Willow Smith teams up with Nicki Minaj for 'Fireball': Listen here!


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Remember Willow Smith? Daughter of that guy from Wild Wild West and the singer from Wicked Wisdom? Of hair-whipping fame? After dropping her well-received first single “Whip My Hair,” Smith didn’t do anything for a while, probably because she had to prepare for a science fair or something. Then she unveiled “21st Century Girl,” which didn’t have the same kind of pop as “Whip My Hair” and didn’t receive nearly the attention of her first single. Was her journey to stardom over before it really got started?

Perhaps not. Yesterday, Smith’s third single made its way onto the radio. It’s called “Fireball,” and it’s a duet with Nicki Minaj, who certainly seems like an inspiration to Smith (at least in the hair department). Give it a spin below.

Produced by Stoopid Boots (can you even fathom the names that person rejected before landing on “Stoopid Boots”?), the track relies on the same sort of churning, jittery energy that made “Whip My Hair” a hit. Minaj’s verse isn’t her finest work, though she does get points for shouting out Chun-Li from Street Fighter.

According to “Whip My Hair” producer Jukebox, Smith is back in the studio finishing up her debut album, and she hopes to have it out by the end of the year. She is, of course, signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label, which just scored its first major success in J. Cole’s chart-topping Cole World: The Sideline Story.

What do you think of “Fireball”? Is it too similar to “Whip My Hair”? Are you excited for Willow Smith’s album? Write your comments back and forth below.

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  • stephanie

    Its not stoopid boots, its MK as part of a team stoopid robots.

    • Chase

      The only reason im saying this is I know she going to grow up to be a beautiful woman, but that’s one ugly child!!!

      • Kim

        She is not ugly. She’s Will in drag but She’ll grow into her looks just like dad. The song is not bad. I don’t like Nicki, so……..

      • Ghostwriter

        Thats BS. What exactly makes her “ugly” anyway?

      • Kate

        How is she ugly? Cool song too.

      • unique

        she is not ugly watch your mouth shes pretty i bet she look way better then you

      • des

        wtf? shes not ugly.. and you have no right to call someone ugly unless you just so happen to be the prettiest person in the world. . which i doubt . . and this song is adorablle

      • Shannon

        who the f is going to buy this crap

      • love

        willow smith is not a ugly girl so u need to keep your mean comments to yourself

    • truth serum

      I’m drunk and she’s ugly!

      • realt

        SHE IS A PRETTY LIL GURL UNLIKE YO UGLY AZZ SO STOP HATEN AND HER SONG IS NICE TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BeBe

    I like it, pretty catchy! Dont know about Nicki Minaj though.

    • Phil

      Minaj is the highlight of the track, her Street Fighter verse kills as usual, but its also a ploy. Nicki jumped on an unofficial remix of “Whip My hair” that they never released, and now they put this out hoping to get sales & spins thanx to the red-hot Nicki being on the record. No way was RocNation dropping this Willow album when “Whip” only peaked at #11, they need a bonfide top 10 hit…which is what they’re assuming “Fireball” will be. I love Nicki, but since she popped up on like 3 new songs alone this week (Willow, Rick Ross, and Big Sean). I have to say I kinda wished “21st Century Girl” woulda been a bigger hit…but this is out on iTunes now.

      • Shannon

        She sucks.

    • Ivalyn


    • Ivalyn

      nicki minaj was goin in. u dnt knw good music

  • lilly

    No It is not similar to whip my hair it is actually a good song; ACTUALLY IT SHOULD BE A HIT!

  • harry


  • DJ



    We’ll forget all about her once again.

  • tanya

    another song i wouldn’t mind my grandkids listen too with me.

    • Tray

      you must be a cool grandma :) I have one too

  • Lily

    Enough with the Smith brats already!! sheesh!

    • ^


    • Carolina Gyrl

      Come on now DON’T HATE!!! They are doing what they do. If you that tired of them don’t follow them like you just did! HUMMMMM maybe just a lil bit of hateraid huh??? LMAO

      • sara

        ummm, jeez, why don’t they just go to school like normal kids? No, instead their parents have to pimp them out and keep shoving them into the spotlight. Ridiculous.

      • Sara

        Sara, you make a very big assumption that the parents are the sole impetus behind the fame of the kids. I would like to ask if their fame still be a problem if the kids were the ones who wanted it. What if they begged and pleaded to be allowed to follow their dreams? They seem to be talented children, and they are living in the shadow of highly visible and famous parents. They are never going to be normal kids. Given their situation, I would consider it natural if they wanted to carve out their own place in the limelight.

        Ask yourself what it really costs you to give that family the benefit of the doubt. We have no proof one way or the other, so why the hurry to judge?

      • reyonna

        they need to shut up because its nothing wrong wit her so people that dont like her yall no yall really do so stop lieing tonyour self

    • brad

      This song is all over the place. Please God put this little girl and stop with this nonsense. Will and Jada should be ashamed.

  • Aly

    I Love it, I love Willow. Her and Nicki make such a good collaboration. Though she sounds really similar to Rihanna; Like if they added something about sex this could be Rihanna’s newest single.
    Regardless this is a hit. Willow if your reading this, id love to her you actually sing….like for once. I know your phenomenal at it anyways :) #TeamWillow

  • Judy

    68 year old grandma who loved it!!

  • danny

    Enough with these little kids trying to sing… horrible…can’t this little girl sing something nice ..sounds like the garbage truck coming down my block.

    • LUCDB


      • Phil

        its daughter not daugther, and I honestly am not hating, she is just way too young. She should just be a kid, or she is gonna be burnt out by the time she can even vote.

      • ^

        Pretty sad the way the Smith’s throw their kids out there into careers already. Let them go to school normally for a change. A good % of child actors/artists have a hard time when they get older.
        Also, LAY OFF THE CAPS LOCK.

      • Sportersify

        Heh, you guys know the future? Pretty messed you hope a 10 year old fails and burn out.

  • :)

    I love it! :)

  • jgrl

    Mark 9:42 “And if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around his neck.Luke 17:2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. NIV

    But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea. (Plain English).
    Don’t hate on me…Jesus Said it.. I believe it. so That settles it!

    Now Who’s accountable? ????

    • cm

      So is your point that kids shouldnt be singing because it’s a sin or do you just like quoting scripture unnecessarily?

    • klove

      I have been around church all my life. I am trying to figure out where quoting the Bible fits into this. As her mother stated, this is Willow’s dream. So in your opion the child that portrayed Jesus Christ in The Best Story Ever Told is being sinful. Or better yet, his parents are going to hell? This is why we can’t get people to come to church, the ignorance of the people from the pulpit to the pews. Here’s one for you… Judge not!

    • puh-lease

      At least there are idiots like “Jgrl” to make me laugh. You know, Jesus would be pretty pissed if he knew you were basically wishing death for two people. Tisk! Tisk!

    • Sara

      Ahh, but I don’t believe there is much evidence to prove exploitation or corruption of innocence (which seems to be the point of the quoted passage) in the first place. Condemning parents for exploiting children really works best if the children are actually being exploited.

      If you disagree, prove your position with facts, not rhetoric. Not only is this America, where it is “innocent until proven guilty”, but doesn’t the Bible preach about not judging others? Perhaps you have not embraced your own accountability…

  • d-mand

    I feel u jgrl . If folks don’t get it.. To take a child and exploit him/her because they are so young.. To do what’s being done, it would be better to Hang yourself
    with a big rock around your neck and drown yourself in the ocean..

  • TKP

    That’s MK who is a part of STUPID ROBOTS (MARC KINCHEN)

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