Tween Whip My Hair singer Willow Smith, 11, was seen having a bit of fun on the escalator at Barnes and Noble in Calabasas, Calif. with a gal pal on Wednesday (June 27).
Willow recently posted the below Instagram photo of herself on her Twitter page sporting what appeared to be a tongue piercing but after fans criticized her accessory choice, the young girl tweeted, ““It’s fake…Sorry.”
It seems papa Will Smith is okay with his daughter’s choice of self-expressions – whether that entails chopping off locks or getting piercings.
“When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world,” Will explains.
“She can’t cut my hair but that’s her hair. She has got to have command of her body,” he adds. “So when she goes out into the world, she’s going out with a command that is hers. She is used to making those decisions herself. We try to keep giving them those decisions until they can hold the full weight of their lives.”