Willow Smith already has everyone whipping their hair and now she will go in front of the lens to provide the visuals to her girl power anthem. The nine-year-old daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith is preparing to shoot her first music video next week.
Ray Kay, the man behind Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” and Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” has been tapped to direct Willow’s debut video for “Whip My Hair.” The clip will be filmed early next week in Los Angeles.
“I’m very excited to work with such a unique artist as Willow, and I’m happy to help present her to the world as a new and fresh artist,” Ray Kay told Rap-Up.com of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation signee, who took the Internet by storm with her single. “I’m also really happy to be involved with a project that has such a positive message as this one, and I’m certain people that are watching the video will feel inspired to develop their own individuality and freedom and express their own art after seeing Willow in this video.”
The shoot won’t be easy, but it shouldn’t be a problem for the singer, who was born into a showbiz family. “We are shooting two days, and it’s a complex shoot,” added the director. “It’ll require a lot from Willow, but she’s incredibly talented and has an amazing personality, so I’m confident she’ll kill it in front of the camera. She’s a star.”
Willow has been receiving lots of support from her peers, who had nothing but good things to say about her when Rap-Up TV caught up with them recently.