Willow Smith appeared on the Ryan Seacrest show earlier this week to announce that she has officially signed to rap mogul Jay Z’s Roc Nation label. This what Jay-Z has to say about young Willow and her music:
“I heard the record first before I knew that it was recorded by a 9 year old. I was like “Man, that record is smash”. And then Jay Brown said ‘she’s nine and I was like ‘Whoa!’. Then he said ‘she’s Will and Jada’s daughter and I was like ‘Whoa Whoa!’ Then I went to Japan to do some stuff and they were all out there and I met Willow and she walked in and the first thing she said was, ‘I’m really nervous’. I thought that maturity, explaining exactly how she was feeling when she walked in the room, I knew right then that she is a star. I believe in Superstars. I believe in big records on superstars and I believe that she has both!”
Jay-Z adds that he is excited to work with Willow in the following statement released to the public.
“We at Roc Nation are excited to work with Willow. She has an energy and enthusiasm about her music that is truly infectious. It’s rare to find an artist with such innate talent and creativity at such a young age. Willow is about to embark on an incredible journey and we look forward to joining her as she grows in all aspects of her career.”