Talk:Willow Smith

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Edit request[edit]

Born in 1988 would make here 22! According to Will Smith's wiki page she was born in 2000. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:57, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

"One of the youngest solo artist in history to" missing an s there on artist. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:21, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Done - thanks for pointing it out! Active Banana (bananaphone 03:23, 15 December 2010 (UTC)


What is the Nobel Peace Price Concert Willow Smith attended in that picture? (talk) 17:10, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

See Nobel Peace Prize Concert. Mhiji (talk) 22:18, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

vanity name[edit]

Until the majority of reliable sources start referring to her solely as "Willow" as they do "Madonna" or "Prince", she is "Willow Smith" and needs to be referred to that way throughout the article. Active Banana (bananaphone 22:19, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Yeah that's fine. I agree she should be referred to as Willow Smith throughout the article. However the infobox is for her as a musical artist. As a musical artist, her music is credited as simply "Willow" (see Whip My Hair). Therefore in the infobox name should be Willow. Agreed? (I can't now revert due to WP:3RR.) Mhiji (talk) 22:26, 8 December 2010 (UTC)
No the info box is about HER the subject of the Wikipedia article. Active Banana (bananaphone 22:27, 8 December 2010 (UTC)
No. If it were about her we would use Template:Infobox person. Template:Infobox musical artist is about her as a musical artist. As a musical artist she is known as Willow. Mhiji (talk) 22:36, 8 December 2010 (UTC)
LOL. No. The name of the info box template is irrel. Active Banana (bananaphone 22:41, 8 December 2010 (UTC)
Yes what the infobox is called is irrelevant... The point is {{Infobox musical artist}} is for information relating to a musical artist. Just in the same way {{infobox website}} is for information about a website and {{infobox actor}} is for information about an actor. The name at the top should reflect the name the artist records under. Just the same as the name at the top of {{infobox actor}} should be what the actor is credited as in their films. The name at the top of Katy Perry's infobox isn't "Katheryn Hudson". The name at the top of Demi Moore's infobox isn't "Demi Guynes Kutcher". How's this any different to Rihanna or Eminem? Their infoboxes don't have "Robyn Fenty" or "Marshall Mathers" at the top of them?! And in one of your edit summaries you said this is not supported by reliable sources. Look at the references and external links. This is supported by loads of reliable sources... Mhiji (talk) 22:54, 8 December 2010 (UTC)
The infobox is about the subject of the article, which as you have agreed to above is the person Willow Smith, who has released ONE product under a vanity performance name. And yes there are sources that confirm that the song is release by "Willow", but very very very few of them do not go on to identify the performer as Willow Smith. It it not at all like any of the examples you are providing where the name in the infobox is the same as the vast majority of reliable sources refer to the performer SOLELY by the stage/vanity name and not the birth name. Active Banana (bananaphone 03:27, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
And many of the "reliable sources" used in are article even state that the damn song is performed by "Willow Smith" NOT "Willow". [1] [2] [3]

Edit request from, 4 January 2011[edit]

Not done:

If her birthday is correct, she should be 11 not 10. (talk) 16:24, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

I think you should check your math. Active Banana (bananaphone 16:43, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from, 14 February 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Please add this paragraph underneath the heading "Music career". I believe that the fact she has received criticism due to her being a minor has really been a huge part of her career. However, she has remained determined and this characteristic is extremely admirable especially because she is so young in age.

Despite the fact that Willow is extremely talented, there are still some that are unable to overlook the fact that she is only 10 years old. Upon release of her smash hit, “Whip my Hair”, critics were quick to comment on her age and Will and Jada’s parenting skills were put into question. Although her song is very innocent and does not contain any sexual content, many feel as though her parents should have waited a few more years before allowing her to become a pop star and that her education should be first priority. The Internet went ablaze after the young superstar commented on her current schooling situation: “I never really get to go to school because I am always on tour or with my father. There is a tutor most of the time, but usually I am working so I never get to do the lessons. The worst thing about maths is all the kids are ahead of me because they go to school.”[1] In a poll conducted by the Washington Post, 47% of voters feel as though she is too young to be a popstar.[2] It remains a controversial issue within society as to whether or not she should be excepted as she is the child of two successful Hollywood celebrities or if she should be viewed as a regular 10-year-old child.

  • She is not extremely talented, they auto-tuned her to death. She got to where she is because of her parent's money, power and connections and does not deserve any of it. THAT should be more important-who cares whether this is good for her or not, she said so herself she wanted it, and they bought it for her regardless of the fact there are plenty of kids out there who are better than she is busting their asses that can't get anywhere because their parents aren't Will and Jada. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:13, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Cjordan2011 (talk) 04:24, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Not done. First off, half of this is original research, so anything unsourced gets thrown out right off the bat. Second, the first source is to a gossip blog and shouldn't be included. If she actually said those things, there are far more reliable sources out there that would have covered it. Third, the second source, the poll, can't have conclusions drawn from it and placed here as something with valuable information, as it is not scientific in nature. Fourth, the tone of all of this feels more like a worrying mother, as opposed to a formal encyclopedia.
Keep in mind that this is an article about a living person. Because of that, the reliability of sources to verify all information, especially information critical of the subject, should be extremely exceptional sources. --ICYTIGER'SBLOOD 00:20, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
I will also note that if this information, as presented, were to be added to the article, it would be the longest section of prose we've got, which places undue weight on the topic. --ICYTIGER'SBLOOD 00:23, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

