Willow Smith's "Vanity Fair" Photoshoot + Terry McMillan Says Will And Jada Are "Pimping" Their Kids
Willow Smith rocks out in the February issue of Vanity Fair and we have the photos to share. See pics from the shoot plus read Terry McMillan's apology for saying that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are pimping their kids inside...
Willow Smith was shot by Art Streiber for the February 2011 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. And she dished in the mag about her budding music career. Here's some of her photoshoot flicks:
Talking about her music and management company she said, “It is very cool, because Jay[-Z] really welcomes me and makes me feel like the record label is a place where I can have fun and talk about my career. He and his people make me feel like I’m a part of something. And I love Beyonce—she’s awesome!”
Up next for Willow is the video for her next single “21st Century Girl.”
But not everyone seems to be a fan of the Smith kids or the rapid pace their careers are taking.
Author Terry McMillan is in hot water for a discourse she posted on Twitter that questioned the parenting choices of Will and Jada and suggested they are "pimping" their kids, Willow and Jaden.
Here's Terry's initial tweet:
The Smith children already act like child stars. There's an arrogance in their demeanor and behavior. I find it incredibly sad.
It feels like the Smith children are being pimped and exploited. Or, they're already hungry for fame. What about 4th grade?
A lot of A-list movie stars shielded their children from the Hollywood-world until they were old enough to decide. Look at those who didn't.
Look at Lindsay. Phoenix. To name but a few. They miss out on childhood. It's more important than fame.
These kids don't already know what they "love". Total bullshit. They're not prodigies. They think Hollywood is real.
Why don't they do a remake of The Little Rascals and call it a day? Or, come up with an original film with some ethnic pride. Come on.
Okay. I've said enough about the Smith children. I'm not debating about them. It's just my opinion. People can justify anything, though.
In 4th grade my son came home complaining that the kids in his school said I was famous and rich. I told him that was not true.
That some of my books were popular but not everybody liked them. That we could afford a vacation. "Oh" he said, and went back & repeated it.
I wanted him to think of me as his mother. He didn't read any of my novels until he was 15. He only read 26 pages. Was bored.
Have a wonderful Wednesday everybody. I raised my son. I'm not wasting another minute worrying about how Will & Jada are raising their kids.
P.S. I loved the Karate Kid.
I am not getting started on the lack of diversity in film this afternoon. The Smith children was enough discourse for one day.
After she tweeted this, it set off a firestorm. So Terry had to tweet a semi-apology. Here's what she said:
I apologize for using the word pimp and exploit in referring to the Smith children. It was insensitive of me and wrong.
Twitter is not the best forum to express some things. I didn't know folks would take my opinion so personally.
Terry is always controversial and seems to state that Twitter is not the best place to vent her opinions more often than not. Anywho, what do you think about the parenting choices of the Smiths?
1. Jay-Z's contract rider has been revealed. Sour patch kids and drinks. Gotta love it. Story.