Willow Smith Wants to be ‘Bigger Than Lady Gaga’ — Say What!
Will Smith‘s 10-year-old daughter Willow has very modest goals for her burgeoning career. “I would like to be a very well-known artist…I would like to be as big as Lady Gaga. I would like to be bigger….I’d like to be a big rock star,” she told NME. “Famous-ness is awesomeness…but some parts of famous-ness can be…hard. The hardness part is wanting to hang out with your friends when you have to work and make platinum records. And your friends come over, and you’re recording, and you’re like, ‘Please let me go with my friends. I don’t wanna stay here!’ But people are relying on you.” Poor kid. [CelebrityCafe]
Akon discussed meeting Michael Jackson recently. Turns out Michael was pretty chill. “I’m going upstairs [to meet him], I knock on the door, his bodyguard opens and says, ‘He turns around, gets up, ‘Yo, what up, man?!‘ and I was like, ‘What up, Mike?’ and he gave me a pound, we hugged each other,” Akon explained. “He’s like, ‘Yo, I’ve been waiting to meet you for so long, this is a great honor, thanks for showing up, thanks for making the time.’ And in my mind I’m like, ‘You know, I should be thanking you for making the time.’ It was the craziest thing, because we sat down, we talked about Africa, we talked about my foundation, we talked about the music, we talked about girls. We had a great, incredible time that day…He was extremely funny, he told jokes, and he liked to have fun.” Whoa. [MTV]