Summerfest lost a second headliner Monday when it was announced that Willow will no longer be performing at this year’s festival.
The 21-year-old daughter of actors Will and Jada Pinkett Smith was set to take the stage June 30, but in a Facebook post, Summerfest announced that Willow will not be performing and instead singers Gayle and Nessa Barrett will fill in.
This is the second headliner to drop out of this year’s festival. Last week, Justin Bieber postponed his 2022 Summerfest show due to facial paralysis from Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
Willow has been an entertainer, in some form, since she was a young child, having a small role as her father’s daughter, fittingly enough, in the 2007 film “I Am Legend.”
She broke out in the music scene with her hit single “Whip My Hair” at only 9 years old, which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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She spent the next decade making music and appearing on her mother’s talk show “Red Table Talk,” but made another splash in the music scene in 2021.
TikTok users are very familiar with Willow’s second hit song “Meet Me at Our Spot,” credited to the band The Anxiety, which consists of Willow and artist Tyler Cole. The song reached No. 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Coincidentally, Willow’s older brother, Jaden Smith, was set to open for Bieber at Summerfest on Friday. However, with Bieber dropping out, so did Jaden.
As of Monday night, Willow hasn’t taken to social media to address fans since Summerfest announced the cancellation.
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