From shaving her head to getting a new tattoo: Willow Smith reminds us she’s all about self-expression

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Transparent Soul singer, Willow Smith is rocking a new hairdo after deciding to cut all her hair off on stage. (PHOTO: FACEBOOK / WILLOWSMITH)
Transparent Soul singer, Willow Smith is rocking a new hairdo after deciding to cut all her hair off on stage. (PHOTO: FACEBOOK / WILLOWSMITH)

Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s youngest child, Willow (20), has again caught everyone’s attention with her bold moves. 

During the finale of her recent Facebook Live performance, Willow in Concert: Lately I Feel Everything, the clippers came out as the musician strummed her electric guitar for her punk-rock performance of her hit song, Whip My Hair, and had her head shaved on stage. 

“I’m always shaving my head at monumental times in my life, when things are really changing. And this is definitely one of those moments,” she said in a behind-the-scenes clip. 

The Facebook Live event marked the release of her new rock album, Lately I Feel Everything, which features pop-rock artists such as Travis Barker and Avril Lavigne. 

"This is such a special moment for me. Celebrating the release of my album lately I feel EVERYTHING," the musician shared on Facebook. (PHOTO: FACEBOOK / WILLOWSMITH)

This is the third time Willow has shaved her head. The first time was back in 2012 after she was hit with sudden fame when Whip My Hair had just dropped. “It was the perfect way to rebel,” she told People. 

In March last year, she decided to whip it all off again while she was locked in a glass box for an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

Just a few days after her recent punk performance, she posted a fresh new tattoo of a Hindu goddess on her hand.

“THANK YOU for adorning me with this beautiful representation of Saraswati (???????), the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom and learning,” she captioned her post on Instagram, thanking the tattoo artist behind the work. 

Willow has never been afraid to think outside the box when it comes to her lifestyle and choices and has also spoken out about embracing polyamory. In some ways, for Willow, who hosts Red Table Talk with her mother and grandmother, a box just doesn’t seem exist. 

She told Face magazine that when creating her own sound, she’d long been influenced by her mother’s rock days with Wicked Wisdom, the 2000s metal band Jada founded and performed with. 

"Black people created rock music," she said, after sharing she’d come under fire from older rock fans. "But we have been so indoctrinated, so conditioned to believe that we only thrive in certain categories of creativity and entertainment. And that's just not okay," she said. 

In the same way she was once influenced by her mom, Willow seems to have also inspired her mom to “let go”.

Jada, who turns 50 in September, joined her daughter and also decided to go bald. 

“Willow made me do it because it was time to let go BUT . . . my 50s are about to be divinely lit with this shed????” she captioned her post on Instagram. Followed by a stamp of approval from her daughter: “You are DIVINE.” 

Watch Willow's performance here: 


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