Will Smith was at Temple University this past weekend for Real Talk with Sista Soulja and Will Smith, where she promoted her new book A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story. During the panel, Will opened up about why Willow will no longer be playing the part of Annie.
- He said, "As the public may have seen from her posts online, some of which have been deemed questionable for a child her age, Willow needed some time off. Willow was supposed to be doing 'Annie,' we got Jay-Z to do the movie, got the studio to come in and Willow had such a difficult time on tour with 'Whip my Hair' and she said, 'You know Daddy, I don't think so' and I said, 'Baby, hold up! I said no,no,no, listen, you'll be in New York with all of your friends and Beyonce will be there. You will be singing and dancing,' and she looked at me and said, 'Daddy, I have a better idea, how about I just be 12.'"