Willow Smith Says Jay-Z Is Helping Her With Her Album

Some musicians might be intimidated to have Jay-Z as a boss in the recording studio, but not Willow Smith. The ‘Whip My Hair’ singer says the big-time rapper is helping her on her debut album.

“Whenever I have a creative block, he’s always like, ‘Do what artists do when they have a block. Make a song about it,'” Smith told Kiss FM (via Digital Spy).

She added that the ‘Empire State of Mind’ rapper is more like a creative mentor to her than a boss.

Smith also dished about her exciting run-in with Lady Gaga at the Grammys earlier this year. She has mentioned the ‘Born This Way’ singer as a source of inspiration.

“We were talking about my outfit and her shoulders. She’s awesome,” Smith said. Gaga has mentioned her admiration of Smith’s music as well.

Smith’s debut album is set to be released this summer.

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