Willow Smith

Jan
15
Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, & Common Celebrate Legends at BET Honors

Mariah Carey, Moroccan, and Nick Cannon

BET recognized the achievements of legends in the fields of music, literature, entertainment, media, service, and education at its 5th Annual BET Honors. Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, Maya Angelou, and Spike Lee were among the honorees at Saturday’s taping at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. The star-studded evening featured musical performances and touching tributes.

L.A. Reid bestowed praise on Mariah Carey before Patti LaBelle left the diva in tears while performing her classic ballad “Hero.” Nick Cannon honored his wife with an emotional speech as he held their son Moroccan (his sister Monroe was backstage feeling camera shy). A grateful Mariah thanked everyone for their love and support as she accepted her award.

With her idol in the front row, Kelly Rowland joined Raekwon for a cover of MC’s ODB-assisted hit “Fantasy.” “I love and respect her so much,” said Kelly. “I have to look at her forehead when I’m singing and not her eyes ’cause I know I’m gonna break out in tears.”

Common, Jennifer Hudson, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, Willow Smith, Jill Scott, and First Lady Michelle Obama were also on hand to salute the honorees. The special will air during Black History Month on February 13.

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Jan
3
Willow Smith Covers Kid Cudi [Video]

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Willow Smith is not your average 11-year-old. The superstar daughter of Will and Jada chose to cover an obscure song by one of her favorite artists, Kid Cudi. In a video posted on YouTube, the “Style Rebel” sang the chorus from Cudder’s “All Along,” a cut off Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, while playing the piano. There are rumors that the two collaborated for Willow’s debut album Knees and Elbows, due April 3.

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Dec
12
Willow Smith Treats Families to a Holiday Shopping Spree [Video]

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Willow Smith brightened up the holidays for a few lucky families by partnering with Target for her “Kids Helping Kids” campaign. Eight New York kids, who were nominated by the Boys & Girls Club of NYC for their leadership and academic excellence, were treated to a holiday shopping spree in the Target Harlem store. They ran through the aisles grabbing electronics, toys, and clothes as Willow and honor roll students from the Harlem Children’s Zone cheered them on.

“Target is one of my favorite stores and it’s just awesome to share that with the kids and be there for them,” said the 11-year-old “Fireball.”

Watch them fill their carts with holiday gifts.

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Dec
7
Video: Willow Smith f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Fireball’

Willow Smith and Nicki Minaj

The “Fireball” has landed. Willow Smith ignites the screen in the Hype Williams-directed video for “Fireball” featuring Nicki Minaj. During her visit to “106 & Park,” the 11-year-old singer also announced the title of her debut album Knees and Elbows, due April 3.

“Everybody falls down and scratches their knees and elbows, but eventually they get back up,” she explained of the R&B-meets-hip-hop offering.

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Dec
7
Willow Smith Races Bumper Cars with Jimmy Fallon [Video]

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Willow Smith stayed up past her bed time for an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” The talk show host thanked the 11-year-old pop star for sending him a personalized thank you card after he covered her hit “Whip My Hair” with Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young.

She also discussed her collaboration with Nicki Minaj on “Fireball.” “She’s amazing, she’s an awesome artist, she’s crazy, she’s wild. She’s just really exciting to be around,” said Willow.

After their brief chat, they played bumper cars in the hallways of 30 Rock. Find out who won the race.

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Dec
6
Willow Smith Touches Down at Holiday Benefit

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Willow Smith helped brighten up the holidays for 100 disadvantaged children by appearing at the “Holiday in the Hangar” event benefitting the Garden of Dreams Foundation earlier today. The 11-year-old singer boarded a Delta plane and traveled down the runway to a hangar at John F. Kennedy Airport, which was magically transformed into the North Pole. Once the passengers arrived, they were welcomed by Santa Claus and even got a surprise visit from Will Smith. Willow will appear on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” tonight and premiere the video for “Fireball” tomorrow.

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Dec
5
Sneak Peek: Willow Smith f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Fireball’

Willow Smith and Nicki Minaj

You saw the trailer. Now Willow Smith serves up some actual footage from her video for “Fireball” co-starring Nicki Minaj. The full clip premieres Wednesday on “106 & Park.”

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