Willow Smith, 11, the cool, musically inclined daughter of Will Smith, 43, and Jada Pinkett Smith, 40, is taking her recording career to a whole new level, after 2010's "Whip My Hair" revealed Smith as a force to be reckoned with. Smith is now releasing the more melodic "I Am Me," which debuted at Sunday night's BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium.

"I am me / I am free / And that's all I can be," Willow sings, hanging out in an oversized yellow shirt on various New York street corners and parks, playing a keyboard. "People don't like the way I dress / or where I'm at / I dye my hair and it's not just vanity, / Your validation is just not that important to me."

The lyrics obliquely refer to the criticism Smith has received for her precociously eccentric sense of fashion, which includes various different hair styles and colors.

Watch Smith's "I Am Me" video here:

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  • christopherclarke
    christopherclarke on

    Love Willow Smith!

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