Parents just don't understand.

Willow Smith is a "21st century girl"

The Fresh Prince's daughter is not whipping her hair back and forth in her latest musical venture


Drew Grant
March 8, 2011 2:38AM (UTC)

There is a history in popular music of naming songs after your gender and century: "20th Century Boy" by T. Rex ; "21st Century Boy" by Sigue Sigue Sputnik AND Bad Religion; "20th Century Girl" by Pizzicato Five, and now Willow Smith's latest single "21st Century Girl." Let it be noted that Willow does not have her infamous hair to whip back and forth in her latest song, instead relying on this whole terrifying Chris Cunningham/ Aphex Twin music video vibe to relay the belief that children will both inherit, destroy, and then rebuild the earth.

Advertisement:

Whatever you say, Willow! Sure, you can play guitar now! You can build cities out of sand! We bow to your slight, 10-year-old frame! Just don't suck us into your "Book of Eli"-style alternate universe where old women put totems on the ground and small children emerge from the desert


Drew Grant

Drew Grant is a staff writer for Salon. Follow her on Twitter at @videodrew.

MORE FROM Drew Grant

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Music Television

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••






Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •