Yesterday, the internets were left scrambling after rumors surfaced that Jay-Z had signed Willow Smith to Roc Nation. Sure enough, this morning Hov, Willow and Jada appeared on Ryan Seacrest to confirm the signing. (Props B.Dot)

UPDATE: video footage from Ryan Seacrest’s show added above courtesy of Ryan himself.

Willow Smith, Jay-Z and Jada Pinkett Smith on Ryan Seacrest

“I heard the record first before I knew it was recorded by a nine year old. I knew it was a smash. Jay Brown said she was 9 and I said Whoa!… then he said she’s Will & Jada’s daughter and I said Whoa! Whoa! and it went from there. I met Willow out in Japan and the first thing she said was “I’m really nervous”. And I thought that maturity explained exactly how she was feeling. I knew right then she was a star.” – Jay-Z

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