Willow Smith: 'Whip My Hair'
Released on Monday, Dec 6 2010
Published Wednesday, Nov 24 2010, 12:40 GMT
| By Robert Copsey |
When we were nine years old, the closest we came to forging a pop career was performing an on-point routine of Spice Girls' 'Who Do You Think You Are?' at our school talent show. We were only awarded the obligatory competitor's ribbon, so to see Willow Smith
releasing her debut single and mingling with R&B royalty at such a tender age was always going to make us jealous. That said, one listen to this track and it's all too easy to forgive her.
"Hop up out the bed, turn my swag on," she boasts over beats as vicious and hectic as a finals match of schoolyard jump rope, before commanding us to ignore "them haters" and party on. We don't usually take the word of a pre-teen as gospel, but when their remedy to life's woes is to indulge in copious amounts of hair whipping, we're more
than happy to oblige. Just don't let us try it after we've had a few - if the music video is anything to go by, we wouldn't be able to afford the cleaning bill.> Click here to watch the 'Whip My Hair' video