Today's Mystery: Why Does Will Smith's 9-Year-Old Daughter Sound Like a Grown-Ass Woman?
Ok, today the fickle world of pop can't talk about anything other than the just-released video for "Whip My Hair," the hyper-hyped single by one Willow Smith, best known as "the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith" (even arbiter of Twitter culture ?uestlove is a fan).
Will Smith's 9-year-old daughter: what's with the grown-ass voice???
We saw it. It's ok. The song is not terrible--it's kind of good and a little catchy.
But something was nagging us while we were watching it:
While the "I whip my hair back and forth" refrain sounds childlike, the verses sound like they're sung by a professional 20something singer.
Why does Will Smith's 9-year-old daughter sound like a grown-ass woman? Is there an AutoTune setting we don't know about that adds 15 years to your age and makes you sound like Nicki Minaj's jaded aunt?
It's weird, right?
Watch and tell us what you thing: