12-year-old Willow Smith was supposed to star in a hip hop remake of Annie and they’ve been talking about it for months, but then last week it was announced that she whipped her hair right out of that shit. Will Smith’s production company said that the remake is still a go and Jay-Z is still doing the music for it, but Willow is out. Some figured that Willow was dropped from the movie for being too old. Will was at Temple University in Philadelphia this past weekend to speak at “Real Talk With Sister Souljah and Will Smith,” and he explained the real reason why Willow isn’t going to be Annie. Basically, Willow told Will to take the next exit off the ho stroll and stop acting like Pimp Mama Kris, Abby Lee and White Oprah:
“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 Beyoncé 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.’”
Now maybe Willow will be better at maths. But really, what 12-year-old outside of sitcoms and after-school specials say shit like, “How about I just be 12.” My guess is that Willow told Will that she didn’t want to be in that dumb shit and nobody wants a remake of Annie anyway. Willow Smith speaks for all of us, because we don’t want a remake of Annie, but we do want a sequel to Woo.
via Hip Hop Wired