Willow Smith Earns Rihanna Comparisons For 'Whip My Hair' Single

Willow Smith Earns Rihanna Comparisons For 'Whip My Hair' Single

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith's daughter Willow Smith has been making headlines lately.

WhipMyHair by Willow by billboard

Recently, bloggers over-analyzed the nine-year-old's eclectic sense of style -- she's been criticized for wearing multiple animal prints at a time and currently sports a half-shaved haircut a la Cassie. Now, the pint-sized singer, who officially launched her music career yesterday (Aug. 7) with her first single, "Whip My Hair," is garnering comparisons to none other than pop star Rihanna. As if that wasn't enough, it is being rumored that Willow will sign to Jay-Z's Roc Nation music label and start her own clothing line. Go, Willow!

The artistic vein definitely runs through the Smiths. Aside from singing, Willow made her acting debut at the age of six alongside her father in 2007's "I Am Legend." Her credits also include a role in "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" and voice-over work for the animated feature "Madagascar 2." Willow's brother Jaden has got an extensive resume as well -- not only is he an actor as well (he currently stars in the "Karate Kid" flick) but also an aspiring rapper who appears on the "Karate Kid" track "Never Say Never" with Justin Bieber.


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