Willow Smith Opens Up About Being Bullied For Enjoying Rock Bands
Over the years, Willow Smith fans have watched the 20-year-old grow into the woman she is today. One thing Willow has always been involved in is expressing herself creatively, whether through her hair, looks, or music. From Whip My Hair to her most recent single, Transparent Soul, Willow Smith has proven her abilities as a singer and performer.
In a recent interview with Magazine VWillow Smith opened up about her latest single, “Transparent Soul,” featuring Travis Barker and a preview of what she has in store for her upcoming projects.
“I’m so excited that I’m going to have a song on the album with Avril Lavigne. She’s so iconic,” Willow said. “From 13 to 16, she was my idol. a quintessential pop-punk record with the queen of pop-punk.
While the “I Am Me” singer expresses a new style in her music, Willow Smith explained that she hasn’t always been supported for her musical tastes over the years.
“Being a black woman in metal is very, very different besides the pressures the music industry puts on you,” Willow shares. “Now it’s like an added pressure from metal culture, the metal world and rock in general. I used to be bullied in school for listening to Paramore and My Chemical Romance .
“Just through the music I’m releasing right now and the representation I can bring to the mix,” she continued. “I just hope that black girls who listen to my music and listen to this album see that there are more of us. It’s a real thing, you’re not alone. You’re not the only black girl who wishes you could flip her hair to the side and wear black eyeliner, you know what I mean?
We love seeing it Willow!