Willow Smith Drops New Song "Rta," Her Father Will Still Sees Her As Emotional Teenager [LISTEN]
Back in January, Willow Smith dropped the EP Interdimensional Tesseract and now she's back with a new track called "Rta," produced by D'artiste. The futuristic soul/chillwave sound on "Rta" follows in the vein of her more recent RZA-influenced material. On the song, she declares she a "goddess" and sings about soulmates, evil, egos, the secrets of her heart, traveling to London, seeing a blackhole, being free, and more.
"If you really wanna know the truth, I'll tell ya, I'll tell ya," she sings on the hook. "If you really wanna go to London, boy / I'll sail ya, I'll sail ya / If you wanna see a blackhole, singularity / Hollaback at me / If you're interested in being free."
Although all of the music she making gives the appearance of maturity beyond her years, her father Will Smith confirmed last night that she is still a normal, angsty teenage girl. During his appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, where he also performed "Getting' Jiggy Wit It," he talked about what her personality is like these days.
"90 percent of the focus is Willow," he explained. "A 14-year-old girl takes all of the attention. It's like the world ends three times a week. It's like 14-year-old girl Independence Day at my house every week. So the last time [it happened], she has these cats, and she loves these cats, and we live out in the boonies, right, so I accidentally left one of the doors open and she could find the cat. And it's a bad look for cats in my neighborhood because there's coyotes and stuff out there. They're not going to make it.
"So she was very upset, and she looked at me and tears welled up in her eyes, and she said, 'I can't believe you would be that irresponsible.' And there's nothing that destroys the heart of a middle-aged man like the disdainful sneer of a 14-year-old girl. But she was right, so I called Jada to figure out what to do. Then Willow walked up and saw I was on the phone, and that was just too much for her. [And she cried], 'The least you could do is look!"
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