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Willow Smith signs record deal; considered competition for Rihanna

Will Smith’s little daughter is being hailed as a star of the future. After setting the web world ablaze with her first single ‘Whip My Hair,’ the 9-year-old Willow won global approbation and has already been signed up by rapper Jay-Z's label Roc Nation.

Willow Smith to make TV debut

Los Angeles -- Willow Smith, the eight-year-old daughter of Hollywood stars Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, has signed up to make her television debut, Nickelodeon announced.

The child actress, who has appeared in the films "I Am Legend" and "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl," will appear in a special one-hour episode of Nickelodeon's comedy series "True Jackson, VP," which is set to air July 25, the network said.

Willow will play a younger version of the show's title character in flashback scenes. The older True, who is the teen-aged head of the youth division of a major fashion label, is played by Keke Palmer.

"I get my style ideas from 'True Jackson, VP,'" Willow said in a statement. "If I had my own fashion company, I would call it 'Willow's Reign.'"