Willow Smith only has one hit single to her name so far, but she’s already thinking about remaking one of her dad’s signature tunes. The “Whip My Hair” mini-diva told Yahoo! that she’s considering covering DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince’s 1988 classic “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” “There’s a possibility that I will,” she’s quoted as saying (h/t Idolator). “It’s a really great song.”
Indeed it is. Let’s salute young Willow for recognizing how awesome DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince were, and not rolling her eyes just because the Fresh Prince is her old man. Would that every 10-year-old today had the same level of appreciation for lighthearted late-’80s hip-hop. (Watch the original video after the jump.)
And yet…how drastically would “Parents Just Don’t Understand” have to be retooled to fit on 2011’s radio playlists? Can Willow Smith actually rap? Would it be weird to hear her complaining about non-understanding parents, considering the fact that her actual parents are universally beloved movie stars?
So many questions for something that’s still just a vague “possibility.” For now, you tell us: Is this a good idea or not? Would you like to hear Willow Smith cover “Parents Just Don’t Understand”?
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