Video: Willow Smith – ‘Whip My Hair’

Willow Smith

Watch out world. There’s a new kid on the block. Willow Smith, the nine-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, is in a class of her own in the breakout video for her empowering anthem “Whip My Hair,” the first single from her Roc Nation debut. The pint-sized fashionista rocks the school halls while whipping her hair back and forth in the vibrant Ray Kay-directed clip (Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga).

“I think this video will be considered iconic in the future,” Ray tells Rap-Up.com. “Willow is definitely here to stay, she’s a superstar. I think we managed to create a fresh expression using Willow’s amazing energy, a positive and inspiring concept, and mixing the colors of the sets with Willow’s fashion, which consisted of custom-made clothing and exclusive One Z jumpsuits. She’s a trendsetter already and I’m sure others will be copying her style soon!”

Whip open the video below and witness the birth of a star.

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112 Comments

  1. Boy Falana

    1sr ILLLL

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  2. allen

    whatever seriouslyyyyyyyyyyy

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  3. Courtney M

    I WHIP MY HAIR BACK AND FORTH!

    This video is dopeeeeee :D

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  4. Tita

    She’s the cutest thing ever. And the song is catchy. Good for her! Good job Will and Jada!

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  5. SPEECHLESS

    bye rihanna
    nuff said…..

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  6. Will

    @Speechless #DEAD

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  7. Nicole

    love it. Willow go baby girl

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  8. Lil CiCi

    She SHITTED!!! Lil mama got swag.

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  9. Alejandro

    I’m so proud of Leyomi!!!!!

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  10. SLAYED!!!

    Does it really take a 9 year old to show these Vets how its done like seriously. VIDEO OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Nicky

    @ speechless

    ONE PHRASE

    “WHATS MY NAME”

    BLOWING UP ON RADIO AND BLOGS

    ENOUGH SAID *KISSES*

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  12. Boy Falana

    did she just shit on your fave????

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  13. Nana

    I LOVE it! She killed it…

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  14. Bizzy G.

    this song is dope…
    nuff to be said!

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  15. buddyreal

    wowzers..it seem surreal watching her in a music video after looking up to her mom and pops for so long. But most definatley i see the both of them in her..looks and talent..roc nation..futuristic video. i commend ray kay

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  16. ioana

    cuuuuuute. i just hope they don t undress her and put her in heels too soon:))

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  17. ja

    YAAAAAASSSSSSSS Willow!

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  18. Brown Sugar

    Wow! She should perform at the AMAS this year right?

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  19. Boy Falana

    i’m lovin she gave Leyomi that spot. Like half the world didnt know who that bitch WAS…walkin up whippin it like that!!!!!….thats a big move for the LGBT community….Front and Center

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  20. young$$MOVEMENT;

    & willow smith just slayed. the video was very creative. she’s dope and super talented for a nine year old. she looks just like her daddy. i hope she gets more shine in a little bit, just like she said.

    @slayed – i agree.

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  21. nookie

    dope dope dope… very colorful!! great job yungin!! lol..i see num 1 all over this.. !! lets see hw yhu grow and dha steppn was cute!! a 9 yr old wurkn it! wrkkkkkkk!!!

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  22. Sav

    The song and video are cute, but she can’t really sing.

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  23. delroy

    At first i didn’t like the song, but now it’s become a trck that i like hearing. I like the video and i agreewith a few of the guys about her showing certain artists a thing or two. i feel sad liking this, as it’s something that my niece would listen to not some one over 20 years of age, i feel shame lol.

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  24. Dizzle

    Creative and funny love ittttt!!!

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  25. Troyfuss

    grey ass classroom to represent the grey ass music scene. she comes in whippin her life into everything its just sick<3

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  26. #DEAD

    LMFAO at that video still Rap-up chose. Willows like “BYE I just slayed your career” (Waves hand)

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  27. novelero

    killuminati!

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  28. asa

    very dope video. people gon break they necks tryna whip the hair tho.

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  29. Ghetto Fab

    Girl Willow just snatched wigs!

