Thursday, August 03, 2017

Willow Smith's Quiet Defiance

Back in 2012 11-year-old Willow Smith walked away from her gig as the opening act for Justin Bieber in the middle of the tour [click here if you missed that].

Her father Will Smith opens up about what was really going on behind the scenes at the time...

In 'Footnotes of Adnis', a Tidal exclusive video companion to Jay Z's 4:44 album, Will Smith recalls,
"We came downstairs and she had shaved her head bald. She shaved her head bald in the middle of her 'Whip My Hair' tour. I was like, 'Oh, s--t.'"
"I'm looking at that girl and I'm like, 'Got it. I understand. You will not have this trouble out of me ever again. Let's go, baby. We can go.'"
"For me, it was that soldier that was pushing and wasn't paying any attention whatsoever to what was going on emotionally with this beautiful little creature in front of me."
"That was the first part of the collapsing of my father's suit that I was wearing that wasn't mine."