Willow Smith, the 11-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, shocked fans on Tuesday when she tweeted a photo of herself dancing on a stripper pole in Las Vegas.
The photo, which has since been deleted, was posted on Smith's official Twitter account via Instagram with a caption reading, Vegas Chick. Smith was wearing leggings, red Ugg boots and a white jumper while whipping her hair back and forth, naturally, grasping onto the pole.
The image was deleted almost immediately after but not before countless news organizations, like celebrity gossip blog Necole Bitchie, reposted it via Twitter. According to her information, the account is overseen and managed by Roc Nation and Overbrook Entertainment.
As the photo began to circulate of Willow Smith twirling around a stripper pole, many asked, where exactly were her parents and what was an 11-year-old doing near a stripper pole?
According to a slew of media reports, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are on the brink of divorce after 13 years of marriage ever since rumors began earlier this year of fights about their two children.
Most recently, a report from In Touch Weekly claims Jada met with celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wesser. The source said she finally begun to take steps to dissolve their marriage.
However, back in August, the couple addressed the rumors, claiming them to be fale accusations.
Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact.
According to the divorce rumors, Will and Jada were in disagreement over the acting and musical careers of their two children, 13-year-old Jaden and 11-year-old Willow.
They just kept butting heads over the kids and other personal issues within the marriage,'' a source close to the Smiths told The Daily Beast. Jada's independent and focused, and Will likes to be in control. Someone has to agree to give in and that wasn't happening anymore with them.''
While most folks just think of Will and Jada as being a tad over the top, author Terry McMillan (Waiting to Exhale) has gone public with harsh critcism, accusing the couple of pimping out their children.
The Smith children already act like child stars, McMillan wrote on Twitter. There's arrogance in their demeanor and behavior. It feels like the Smith children are being pimped and exploited. They are already hungry for fame, what about the 4th grade?
Reports suggest that Jada Pinkett Smith feels her daughter Willow, known for sporting outfits and hairstyles not common for 11-year-olds, was growing up too fast while Will Smith wants the children to focus on school, and in contrasting reports, on their acting careers and publicity.
The couple has not previously responded to criticism of their child-rearing style -- should they make an exception in this case?