Will Smith's 9-Year Old Daughter Lands Album Deal with Nepotism Records

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Jay-Z has signed Will Smith's daughter, Willow (groan) to a record deal under Roc Nation and Columbia Records. The 9-year old already debuted a single called "Whip My Hair" that sounds like your typical generic pop song, complete with overproduced autotune and sampling.

What the hell


Will and Jada Smith sure do seem like quite the stage parents. Their son Jaden is only 11 years old but has already appeared in several motion pictures, most recently starring in The Karate Kid reboot that actually revolved around kung fu. Now their 9-year old daughter is embarking on a music career. Using the word "career" is odd when talking about a child who probably hasn't even lost all her baby teeth yet.

I'm all for encouraging your kids to pursue their interests and get involved in activities, but grooming one kid to be an actor and another one to be a pop star at such early ages seems a little aggressive. Hollywood is rife with stories of child actors who struggled with giving up their childhood in lieu of a career and ended up making poor decisions as young adults (drugs, alcohol, acting like a dumb-ass). I wonder how Will Smith would react if his daughter gets all Miley Cyrus on him in a desperate attempt to grow up too quickly.

There isn't anything wrong with a kid acting his age. Jay Z compared Willow's ambition and drive to a young Michael Jackson, and we all know how well that turned out. If I were nine years old, I'd be thrilled about being compared to an international pop star whose messed up childhood caused irreparable damage and affected him for the rest of his quirky, solitary life.

What do you think about the Smith kids and their early start on a career path to stardom? Do you think their parents are being encouraging or reckless?

What do you think of 9-year old Willow Smith starting a music career?

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I think that Michael Jackson (and the thousands of other child stars) show just what happens to someone when they are famous too early. This is a recipe for a jacked up kid. I can never understand why any parent would wish this on their kid?

Posted By matt,

AWWWWWWWWW HELLLLLLLLLLLLLL NAH. Welcome to Earf, bitch!!!! MiB is Will's only good movie. That is all.

Posted By IFChris,

This is a perfect opportunity to get a whole new generation of kids yelling "I've got Willow on tape!"

Posted By feydakin,

THATs WRONG come on she is 9 years old man !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted By shannonheron19,

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