Child superstar and future commander of the universe Willow Smith rocked the White House on Easter. What did you do, boo?
Here the pint-sized pop singer rocks the White House‘s Easter Egg Roll party with two of her newer tracks ‘Rockstar’ and ’21st Century Girl’, the latter being a major flop on the charts but let’s not kill the buzz because this performance is the ultimate.
What I really appreciate about this footage is the definite school production-like quality of it. The distance between the camera and the stage – not to mention, the mostly stagnant long shots – are so reminiscent of a parent’s handycam work. Wait, did anybody see Will and Jada that day?
Also, the presence of an interpreter to sign Willow‘s defining lyrics is a highlight and luxury I do not take for granted. The diva had me fooled for a good part of the video because she was signing so completely in rhythm that I thought she was one of the back up dancers.
Willow Smith‘s ’21st Century Girl’ has so far peaked at #99 on the US Billboard 100 and #91 over in the UK.