Willow Smith, 13, shocked plenty of fans last year when she dropped out of the big-budget remake of Annie starring Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz -- especially since her father Will Smith is producing it -- and in a new interview with Teen Vogue, Willow reveals that it was "intuition" that led to her walking away from the high-profile part.
She was later replaced in the title role by Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhane Wallis.
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"To be honest, something inside me was just, like, 'Don't,'" she tells the magazine bluntly. "I'm very connected with my intuition."
In February 2013, Smith said that Willow dropped out so she could "just be 12" again.
"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,'" he explained to the audience of Real Talk with Sister Souljahand Will Smith at Philly's Temple University.
As for her music career, Willow is candid with the magazine about why it's taken so long to put out an album after the massive success of her 2010 single Whip My Hair.
"I have enough songs to make an album," Willow says, "but most of the songs I don't like."
Though she does assure fans that new music is coming -- and that it will be unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.
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"It's going to be something outlandish, something that nobody can imagine, something that comes from me and only me," she says. "Something we need right now."