What is appropriate for a 12-year old girl to sing about? That’s the question that is at the core of today’s hottest Twitter topic. Willow Smith released a video for her new single “Summer Fling” and as soon as fans clicked ‘play’, many eyebrows rose. Is Willow too young to be singing about a “Summer Fling”?
In the new track Willow Smith is heard singing about a rather grown up love affair – leading fans to brand Summer Fling ‘inapporiate’.
‘It’s just a couple months but we do it anyway’, sings Willow in a way that makes us think this is a Rihanna song, in both tone and subject matter.
The lyrics continue: ‘Don’t really care what we do tonight. Good night kisses if the mood is right laying by the beach with you wishing this will never end.’
Adopting a faux British accent she says: ‘Thanks for the summer fling. It was nice.’
In the video her ‘boyfriend’ seems to be much older than her as they embark on a fake summer love affair. And all of the other actors also seem to be much older than her.
In another somewhat racy scene Wilow is seen jumping on a trampoline with her female friends while her fake boyfriend picks her up off the ground.
One tweet from the Black Youth Project said: ‘Smith’s new single, “Summer Fling,” has raised eyebrows due to its subject matter and accompanying video.