Willow Smith listens to Tupac
Willow Smith loves rap as well as pop music, and listens to artists ranging from Miley Cyrus to Tupac Shakur.
Willow Smith’s favourite rapper is Tupac Shakur.
The 10-year-old ‘Whip My Hair’ singer, daughter of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinket-Smitt, likes rappers as well as pop stars, naming the ‘California Love’ hitmaker – renowned for using foul language and graphic sexual imagery in his lyrics – as top of her list.
She said: “On my iPod I have Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Billy Idol, B.O.B. Eminem, Tupac – he was my mom’s best friend.”
Budding star Willow said she won’t be following the career path of Tupac – who lived on the wrong side of the law for most of his adult life and was shot dead in a suspected gang related incident in 1996 – however, instead hoping to base herself on ‘Only Girl (In The World) singer Rihanna.
She added: “I think Rihanna’s awesome, I’d love to be a baby Rihanna!”
Willow has also had the opportunity to meet some of her musical heroes, telling how Jay-Z – who has signed her to his Roc Nation label – gave her some good advice.
During a US radio interview she explained: “It was really fun! He was really welcoming, and he was funny, supporting and I just felt welcomed.
“He just told me to have fun”.
‘Whip My Hair’ has been a huge internet sensation, gaining millions of views on youtube, and will be released in the UK on December 6th.