Willow Smith on Following in Her Parent’s Footsteps: ‘I Felt a Lot of Pressure’

by Shine My Crown Staff
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Growing up with two megastar parents may sound like a lot of fun, but Willow Smith, the daughter of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, says at times, it was a lot to deal with.

“I always just wanted to do right by my parents, and do right by the beauty that they have put in the world, and continue to uplift that beauty and to uphold that beauty,” she told Zane Lowe. “And I felt a lot of pressure. And, because I’m not a minor anymore.”

“I’m finding the freedom to, I can put that beauty in the world. I can uphold that energy,” she added. “And so I’m just figuring that out in all of these different ways, and it’s going to be a journey and there’s more to come.”

The singer is currently promoting her new album, “lately I feel EVERYTHING.”

“Honestly, I’m still processing it on the human being level. There were a lot of doubts that I had, not even just about this specific album, but just about my career in general, my musical career in general,” she continued.

But Willow did not allow her insecurities to hold her back.

“I followed my joy and I followed my heart, and I feel like it took us to a really beautiful spot. I’m in a place of disbelief right now. For so much of my musical career, I was just overthinking everything, and being so just stressed about things that really I didn’t need to stress about,” she explained.

“For this album, even in the content, even when I was talking about back in the day, and I still hold that divine content in my heart and my soul, but you don’t really need to be excavating what the meaning of life is all the time in your music,” she adds. “So that can get a little heavy sometimes. So I just wanted to, just like you said, separate myself from those emotions while also just looking at them from a bird’s eye point of view, and diving into that playfulness, diving into that, give no f–cks.”

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