We all know that Willow Smith‘s been carrying her head in a close-cropped buzz minimize just lately — and that she even satisfied mom Jada Pinkett-Smith to do the identical — however apparently, the method of getting mentioned haircut was means cooler than we ever may have imagined.
On July 16, the singer launched a live performance documentary film through Facebook in celebration of the discharge of her new album Lately I Feel Everything. To shut out the present, Willow carried out a rock rendition of her 2010 tune “Whip My Hair,” taking a fast interlude to casually sit down and have her head shaved in its entirety whereas shredding some backup guitar. Once her transformation is full, the tune abruptly ends as she seems to be upward to disclose the brand new look. If you already thought she was too cool for this world, wait till you get a load of the clip itself, which begins across the 46-minute mark within the video beneath.
First of all, I simply must get this out the best way: guitar-heavy “Whip My Hair?” Complete banger. Second, let’s take a beat to speak about the truth that this lady is effortlessly enjoying that guitar with electrical clippers proper subsequent to her face — that is gotta be means tougher than she makes it look.
Most importantly, this head-shaving second would not appear in any respect prefer it’s nearly getting a haircut in a extremely surprising means — that is because of the particular tune selection. Willow has mentioned how her early days as a viral performer considerably and negatively impacted her psychological well being and her relationship with the remainder of the Smith household, so for her to reimagine this tune in a means that feels real to her present self is particular in and of itself.
In this case, the shaving of Willow’s afro could possibly be symbolic of letting go of the previous, breaking freed from the general public’s expectations, and grandeur metamorphosis, amongst loads of different issues she’s confronted as somebody who’s been within the highlight from the second she was born. Just goes to indicate that typically (and particularly for Black ladies) hair is about extra than simply the hair itself. Now we’re wanting on the performer’s hairstyles with much more admiration than earlier than.
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