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Willow Smith Talks Working With Nicki Minaj

Tween rapper Willow Smith has certainly grown up! In the year since she debuted the addictive hit "Whip My Hair," the 11-year-old appears to have gained an inch or two and is rocking a chic, short 'do, which her mom, Jada Pinkett Smith, has often sported in the past. Willow acted poised for her age, too, as she appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" Tuesday, thanking the host for performing an acoustic version of her tune on his show. Jimmy even displayed a thank you note Willow had sent him for singing the song. Willow also raved about another artist Nicki Minaj, who she worked with for her new tune "Fireball." The duo teamed up for the song and the video, which debuts on BET's "106 and Park" on Wednesday.

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Willow Smith and Jimmy Fallon play bumper cars during her visit. Lloyd Bishop/NBC

"She's amazing. She's an awesome artist," Willow gushed about the "Super Bass" singer. "She's crazy, she's wild. She's just really exciting to be around." And it sounds like the two instantly meshed. "We just got there and just vibed out," Willow added.

Despite Willow's rather mature disposition, Christmas has a way of bringing out the kid in all of us! She definitely acted like a normal 11-year-old as she snapped a pic with Santa during a benefit for the charity Garden of Dreams at JFK International Airport in New York. Sounds like her parents should enjoy her being their little girl while they still can!

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Check out the clip of her fun interview with Fallon:

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