*In the new issue of Teen Vogue, Willow Smith finally opens up about the reason she dropped out of her father Will Smith’s remake of “Annie.”
Sporting a blonde pixie cut in the accompanying spread, the 13-year-old said, “To be honest, something inside me was just, like, ‘Don’t,’ I’m very connected with my intuition.”
Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis replaced Willow the starring role, joining Cameron Diaz as Miss Agatha Hannigan and Jamie Foxx as Benjamin Stacks in the film to be released Christmas Day.
In February 2013, Smith said that Willow dropped out so she could “just be 12” again.
“Willow was supposed to be doing Annie, we got Jay-Z to do the movie, got the studio to come in and Willow had such a difficult time on tour with Whip My Hair and she said, ‘You know Daddy, I don’t think so,’ and I said, ‘Baby, hold up!’ I said, ‘No, no, no, listen, you’ll be in New York with all of your friends and Beyonce will be there. You will be singing and dancing,’ and she looked at me and said, ‘Daddy, I have a better idea, how about I just be 12,'” he explained to the audience of “Real Talk with Sister Souljah and Will Smith” at Philly’s Temple University.
As for her music career, Willow is candid with the magazine about why it’s taken so long to put out an album after the massive success of her 2010 single Whip My Hair.
“I have enough songs to make an album,” Willow says, “but most of the songs I don’t like.”
Though she does assure fans that new music is coming — and that it will be unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.
“It’s going to be something outlandish, something that nobody can imagine, something that comes from me and only me,” she says. “Something we need right now.”