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Willow Smith: All you need to know, including what it's like with Justin Bieber in the picture

October 20, 2010 |  1:59 pm


For those without Internet access this week, or recent owners of well-appointed homes under a rock -- meet Willow Smith

She's the 9-year-old (almost 10-year-old) daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, and she's here to become the multi-platform superstar that her DNA demands.

With the release of her "Whip My Hair," young Willow introduces to us a pre-preteen firecracker who lives up to her impeccable breeding and perhaps takes the legacy one step further (after all, we don't see Will getting tribute from the Muppets).

The young star hit the offices of Teen Vogue recently to share some essential info, and we thought the world would only benefit from this intimate knowledge, including her thoughts on Justin Bieber.

Jada-and-willow Personal style, in her own words: "Schoolgirl meets punk rock." Her preference is always the edgy Italian house Dolce & Gabbana.

That time she met Dolce of Dolce & Gabbana: It was at their recent runway show in Milan. "I was writing a song on my phone, and my mom walked in and said, 'Willow.' And I was like, 'Mom give me a minute,' because I was focused on writing. And I looked up and there was Dolce, and I was like, 'Oh my God.'" 

Beyonce, Jay-Z and her lucky number "44": "I thought: Taylor Swift has one, why not me? And it turned out Jay-Z's birthday was December 4th, Beyonce's birthday is September 4th, and their anniversary has something to do with a 4 too. [The magazine noted Miss Smith had the number drawn on her hand with a Sharpie marker.]

The inevitable question of Justin Bieber: But not in the way you'd think. Willow's older brother, box-office star Jayden Smith, is BFFs with the Biebs. "Jayden is always hanging out with him. Sometimes it's like: Come home for dinner already!" she said.

What do you make of the littlest Smith? Tell us in the comments section below.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Jada Pinkett Smith and daughter Willow attend the Dolce & Gabbana fashion show Sept. 26, during Fashion Week in Milan. Credit: Daniel Dal Zennaro / EPA

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