Willow has had her fair share of scandals. Over the years, children of celebs tend to stray from the picture perfect image the media paints them as but that usually happens in their mid or late teens or early twenties like in the case of Miley Cyrus. But Willows first scandal happened before that.

Willows first scandal happened in 2013 when she released her song Summer fling on July 6th,  while she was still twelve years old. Some of the lyrics of the song were, “Don’t really care what we do tonight. Goodnight kisses if the mood is right, laying by the beach with you wishing this would never end.”

She also adopts a British accent which she did at the beginning and end of the video and says, “Thanks for the summer fling. It was nice.” Critics complain the word “fling” was too mature to be used by a girl her age. Since the word, “fling” according to the Urban dictionary means “Deliberately short-term sexual relationship between two people.”

She attempted to resolve the controversy when she performed the song at the series premiere of The Queen Latifah show  by clarifying the meaning of the word “fling” in her song.

In 2014, Willow ended up in a scandal. The thirteen-year-old girl was caught in bed with a shirtless 20-year-old, Moises Arias who played Rico in the Disney series Hannah Montana.


Her mother, Jada told the media that there was nothing sexual about the picture. she said, “Here’s the deal. There was nothing sexual about that picture of that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it … and you’re acting like covert paedophiles and that’s not cool.” The picture was noticed on one of Kyle Jenners Tumblr accounts.

Then, in 2015 Willow received some negative comment from a picture she posted. Soon after she tweeted to her followers, “When did women’s body start being something to hide? #freethenipple”. Which critics complained she was too young to post a picture of that sort.


The #freethenipple is still an ongoing movement on Twitter with over a hundred tweets using the hashtag.

Cindy Ubah