Jay-Z on Willow Smith: The Next Michael Jackson?

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Willow Smith is the nine-year old daughter of Will Smith. She already has a popular single and a recording contract, as she was signed this week to Jay-Z's Roc Nation.

Now, the young girl also has impossibly high expectations to meet, as Jay-Z appeared on Ryan Seacrest's radio program yesterday and actually made a comparison between Willow and Michael Jackson.

Jada and Willow

"I heard the record first before I knew that it was recorded by a nine year old and I was like, man that record's a smash," said the music mogul. "I believe in superstars. I believe in big records and in superstars and I think [Willow] has both.

"She has a child's innocence but she has a clear vision of who she is and who she wants to be. I can only imagine that's how Mike [Michael Jackson] was as a young kid, he knew exactly what he wanted."

Easy there, Jay-Z. Can we give this girl some time before we put her in the same league as arguably the most iconic, popular artist in history?

Asked if Willow Smith was too young for a singing career, the rapper scoffed and replied: "When you have that sort of talent, there is no such thing as too young."

Do you agree?

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