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.
“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.”
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?