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  30. Ghetto Fab

    Leyomi shat with those dips. This video is LIFE!

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  31. TeamTM

    gooooo willooooow
    she did it
    hide yo red wigs
    hide yo numbers 1
    willow is here

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  32. Andarieg0

    YO BOTH WILLOW AND LEIOMY SLAYYYYEEEDDDD! I DON’T EVEN WANNA STUDY FOR MY MIDTERMS, I’M OD HYPE!

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  33. erica gurl

    exactly what i expect to see from a nine-year-old girl…but cool vid and catchy song nonetheless…having that said it is quite funny to see ppl say she “slayed”…she did good but she’s not at the level of anybody in the business…yet..smh

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  34. ItsOscarYO

    LOL! Yes, Willow! That white room + hair whipping + paint splatter scene is everything! She killed it!

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  35. A Realist

    Yasssssssss! This song and video are hot! The fashion is EVERYTHING.

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  36. jws3

    we all noticed the scene where Willow goes and brings color and life to the boring vanilla kids sitting the cafeteria? ummmm did we notice the one kid had “RiRi” on their jacket?????

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  37. Rihanna Baby

    sssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooo ADORABLE AND CUUUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! AND I LOVE THE SONG AND THIS IS COMIN FROM A BIG RIHANNA FAN!!!!!

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  38. Nicci

    @jws3 yeah I definitely caught the “RiRi” zipper on the jacket..
    this was a super cute video! YAY willow

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  39. sagb

    i notice the riri thingy 2!! but it was a nice video

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  40. Concerned Listener

    For a 9 year old girl I’m speechless. That riri zipper was no coincidence, it’s clear Willow wants to give life to the industry and shes serving girls 2/3/4 timers her age.

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  41. Drake&Ciara Fan

    Nice.
    Does she have a lip ring?

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  42. Arniece Ibezim

    INCERDIBLE!

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  43. sabot

    muito legal novinha vc era
    kiss

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  44. OLIVER LUKE

    w.t.f what that that video was great i loved it. it is the video of the year damn i just want to whip song thing right now i’m about 2 call my girl. damn i will watch this all day & she will be on 106 & park so i will tevo that & watch her & the video again i’m happy to be alive to witness such greatness.

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  45. Dimp-Zone

    I’m growin out my hair jus so i can whip it….whit it real hard!!

    i love this video!!!

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  46. MB92

    This video makes me with i had hair lol. I love this video, and i love how Willow and Ciara are doing the whole stepping thing. I wonder if anyone broke their neck while filming this video. im suprised willow didn’t

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  47. Orlando

    Bad Ass Willow….U GO GURLLLLLL Just Whip Real Good
    Off the wall video luvz it

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  48. Phoenix_Wright

    who was shorty in the red???!!! she was killing it, they all were, but she dutty wine wit it lol

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  49. TheLuversLane

    wow i like it. it’s def a really good video

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  50. Ceejay

    Love the video, song and the girl is a star!!

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  51. not a hater just the truth

    catchy song but dont force her to be a star if she isnt

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  52. TeamTM

    I whip my goat back and forth deaddddddddddd

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  53. sleepingbeauty

    im lovin this video!everyone is talking about leyomi. who is that?

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  54. nookie

    not a hater… i like this video a lot bt ummm dnt put her up to high cz lil miss swagga will kill willow.. #imjustsaynn no hatin just keepin it real..

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  55. oprah

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEVER WAS LEYOMI IN THIS VIDEO!!!!!! AND WILLOW IS THAT NEW BITCH!!

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  56. Khadija

    She did this, and please don’t say she got her ideas from Rihanna, this was an original concept, she deserves her shine, c’mon son, she’s only 8, give her some plaudits, and stop hating you broke bammmas. :D #TEAMWILLOW

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  57. A Realist

    @sleepingbeauty Leyomi is the transexual that was in the gay dance group Vogue Evolution on America’s Best Dance Crew. They went HARD!