[3] == Edit request from, 7 March 2011 ==

{{subst:edit semi-protected}} Please add Image Award winner under the Awards and Nominations catagory. (talk) 00:52, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Yves (talk) 00:54, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from, 8 March 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Please add Image Award (winner) in the Awards and Nominations catagory. [4] (talk) 03:15, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

It's there in the article now. If you'd like any further help, contact me on my user talk page. You might instead want to put a {{help me}} template up on your own user talk, or put the {{edit semi-protected}} template back up on this page and either way someone will be along to help you. :) Banaticus (talk) 07:07, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from, 8 March 2011[edit]

File:Willow-Smith-at-Grammys-435x580.jpg{{edit semi-protected}} Updated image from 2011 Grammy Awards (talk) 04:41, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Not done: Image deleted. GƒoleyFour— 13:34, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from, 8 March 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Please create a link for Willow Smiths' latest song "21st Century Girl" The song is apart of her discography as a single and should be represented individually just as "Whip My Hair" is. BELOW IS: Information conataining release date (March 1, 2011, NOT February 3, 2011 as stated in her main page), and information on the music video. Thank you [5]


Vidoe stars Cicely Tyson [7]

First Live Perrformance of the song [8] (talk) 20:26, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

The page already exists but it redirects back to the Willow Smith article. Feel free to create a song page on that page for 21st Century Girl -- I would suggest using Whip My Hair as a guide to creating a 21st Century Girl article. It didn't quite do as well as Whip My Hair, though, so it will be more difficult to find good references for 21st Century Girl (it's less notable). Also, do we need a list of every place that each song is performed at? I trimmed the list of places the first song was performed at and added the second song in the prose section. If you'd like any further help, contact me on my user talk page. You might instead want to put a {{help me}} template up on your own user talk, or put the {{edit semi-protected}} template back up on this page and either way someone will be along to help you. :) Banaticus (talk) 07:23, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from, 28 March 2011[edit]

In the following sentence-- in the "Personal Life" section-- there should be a semi-colon between "Smith" and "both." The current sentence contains a comma splice at that location. willow is so hottt

"She has two older brothers, Jaden Smith and Trey Smith, both are also child actors." (talk) 04:05, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Done --Sgt. R.K. Blue (talk) 04:38, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Unique1.4Lyf, 11 July 2011[edit]

I Think This Picture Would Be Better Because Its A More Resent Picture .,r:22,s:24&biw=1366&bih=627 Unique1.4Lyf (talk) 05:48, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. FREYWA 08:46, 11 July 2011 (UTC)


"Rockstar" is a song by American recording artist Willow. The song is the thrid single from her yet-to-be-titled debut album release.

Background Willow has given out snippets that can be found on Youtube. Angelo Stusan, new to the musc indusrty, says 'he will make a remix to Rockstar'. — Preceding unsigned comment added by EAG123 (talkcontribs) 06:05, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Deletion of paragraph[edit]

I propose the deletion of the paragraph about the poem written about her. Apart from being badly written, it is not of any note and seems to be advertising for the poet. HonkyTonkHarlot (talk) 08:39, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Creation of section "Fireball"[edit]

Since Willow Smith's single "Fireball" does not yet fit the requirements for WP:NSONGS, I have merged the former "Fireball" article with this one. It is a sub-section of "Singles". All of the information about the former "Fireball" article is included in the sub-section (including the info-box, release history, etc.) Once there is enough notability about the single, a separate article should be created.

Sc135 (talk) 20:59, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Album title?[edit]

As far as I know, the album is called "Knees and Elbows"... not "Willow: Blah Blah Blah" — Preceding unsigned comment added by IAmJayDO (talkcontribs) 01:02, 8 December 2011 (UTC)


Just because Fireball (Willow Smith song) doesn't get its own page, that does not mean that you put what would have been that page on this page. There should not be a whole section on the single on this article and it should not be put there, again.—Ryulong (竜龙) 08:13, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Album Release[edit]

It says Willow's will be released in April 2012, as far as I know it has not been released and we are already in May 2012. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:11, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Fake Information[edit]

In the infobox, there is altered information that says she was born as 'Willow Swagalot Smith' on October 31, 1969, which means she, according to this, is 42 years old. In the text, it says she was born in 1982. Whoever made those changes, change them immediately. MatthewMcCoyTheOne (talk) 19:16, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Fireball (Willow Smith)[edit]

Fireball is a song by American recording artist Willow Smith, that features Trinidad artist Nicki Minaj.

Composition The song was written by Omarr Rambert, who helped write 21 Century Girl, Marc Kinchen, Lazonate Franklin, and Nicki Minaj, credited as Onika Maraj. It is produced by Marc Kinchen, credited Marc Kinchen.

Live Performances Willow performed the song on X Factor the results, without Nicki Minaj.

"Music Video" The music video was shown on 106 & Park in November. It shows Willow and Nicki Minaj on the streets of a city. It was directed by Hype Williams/

Critical Response The song failed to chart, on all but one chart. It charted at 121 on the US RnB.

Single by Willow featuring Nicki Minaj from the album Knees and Elbows Released October 8, 2011 Format CD single, digital download Recorded 2010 Genre Hip hop, R&B Length 4:08 Label Columbia, Roc Nation Writer(s) Omarr Rambert, Marc Kinchen, Lazonate Franklin, Onika Maraj Producer Stoopid Boots Willow singles chronology (2010) "Whip My Hair" (2011) "21st Century Girl" (2011)- (2012) "I Am Me" — Preceding unsigned comment added by EAG123 (talkcontribs) 03:38, 30 November 2012 (UTC)


i don't think most of her newest releases qualify as singles just because they were released onto her soundcloud.

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