Willow Smith rocked out the stage performing her newest single, “21st Century Girl” during Oprah’s All-Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids episode earlier today. She did a great job of co-hosting with the Talk Show Queen through the entire show. When speaking one on one with Oprah she answered her with very witty answers.
What does “Whip My Hair” mean?
First of all, whipping my hair is the new, “I am me.” I don’t know what you are doing but I’m me. It’s an anthem about being yourself and not caring what other people think about you. Just do what you feel is right for you.
Do you like singing, dancing or acting better?
I think I incorporate it in all that I’m doing because when you’re on the stage, you’re playing to the crowd; you’re acting toward the crowd. You’re giving them the face, so that they scream.
What’s an average day in your life like now?
I wake up, ballet class, school, come home [and] record.
Looking [from the outside] in, your life looks like a dream life, is it?
It’s a lot of work but it’s like 50 percent work and 102 percent fun.
How do you handle the fame now? Has it ever been a problem?
Sometimes, I take this from my mom but I just want to be alone.
You’re a fashionista now, Is it better to be on the best dressed list then the not so best dressed list?
It doesn’t make a difference.
What does your closet look like? Is it huge?
Giiiiirl. No, it’s like from here to there.
Are you constantly taking things out and putting more in?
If I don’t wear something, I’ll donate it and clean out my closet.
Where did the whip my hair come from?
My friends. Like if they like a guy…. If he likes pokemon and she doesn’t know what that is, she’s like “yeah, I like pokemon.”
Pretending to be something she’s not to please him and she’s not. You don’t do that?
No, I don’t do that! I’ll be like I don’t know who pokemon is. Will you explain the game to me?
I hear that you’re opening for Justin Biber when he goes to the UK.
Yes, I’m so excited because when he’s performing I get to learn a lot from him. He’s energetic and goes around the stage. I like watching him perform.
I heard you met Lady Gaga. I think you two would really hit it off, did you?
We did, I really like her. She was born that way baby.