AceShowbiz - Willow Smith had her head shaved on stage on Friday (16Jul21) while she performed "Whip My Hair" during a streaming event to celebrate her new album release.
"This is such a special moment for me. Celebrating the release of my album with Travis Barker + Avril Lavigne. Thank you for coming on this journey with me," she later wrote on Facebook.
During the show, she sat on a stool and continued singing and playing guitar on a punk version of her 2010 hit single while a crew member approached with a pair of clippers and shaved off her afro.
It's not the first time Willow has rocked the bald look - in 2012, she shaved her head during her "Whip My Hair" tour.
Her dad Will Smith previously admitted it was wake-up call for him as he'd been pushing his daughter - who was just 11 at the time - to continue her concert commitments when she'd repeatedly expressed her wish to go home.
"We came downstairs and she had shaved her head bald. She shaved her head bald in the middle of her Whip My Hair tour. I was like, 'Oh s**t,' " he recalled in 2017. "I'm looking at that girl and I'm like, 'Got it. I understand. You will not have this trouble out of me ever again. Let's go, baby. We can go.' "
"For me, it was that soldier that was pushing and wasn't paying any attention whatsoever to what was going on emotionally with this beautiful little creature in front of me. That was the first part of the collapsing of my father's suit that I was wearing that wasn't mine."