Growing up is hard to do. Just ask Willow Smith, the eleven-year old daughter of acclaimed Hollywood stars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith. The young singer behind the hit single "Whip My Hair," Willow has released a new music video for "I Am Me," a slow track on which she explains to listeners the importance of remaining true to oneself and retaining one's individuality in the face of naysayers. Set in New York, the video appears to be homemade, featuring a moody Willow dressed in her usual eclectic style while emotionally banging on a keyboard and gesturing to the camera. 

Recently, Willow has been at the center of many debates on blogs, with readers wondering whether or not the young performer was too young to rock a buzz cut, green hair, or a fake tongue ring. Some have argued that Willow has the right to express her creativity as a young woman, even if that meant rocking alternative looks, while others believe that she is crying out for attention through actions not appropriate for girls her age. Her parents have even spoken often about their daughter's quirky hair and style choices, ultimately supporting her.

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