“How about I just be 12?” ~Willow Smith
Willow Smith seems to want nothing more than to experience a normal childhood. That’s because the 12-year-old ‘Whip My Hair’ singer is reported to have turned down the chance to play Annie, alongside Jay Z and Beyonce.
Will Smith revealed just that while he was promoting his summer blockbuster ‘After Earth’. According to the actor, Willow has decided to quit show business — in order to go to school and hang out with friends.
Here’s what Will Smith revealed:
“Willow chose singing and then un-chose it. She said, ‘Daddy, I want to go to school with my friends during the week, and I want to hang out with them on the weekends.’ At the peak of ‘Whip My Hair,’ she’s like, ‘Daddy, I’m done.’ I was like, ‘Wow, wow, wow. No, baby, I got Annie the upcoming movie remake, co-produced by Jay-Z, you know. It’ll be New York, you’ll be with Beyoncé. You can bring your friends.’ And she said, ‘Daddy, I got a better idea. How about I just be 12?’ At the end of the day, it has to be their choice.”
Is Will Smith lying to the media again, like he did a few weeks back — when he claimed Jaden Smith wanted to move out, before retracting his statement? Of course. Don’t believe me.. Ask the actor’s younger sister, Ellen.