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Willow Smith shaved her head on stage during a punk rock performance of 'Whip My Hair'

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Willow Smith said this would be the third time she's shaved her head. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images
  • Willow Smith, 20, performed her new album during a virtual concert on Facebook Watch.

  • Smith had her head shaved during a new rendition of her 2010 song, "Whip My Hair."

  • "Lately I Feel Everything" was released on Friday.

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Willow Smith shaved her head during a performance of her 2010 song, "Whip My Hair."

Smith's new album, "Lately I Feel Everything," was released on Friday, and the 20-year-old celebrated with a concert produced on Facebook Watch. The nearly hour-long set concluded with a call back to her first single, reimagined into a punk rock song similar to her new musical style.

"My favorite song in the set right now just because of how it feels to sing would probably have to be 'Whip My Hair," daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, said in the video.

"This is going to be my third time in my life shaving my head. I'm always shaving my head at monumental times in my life when things are really changing and this is definitely one of those moments," she added.

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In the footage, Smith stepped back from the microphone while the band played the "Whip My Hair" instrumental and sat in a chair on stage. Then, a woman gradually shaved Smith's hair until the "Transparent Soul" singer sported a buzz cut.

Smith first shaved her hair in 2012 during the Whip My Hair tour - shocking her father in the process.

"She was done with 'Whip My Hair," said Will Smith about that time. "She was done with performing, and as a protest, she shaved her head bald."

And this July, Smith convinced her mother to also shave her head "because it was time to let go."

During a May episode of "Red Table Talk," Smith revealed to her mother and grandmother that she struggled as a child when "Whip My Hair" first debuted. She said she practiced self-harm after the song became a sensation.

"[I] Totally lost my sanity for a moment there. I never talk about it because it was such a short, weird point in my life, but you have to pull yourself out of it," Smith said. "I honestly felt like I was experiencing so much emotional pain, but my physical circumstances weren't reflecting that."

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