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  58. miss diva girl

    you go girl that is a hit video _I WHIP MY HAIR BACK AND FOURTH_

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  59. mistwalker

    love it this may get her best new artist an video of the year

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  60. Jullie

    Can someone put the link of the video here please, I cant See it cuz I live in Brazil and Vevo blocked it here (stupid Vevo)

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  61. baby_ray

    omgee i just so love this video and the song is really catchey [i whip my hair back in forth] best song of the year you go willow!!!!!! (:

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  62. youdontneedtoknow

    some ppl be tripin over here. SHE’s JUST 9 YEAR OLD. Her music is for KIDS and ppl around her age. Why do you compare her To rihanna???? Like Seriously???
    Rihanna has more #1 hits than any female singers in the game right now! So please leave Willow alone! #PLEASE

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  63. TeamTM

    Willow Smith – WMH (Remix)

    I smack a goat back and forth(8x)

    I’m about to go get my snatch on
    Over at Daily and Navy, red weaves – I’m ripping off
    I’m not doing nothing wrong, so don’t tell me nothing
    I just making a bajan mad, so don’t start trippin
    That’s wassup! …Yeah
    we’re heading out to the farm and running up to them goats – to kill them off, kill them off, kill them off, kill them off

    Rockstar immitators have stepped out of line
    Their tone deaf singing is a crime
    I’m tired of epic faaaails…
    I’ll outshine them, ’til they feel like giving up…

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  64. D-Money

    Cute video! I love it

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  65. Starz86

    NNIIIICCCEEEE!!! i also love that the lyrics and style of the video is age appropriate

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  66. Chris Shorts

    dont forget jayz is behind the greatness of rihanna and willow so aslong as thats going on they not going to where , yo willow did it like im so speechless this lil girl is truly gifted

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  67. king

    rihanna is the best

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  68. Marisaella

    Move Over Justin Bieber………… Willow Smith The Diva aka Divette………. COMING THROUGH!!!!!!!

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  69. cari s.

    Rifhund is probably crying right now. It must hurt to get outshined by a 9 year old star. As if it wasn’t bad enough that she had to sell her tour tickets for just 10 dollars already …

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  70. Lisa

    Willow why must you slay these girls 2, 3, and 4 times your age?

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  71. From Tokyo

    I LIKE IT! THAT LIL’ GIRL KILT IT! And yes, it is age-appropriate. I see her daddy in her, too, just like Jaden (wasn’t that him in the video dancing?). Gonna watch it again!

    P.S. I like Rihanna okay but when I watched the vid and heard the song the only thing I was thinking was “Willow” and no other artist. She did HER thing.

    P.P.S. Thank you Rap-Up for responding to the international fans for posting an alternate place to view!

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  72. From Tokyo

    lol Wow, right after that it was gone. DailyMotion’s quick. Well at least I got to see it!

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  74. Jose

    if Rihanna made a video like this and actually danced like this… it would be FIYAH! I give props to Willow for wurk in it in this video… BUT what is she going to do with the money she makes off this…. goto toys r us. Let this gurl lern her ABCs first.

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  75. TeamTM

    willow is better than ririh

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  76. From Tokyo

    Jose, isn’t that sexist? Nobody said anything about Jaden putting out music/doing movies. smh

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  77. Jayden

    she looks like a miniature version of rihanna! its hard to believe she’s 9!!! she’s great!

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  78. K.K.

    WOW! I love it! Great job, Willow ;D

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  79. Chi Love(see u soon)

    AND SOooooooo the Smith Family Legacy is continued…time to go back to Oprah. Lol Keep going Willow!!!!!!!

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  80. Rihanna Baby

    SHES CUUUUTEE!!!!!!!!!!!

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  81. Franny

    willow is just so nunuz and very talented might i add wow i love IT I love it!

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  82. K-Rowl

    If it wasn’t for who her father is, would she still be this popular?

