Willow Smith’s Song Slammed As Inappropriate For A 12-Year-Old

Wed, July 10, 2013 2:12pm EDT by 19 Comments
Willow Smith Summer Fling
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Willow Smith may only be 12 years old, but she’s already singing about falling in love and going on dates! Did the preteen go too far with her latest tune ‘Summer Fling?’ Watch the controversial music video — do YOU think it’s too mature?

Willow Smith, 12, was born to be in the entertainment business. With her famous parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith‘s help, the tween has found success as an actress and singer, and recently formed the group Melodic Chaotic with DJ MVSIC Fabrega. The duo released the latest video for the track, “Summer Fling” and it left people talking about the mature message and Willow’s fake accent!

Willow Smith’s Latest Song ‘Summer Fling’ Deemed Inappropriate

The tween, who codirected the video, sings about a summer romance, goodnight kisses and laying out by the beach with her love in the new track — and she’s only 12! With lyrics such as, “it’s just a couple months, but we do it anyway,” and “you tell me that I’m the one, I tell you it’s just for fun,” Willow shocked her audience with her new sound. She even used a fake English accent for the speaking parts of the song! The adult issues on the track have left many critics perplexed, thinking that she is way too young to be singing such an inappropriate song!

Her brother Jaden Smith, 15, who makes a cameo in the video, tweeted the day after the video came out:

Willow Is 12………I Think?

Black Youth Project, a project aimed at examining youth culture in African American communities, also spoke out about the video on Facebook. They wrote:

Willow Smith’s new single, “Summer Fling,” has raised some eyebrows due to its subject matter and accompanying video. A few op-eds have questioned the idea of a 12-year old having a “summer fling,” and whether or not the whole concept is just too mature.

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Willow may be young, but that hasn’t prevented her from landing a record deal! Willow is already signed with Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation. It was during her time with Jay-Z that she released her debut single “Whip My Hair,” in 2010, which became an instant success. The youngest Smith has struggled since the hit, however, releasing a few tracks, none of which were able to reach the same level of fame. With all of the negative publicity surrounding the track, “Summer Fling” definitely doesn’t seem to to be the hit that she was looking for.

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Willow’s new song “Summer Fling” inappropriate? Do you like the track?

WATCH: Melodic Chaotic – Summer Fling

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