11-year-old Nicki Minaj just dropped another music video, this time featuring Nicki Minaj in the Hype Williams directed video for "Fireball."
Proving that she must be part-robot or some kind of pop-star hologram, the spawn of Will and Jada Smith is like a freak of nature, with more swag, stage presence, and hood rat-ness than stars twice her age.
The video for "Fireball" opens Star Wars-style, with scrolling text and that cool intergalactic font. Mind you, Willow Smith wasn't even born when the first three Star Wars films were released.
Surrounded by flames, Willow Smith busts out as real life "fireball." She dances around a deserted street flanked by dancers and basically just acts awesome.
Then NIcki Minaj shows up, she's dressed like a muppet chewed on a Barbie and vomited it all over her dress. Nicki and Willow make an odd-couple, like Nicki was on her way to a rave and stopped to ask an 11-year-old for directions and maybe exchange rap verses, or whatever.
Willow definitely out-danced Nicki Minaj, you feel like you're watching a mini Beyonce.
Willow debuted the video on BET's 106 & Park" and says the single will be included on her upcoming album titled "Knees & Elbows" due out April 3. What a strange title, you may be wondering to yourself (or not at all), but Willow explains that the title is inspired by resilience.
"Everybody falls down and scratches their knees and elbows, but eventually they get back up," explained Willow. Words to live by, according to an 11-year-old who I'm sure has hit rock bottom like so many times. #Sarcasm.
Willow recently did an interview with Idolator and says working with Nicki Minaj was "awesome."
"We recorded apart, but we got to see each other at the video shoot. She's really awesome. I'm a big fan of her," says Willow.
At only 11-years-of age, how did singing come about? Did dear old dad want her to follow in his fresh prince rap footsteps?
"When we were in China and Jayden was doing [The Karate Kid ]. I told my dad that I wanted to sing, and I told my mom that I wanted to sing. It just came along from there," says Willow.
Must be nice. What if all of us could follow our dreams like that? I told my dad that I wanted $1 million, and I told my mom that I wanted $1 million. It just came along form there.
If Willow wasn't a budding popstar, what would she be doing instead?
"I dance. It's my favorite thing to do. I'm in a company. Miss Adriana is my dance teacher. That's what I like to do on my downtime."