Baby Ballin’! Willow Smith Makes $4 Million Off ‘Whip My Hair’

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Tray Hova / August 15, 2011

She may not be of legal age to work at the mall, but Willow Smith’s sure got money to blow.

Remember “Whip My Hair”? Well that frenetic hit single raked in the youngest Smith a whopping $4 million dollars, landing her a spot on People Magazine’s Richest Teens List.

From Necole Bitchie: “Those Smith contracts and negotiations are pretty serious. It may be hard to fathom that after releasing one song (inclusive of her European tour with Justin Bieber I’d imagine), Willow brought in $4 million which puts her earnings close to artists who actually released albums last year, including Nicki Minaj and B.O.B. According to Forbes, Nicki Minaj earned an estimated $6.5 million last year which included the release of her #1 album Pink Friday, a MAC endorsement, numerous shows and appearances, a number of Top 10 singles on Billboard as well as breaking Billboard records for number of songs on the charts in a year. In comparison, rapper B.O.B. clocked $5 million last year, which included the release of an album, 2 Number 1 songs (Nothing On You, Airplanes). Willow’s $4 million means that with the release of the one song (and a less successful one that followed), she earned $2 million less than Rick Ross, 50 Cent, and Pitbull did for the entire year.”

We see you, Willow! —Stephanie Long