Preteen Pop Star Takes Fashion Cues From Street Fighter

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Preteen Pop Star Takes Fashion Cues From Street Fighter

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Is "Whip My Hair" singer Willow Smith actually the leader of a huge underground criminal empire? Maybe!

Willow Smith is famous for two reasons. First, she's the daughter of Will Smith (and real creative on the name there, Will). Second, she was the singer of last year's hit single "Whip My Hair," a song that is way more catchy than it has any right to be.

Street Fighter's M. Bison, on the other hand, is an evil dictator who runs the nefarious Shadoloo criminal empire. Unlike Willow Smith, he does not have a Billboard hit single, but instead relies on his terrifying Psycho Power to grind his enemies into dust and cow them into submission.

So on one hand, you have Willow Smith; on the other hand you have M. Bison - and ne'er the twain shall meet, right?

Perhaps not: Willow Smith performed in Manchester, England last night wearing an outfit that MTV Style noticed bore more than a passing resemblance to Bison's iconic duds. Seriously, that's just uncanny - I might be able to forgive it if it were just the red-and-purple, but the wrist bracers? The puffy thigh-pants? The silver freakin' shoulderpads?

Now, I'm not saying that the 10-year-old Smith is actually an evil mastermind who rules the world from the shadows while tangling with the likes of US Special Forces and Interpol, but I'm not saying that she isn't, either.

Maybe someone should get Zangief Kid on the phone.

(MTV Style)

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So, if Willow is Bison... then who the hell is Will? And what kind of insane powers does he possess!?

Truly scary...

I feel like she's channeling a bit of Magneto there as well. Marvel vs Capcom indeed.

John, you're having your funny paranoid times again. Now, do we need to take away your pills, or give you more?

Willow Smith, and "Whip my Hair," are two things that should not be mentioned, EVER. The sooner we forget about them, and stop giving them free publicity, the better.

chemicalreaper:
Willow Smith, and "Whip my Hair," are two things that should not be mentioned, EVER. The sooner we forget about them, and stop giving them free publicity, the better.

Yup

I can see her working in Bison's "YES!" narm chat in her new single. She is Will's daughter.
Jacky Chan as Chun Li still wins.

Hey, if the girl dresses like Bison then she can make as much crappy music as she likes, she's already awesome by definition. Although the "Smith dollar" lacks the punch of the Bison dollar.

Jada Pinkett Smith must be Chun-Li then, and Jaden is most likely Ken.

Still, that's pretty awesome.

Is this news? Next week on the Escapist: How Lady Gaga blatantly rips off surrealist motifs and is batshit insane.

At least she didn't dress up like Cammy or, god forbid, E. Honda.

Svenparty:
Is this news? Next week on the Escapist: How Lady Gaga blatantly rips off surrealist motifs and is batshit insane.

Video games, Street Figther, etc.

Get Akuma in there, do some Shun Goku Satsu.

Though that is pretty hilarious.

Funk is just mad because Willow Smith is biting his style.

Scrythe:

Svenparty:
Is this news? Next week on the Escapist: How Lady Gaga blatantly rips off surrealist motifs and is batshit insane.

Video games, Street Figther, etc.

Despite this it's such a thinly spread reference. I'm pretty confident that most artists have probably worn something video game character ish before. What is next? "Tom Sellek wears Dungarees-resembles Mario"

Yeah, this was already done by a different rubbish pop act (Cheryl Cole) a year ago.

I could have sworn that this thread was going to be about Rebecca Black.

Instead, I come across another pop star and song I've never heard of. And will gladly wave at as it passes by.

I honestly think 'Whip My Hair' is the worst song that has ever been played near me. Its horrid. This actually made me dislike M. Bison... Somehow.

chemicalreaper:
Willow Smith, and "Whip my Hair," are two things that should not be mentioned, EVER. The sooner we forget about them, and stop giving them free publicity, the better.

FEAR NOT! for I shall remove those evil things form your head!

OT: so.........does this mean that M. Bison is a little girl? I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THIS! At least until I finally beat him in Street Fighter II as Guile.

Sir John the Net Knight:
At least she didn't dress up like Cammy or, god forbid, E. Honda.

or Juri Han, C. Viper, Chun-Li, Vega [though I still want a mask like his], or even Sakura.

Will her next single be "Crush My Pyscho"?


This sums up my opinion better than anything I could type.

I'm just waiting for the internet to turn this into a meme. I wonder what it will be though?

"M. Bison: He's really a 10-year-old girl."

"M. Bison: He will whip his hair back and forth."

"M. Bison: His daughter decided to take a different career path."

The possibilities are almost endless!

Brnin8:


This sums up my opinion better than anything I could type.

I agree with this poster

I don't get it. It only barely looks anything like M Bison's costume. It does look completely horrible though, whatever it is.

Proceed to spam topic with YES! videos.

Fallen-Angel Risen-Demon:
I honestly think 'Whip My Hair' is the worst song that has ever been played near me. Its horrid. This actually made me dislike M. Bison... Somehow.

I share your pain.

The message that the song was saying was at least more powerful than 'friday'. I understand its all the rage to just randomly hate viral shit, but chillax.

OT: I can see the resemblance. And pop stars dressing up all cosplayish is pretty neat, but I think its even cooler when asian politicians cosplay as NGE characters (I'm looking at YOU, Takaaki Mitsuhashi!).

Of course, for Bison, it was just another Tuesday.

Maybe now she'll finally get hit with a HADOUKEN.

Shows what I know. I thought Will Smith only had a son. Never knew he had a daughter. Pretty brave to go on stage, seriously, dressed like that. Then again, Bieber's jackets have enough straps to hold back the Great Flood, so to each his--or her--own.

lol well i will volunteer for HADOUKEN

Didn't Cheryl Cole already do this?
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From the video "Fight for your Love". Ironic since it was fighting that stopped her love.

John Funk:
Is "Whip My Hair" singer Willow Smith actually the leader of a huge underground criminal empire?

OF COURSE!

Just, for the sake of all that's holy, don't alert Jean Claude VanDamme. He's done enough damage to that franchise.

Damn you!!
that's the first thing I thought of when I saw the picture XD

YES!!.. YES!!

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