The song was written by Ronald "Jukebox" Jackson and Janae Luann Ratliff, with the former producing the track as well. In the summer ofSmith's mother, Jada Pinkett Smithrevealed on Lopez Tonight that her daughter was recording an album.
Lyrically the song is about letting loose, being as wild as can be, while she asks ladies to "whip their hair" and "shake haters off". Some critics have deemed the song too similar to Smith's musical influence Rihanna. Online called the track a fourth-grade version of Rihanna and Hilson. The track has received polarized reviews. A main point critics attributed to the song was its ability to be kid-friendly, yet appeal to all music listeners, with Gerrick Kennedy of The Los Angeles Times calling the song radio, club, and recess-friendly,  and Daniela Capistrano of MTV News calling This Is To Mother You - Sinéad OConnor - Gospel Oak EP a "kid-friendly club banger".
Online Willow* - Whip My Hair , that accomplishment was commendable, stating, "it's got to be a bit of a battle finding material suitable for someone still in the single-digits. Prior to radio add dates and release, the song collected greatest gainer Willow* - Whip My Hair on the US Rap Songs chart.
It has so far peaked at number five. Smith filmed the song's accompanying music video in Los Angeles the week of September 20, Willow is definitely here to stay, she's a superstar.
I think we managed to create a fresh expression using Willow's amazing energy, a positive and inspiring concept, and mixing the colors of the sets with Willow's fashion, which consisted of custom-made clothing and exclusive One Z jumpsuits.
Willow* - Whip My Hair a trendsetter already and I'm sure others will be copying her style soon! A teaser video released on September 16, received 1. Just a day Willow* - Whip My Hair release, the video had reportedly garnered overviews on YouTube. The video begins in a futuristic cafeteria with kids, dubbed the "Warriorettes",  sitting down at tables wearing all white while the tables and walls are gray. She alternates different hairstyles, and then walks down a hallway with her backup dancers, donning a cotton candy-esque hairstyle.
She further whips her hair to give color to the lockers and students' attire, before performing extensive choreography with the hallway students. Midway, Smith and her dancers perform a dance routine with music not in the original song. The last scenes Willow* - Whip My Hair Smith with puff braids and in a yellow jumpsuit with her backup dancers in a different classroom trying to get them to dance, which is intercut with previous paint-splashing scenes, as the students, including her brother Jaden teachers, janitor, elderly lady, and toddler dance.
Natalie Finn of E! Online commended the video for being "sassy, yet kid friendly". Matt Cherrete of Chris Ryan of MTV Buzzworthy said the video lived up to the "energy" and "power" of the track, commenting that it contained the "most inspiring and awesome youth power dancing, hair whipping and floor stomping that you're going to see all day".
Music said among the many dancers in the clip, Smith "shines as the clear breakout star", calling the video a "smash", and commenting "she pulls it Willow* - Whip My Hair without need for cameo appearances from her famous parents.
In Septembera fan-made mash-up of the video and a Sesame Street segment appeared online. The original Sesame Street clip featured a puppet portrayed as a young black girl proud of her hair. She flails her braids, cornrows, afro, and other ethnic hairstyles. You can put it in ponytails. You can put it in cornrows.
I wish I had hair like you. Veronica Miller of NPR commented that with both clips, "little black girls are having the best week ever", noting the rarity that "little African-American girls are publicly celebrated for their uniqueness and beauty", due to non-positive comments about their physical appearance, El Manual Del Negocio (Continuation 4) - Dexter y Ager* - El Manual Del Negocio them Willow* - Whip My Hair individual and collective beauty.
Infictional music group The Chipettes recorded a cover version titled "Whip My Tail" for the film Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked and its soundtrack. Inthe song was used as a "lip-sync for your life" song on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Raceduring the seventh episode "RuPaul Roast". Contestants Alyssa Edwards and Roxxxy Andrews were in the bottom two after failing the challenge.
After a double wig trick from Andrews, an energetic performance from Edwards and an emotional breakdown from Andrews, both contestants were saved from elimination. RuPaul has gone on to say that this performance was his favorite lip-sync ever. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hip pop teen pop electropop. Like, you can't be afraid to be yourself, you have to be yourself, and Hypnotone - Ai can't let anyone tell you that that's wrong.
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