By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Willow Smith is one of the most controversial of celebrity kids. Reasons would stem for her interesting sense of style, frequent experiments with her hair, and her obvious high levels of sass which seem to rub a lot of grown folks the wrong way. But we’d be lying if we said we hadn’t notice that Willow can’t even so much as fart without people getting a little too offended. Rather or not people agree with Will and Jada’s style of parenting, or some feel lack thereof, Willow seems to have reached a level of comfort in herself and just who she becoming as her very own celebrity. That’s an interesting twist to someone who was regretting her fame a few months ago.
In a recent interview with Micheal Yo, Willow kind of made it clear that she’s made it to the point where she really can give a damn about what folks are saying about her:
“The thing is that if I know what’s true in my heart and my soul, then what people say can’t shape that. I can say, “I don’t have a fake tongue ring,” and they’ll be like, “aw, she covered it up!”
People have their own thing regardless. And, that is totally okay with me. If you don’t like me, if you like me; both are equally cool. I send love and positive energy to all those people in their lives. I hope they find where they’re meant to be but it’s kind of like don’t come here with that.”
“Grown ups [have] children and they say “you can be whatever you want to be.” And then they go on my Instagram and comment, ‘How can your parents let you go out looking like that?’ Telling me that I can’t do what I want to do. When I’m someone’s child. You’re telling your kid they can be this but telling me I can’t be that.”
Snaps. You tell them Willow.
She still acts too grown though. But maybe that’s Will and Jada’s problem to worry about.