Willow Smith isn’t interested in merely releasing music without a purpose. The pint sized, mega star is hoping to empower her young audience with the release of her new album, ‘Knees and Elbows’.
When interviewed this past Wednesday, Willow was quoted as saying;
“It’s gonna make them feel like they have control over their lives and can do what they want to do and be the person they want to be.”
After releasing hit songs like the wildly popular ‘Whip My Hair’, Willow recruited Nicki Minaj to join the movement with the upbeat track ‘Fireball’. Nicki who couldn’t stop gushing about kissing Madonna managed to keep her lyrics clean with: “Tell ‘em escalator, elevator yeah that mean to step your weight up, Ain’t nobody greater, Will and Jada is my neighbor, hater!”
Willow premiered ‘Fireball’ on BET’s 106 & Park on Wednesday and had this to say regarding fellow innovator Nicki Minaj;
“We just kind of vibed off each other and had fun.”
The name of Willow’s debut album is in keeping with her theme to empower her listeners. ‘Knees and Elbows’ according to Willow represents falling and getting back up.
“Everybody falls down and scrapes their knees and elbows but they eventually get back up.”
‘Knees & Elbows’ hits shelves on April 3rd, 2012. Check out the video ‘Fireball’ with Willow Smith featuring Nicki Minaj. Note: It’s a bit grainy, cleaner version coming soon.