Willow Smith – the tween daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith – was photographed sipping a refreshing hibiscus tea from Starbucks at the Calabasas Commons in California today (August 13).
The 11-year-old singer recently opened up to MTV about the constant scrutiny she faces over her edgy looks and individualism.
“The thing is that if I know what’s true in my heart and my soul, then what people say can’t shape that. I can say, “I don’t have a fake tongue ring,” and they’ll be like, “aw, she covered it up!” Willow says.
“Grown ups [have] children and they say ‘you can be whatever you want to be.’ And then they go on my Instagram and comment, ‘How can your parents let you go out looking like that?’ Telling me that I can’t do what I want to do. When I’m someone’s child,” Willow continues. “You’re telling your kid they can be this but telling me I can’t be that.”