOOD PARENTING.

Anonymous said...

will wants the kids to act because he is an actor. jada is spiritual and wants the kids to follow their hearts and emotions and intuitions.

willow is a superstar as a singer. will wants willow to be an actress and jaden to b an actor.

willow said FUCK IT
jaden is a shit celebrity because he wasnt nurtured to express his emotions in the same way willow has.

will conforms to societal norms whereas jada tries to stick with gut feelings.

since willow is a lady, will is more okay with her emotions than with jaden.

since jaden is a lil man, will censors it a bit more, and since jada loves will, she overlooks this and jaden is less nurtured :(:(:(:(:(:(

Anonymous said...

^^ and jaden didnt say no. mayeb jadens name should be renamed to jaded smith lol.

jada has the power in the relationship because shes hot and other dudes are in luv with her like tupac (rip) and barack obama (who wants to build himself as the new will @2:54 http://youtu.be/oPicgVPaibc)

but will has some power in parenting cuz jada wants to be fair.

there aint nothin wrong with none of them. and yer all wrong to think jada is at fault. nobody is at fault because willow is happy about this

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