Willow Smith says no to Annie - and Beyoncé
Back off, Will Smith! Willow just wants to be a normal (hair-whipping) 12-year-old girl.
According to reports, Willow Smith has 86ed the idea of playing Annie in the upcoming musical flick of the legendary stage show.
People reports that the 12-year-old was so adamant with her decision, she even said no when her pops, Will Smith, tried to entice her with the one and only BeyoncÃ©.
âWillow was supposed to be doing Annie. We got Jay-Z to do the movie [and] got the studio to come in. [But] Willow had such a difficult time on tour with âWhip my Hairâ and she said, âYou know Daddy, I donât think so,ââ Will said.
âI said, âBaby, hold up! I said no, no, no. Listen, youâll be in New York with all of your friends and BeyoncÃ© will be there. You will be singing and dancing.â And she looked at me and said, âDaddy, I have a better idea, how about I just be 12.ââ
Well, it looks like Willow got through to her pops because thatâs when Will realized that his little girl was right. He told reporters at âReal Talk with Sister Souljah and Will Smithâ, âIâm really learning through Willow the necessity that we have to snap ourselves back and refocus on the emotional needs of the people that we love,â the father to Willow and sons Jaden, 14, and Trey, 20, shared. âSomeoneâs emotional needs can be very very different from your dreams and what you think they should be doing and where they are supposed to be.â
âThe thing that had become very clear to me is the danger of a material world and focusing so hard on coming up with money or a house or a job,â he said. âYou focus so hard on those things, and sometimes you can lose focus on why you are doing it in the first place. The only reason to do any of that is to have love.â