“I’m The Pearl”: Willow Smith Covers V Magazine And Shares Why The World Is Not Ready For Her Music
A few weeks ago, we shared Willow Smith’s new song “5”, featuring her brother Jaden Smith. As the record played, we heard a new Willow Smith- more mature than the little girl we met via “Whip My Hair.” “5” offered Willow up as a sound young woman and even better she recently showcased her growth on the cover of V Magazine. Photographed by iconic creative director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, our sister site StyleBlazer noted:
“You see as ‘regular’ as Willow wants to be, she’s still a child of Hollywood, and that comes with a certain set of demands–ones Willow doesn’t necessarily want. She recently pulled out of playing Annie in the film’s revival, which is being produced by her father, saying, “I just wanted to chill, and be at home, and decompress, and just find out what I wanna do and where I stand on this planet, with the little tiny place we have.” “
For the shoot, Lagerfeld instructed Willow to bring some of her favorite pieces and surprisingly, she paired boy-drag boxer shorts with low rider jeans and oxford shoes. She told V Magazine: “I kind of just put on what feels right. Sometimes that’s Converse and a T-shirt, sometimes it’s Givenchy heels and leather pants.” During her time with Lagerfeld, whose aura comes off as mysterious, Willow shared he was extremely friendly despite being a legend in the fashion world.
Given the constant chatter that’s surrounded her upbringing, with wisdom Willow told V Magazine, her present goal is to be stress free. She noted: “I just wanna do things that make me feel good and not stressed. I just chill and open my eyes and think, just relaxing and being silent. Because the world is so loud.”
Although the world may nag her, Willow shared her music career will not end, even if people do not support her music. After releasing her summer jam, “Summer Fling,” incumbents of social media wagged their fingers too hard at Willow, noting the song was not age appropriate. To keep it light, Willow created a plan to keep her music to herself until she thinks the world can receive her art. She may release a track here or there on SoundCloud but Willow claimed:
“I just feel like I want to do it different than the world’s ready for. It’s like a pearl—I’m reading that book right now. You put a piece of sand in it, which is the imagination. You close it over a bunch of years, making it awesome, and then Bam! It comes open. And I’m it! I’m the pearl.”
You go girl!
Get into the pictures from her V Magazine shoot below.