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  83. drakelover

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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  84. MB92

    @K-Rowl no i really dont think it would, because there has been plenty on young people her age making videos and releasing music and their not getting the attention she’s getting. so it really does have to do with the fact she’s Will and Jada’s Daughter, but I LOVE THIS VIDEO

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  85. rachet

    i really like it and she doesn’t sound young she sounds older but shes got great things comin ahead for her great job!luv it

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  86. TeamTM

    she is the business !

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  87. SDW

    BRINGING IT!

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  88. KiKi

    I love the song & video…4 a 9yr old she did great…but at the same time…she still a kid…i was lookin at an interveiw of hers with Ryan Secrest…and she was talkin bout her schooling..about how she dont get that much time 2 do it…and how she is behind in math…doin muziq iz koo…but at the same time a child needs 2 b a child first…that iz wat wrong with most of theze kids nowadayz…they growin up 2 fast…and education should alwayz come first…then u kan do business later

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  89. Makisha Timothy

    Yessss Willow! I’m pleased to say that you have everyone going CRAZY Whippin their hair. #getit

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  90. Kate

    that was awesome
    luv the song and the vid!!!!!

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  91. alicia keys a homewrecka

    Some of you are hilarious! I’m a fan a music and the constant bashing of other musicians and artists out here does not matter to a fan of music but it shows the mentality of the crabs. yup thats you.

    Yeah a the single was good and the video is good also. Leave all the other artists alone, attentionwhores.

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  92. Lolsmileyface

    SHE BETTA DO IT ! WERK WILLOW !

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  93. denzel

    is that leyomi from vouge evoulution

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  94. awww!

    OH MY GOODNESS! cutest thing in the world. you go girl!!

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  95. Breezy

    @K-Rowl probably not

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  96. rae

    @kiki Its Funny How You Talking About Education Yet Don’t Know How To Spell Ahahah !

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  97. Bri

    Cute song and video.

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  98. estefania

    Go Willow!!! This is definitely song/video of the year. Clean. Age-Appropriate. Colorful. Fun. The fact that she’s only NINE is just icing on the cake. (Let’s not forget Michael & Stevie Wonder started at EIGHT.) It goes to show that “age ain’t nothin’ but a number”; if you’ve got God-given talent, WORK IT – that’s what we’re created to do (not watch TV and play video games all day)! At 33 yrs old, I am definitely whipping my hair to this song!

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  99. mini swagger

    yo willow uu fuckn killed this video… ii love itt wen uu make another video u shld let me b in itt ii bee swingn mhaa sh!t all day every >3

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  100. max

    crazy
    dope

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  101. KaRiNa

    Well i love this song but nd im 11 nd im not even bein cocky but i can sing a lil better nd i think she only became famous because her parents nd if u think bout it she seems conceited because she acts like she’s grown nd she’s about 10 years old which is a year younger than me nd even i don’t act likee im grown like that i just hope she doesn’t go far enough likee nicki minaj kind of stuff but besides all of that i love the songg ! c(X

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  102. becky martins

    i love this girl!
    she have talent .. everybody of the family smith!
    I WHIP MY HAIR BACK AND FORTH!
    kiss kiss willow smith.

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  103. mimi 2 cute

    willow smith looks so cute with her hair crackers i love them

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  104. Tonii Baybee

    Omg Dis video si da shit ! She a nine year old and she can dance better dan me! Willow and Jada .. Yall got a gifted daughter

    [8] iWhipp my hair back & forh [8] !!

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  105. Tonii Baybee

    Omg Dis video si da shit ! She a nine year old and she can dance better dan me! Willow and Jada .. Yall got a gifted daughter

    [8] iWhipp my hair back & forh [8 !!

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  106. quinsahe

    gril boo you look to grown for me yu cant be my daughter girl thats a lie girl you to fast your mama most let you do anything like that have your hair like that and you got that new song whip your hair back and froth W0w THAt Anit noting willow smith.

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  107. Sammmy

    WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
    that was alwsome girl. Keep up the good work.

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  108. kennady

    go willow

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  109. kennady

    willow you rooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooock

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  110. brionna

    willow smith you rooooooooooooooooooock

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  111. nte

    cute

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