Will Smith’s 9-year-old daughter signs record deal with Jay-Z

Willow follows dad will into the music business, even though she hasn’t even hit double figures yet!

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Willow Smith, the daughter of celebrity couple Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, is set to follow in dad Will’s musical footsteps by signing a record deal at, aged just 9!

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Like big brother Jaden, who starred in The Karate Kid this summer, Willow’s debut into the entertainment world has become a big hit. Willow’s debut single Whip My Hair has racked up over 1 million views since it was uploaded earlier this week.

The single is proving such a success that Willow has even received a recording deal from Jay-Z’s record label Roc Nation.

“I heard the record first before I knew that it was recorded a 9-year-old, and I was like ‘Man, that record’s a smash,”‘ Jay-Z told Ryan Seacrest’s Kiss FM radio show

Although Willow’s very excited at the prospect of being a pop star, her debut single is all about the lessons her mum Jada taught her.

“It means just be an individual,” said Willow.

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“You can’t be afraid to be yourself…and you can’t let anybody tell you that’s wrong…my mum and me are very strong individuals and I just know that because lots of people don’t act like themselves, so they’re not happy,” Willow explained.

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